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As I wrote in Rails Around Missouri, I grew up along the Oak Hill line in south St Louis, between Fyler yard and Beck Ave. The MoP switched several customers near the end of my street on a stub that came up a hill out of Fyler and across Morganford St, usually with an SW1200. I remember watching northbound trains getting a push in the rear by a pair of those SW's, or U30Cs rumbling south through Carondelet Park as I tried to pay attention to the soccer game I was supposed to be playing in. Ever catch a pair of SWs crossing Chippewa near Famous Barr to switch the elevator @ Christy? Seeing all that give way to Armor Yellow, and the customers disappear on the Oak Hill line were sad days for me.