Autoracks at Fenton, Missouri (date unknown).
This photograph was taken at the classification yard at the Chrysler Vehicle Assembly Plant. The photographer is standing very close to the Frisco’s yard office. The right most track leads to the industries Bemis Bag Company and Inland Container/International Paper. Further east, north of Interstate 44, near highway mile marker 274, was the vehicle assembly plant.
The tree line and high tension power line towers above the cars mark the south bank of the Meramec River. Expanding eastward between this row of trees and the string of autoracks are the empty and receiving yards. Diverging to the southeast from the receiving yard is the autorack loading ramps yard.
Approximately 1.5 miles west, just east of Missouri Highway 141, is the wye connection to the Rolla Subdivision. This connection is just south of the Frisco’s crossing of the Meramec River at Valley Park.
The view is looking northeast.
Special thanks to Mark Davidson.