North Market Street to Baden

From North Market Street (MP 4.2), where the BNSF Hannibal line splits off on the east side of the TRRA Merchants District, and there was once a similar connection on the west side to the erstwhile Wabash line now owned by NS, the BNSF line heads just east of due north, joining a line north from a yard and turning just west of due north, single track, CTC, with speed restriction 10 mph on the junction  and 30 mph once clear of the junction, alongside a former railroad bridge (an approach to the McKinley Bridge), on the east side, that still has the supporting structures for the former Illinois Terminal interurban line’s overhead electrical supply wire, past a connector back west to the TRRA, under the structure carrying the line east to the Merchants’ Bridge, and turning north-northwest, along the west bank of the Mississippi River, past a spur to the coal dock on the river at ACT Industries (MP 6.9), where the line turns northwest, following the river, the yard on the west side of the line at North St. Louis (MP 7.2), where the power station is served by trains of Powder River coal, and north to the wye with the TRRA North Belt District on the west side of the line at Baden (MP 9.4), where the speed limit has risen to 45 mph.