I was born in Sikeston MO on  the line between Dexter and Belmont landing.
Sikeston was located where the big road Frisco and little road MP crossed and made interchange through the industry track of the Grisco  grain plant..
I lived at a place called Porter Switch between Blodgett and Diehlstadt  on the line from Bismarck and Charleston until we moved to 
Two trains ran by the house and used the light blue and cream engines they would likely meet at Charleston or Sikeston.

I saw the change from the two toned engines to THE Jenks blue and once saw a C and EI   with the C & EI buzzsaw emblem under the window.

Been a fan ever since.