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    KCS Camping at Corning

    Thanks for the kind words everyone!
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    KCS Camping at Corning

    A couple weeks ago my friend Lance Garrels and I took of on an unexpected impromptu trip, as with most trips he and I take we had no set plan but he decided to give me options, "Well pal, we can go up northwest of Marysville (Kansas) or we can go over to Kansas City". Living in the Manhattan, KS...
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    Headin' to Marysville!

    Thanks for the comments!
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    Headin' to Marysville!

    US-36 is now our highway of choice for catching the train, but with the Hiawatha Sub being over 8 miles away at times it was decided to stick to towns closer than 4 miles from the highway. And so, without much more of a story than this, I'll just tell you the locations for the next few shots...
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    Headin' to Marysville!

    7&8) Getting back on US-73, we weren't able to beat the train to Lancaster, but we did get ahead of them before reaching Huron, no not the famous one, Huron, KS. I'm gonna take a side not her to point out that the clouds in the background are in a line of thunderstorms that contained a record...
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    Headin' to Marysville!

    We caught word of a second train being on the way, intermodal train KMNOA-30 we headed back into Atchison to catch it, we wouldn't be able to shoot it there as it snuck up on us while we were shooting... 4) HLCX 3844 tied down awaiting local assignments and... 5) KCS 4028 awaiting the loading...
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    Headin' to Marysville!

    Via Hiawatha... Back on May 31st, 2013 I found myself, along with a pair of fans some of you may have heard of, Lance Garrels and Luke Lohrmeyer chasing trains around Kansas City, my duo of friends had done this the day before, and ended up chasing a coal train to Marysville, via Hiawatha Lukes...
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    A day in Alma, KS

    It, Paxico, Maple Hill, and Alta Vista are all favorites of mine, Paxico is my personal favorite, first place I saw a UP heritage unit (was actually 2, 1982 and 1988) and the first place I saw a working steam engine (844). Alma is, and will always be my "second home town" though. Thanks.
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    A day in Alma, KS

    The last two, UP 7878 (catch number eh?) leads the counterpart to the first train of the day, train IDULB-28. with UP 5520 as DPU. Thanks for viewing! Lucas
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    A day in Alma, KS

    6) After a break in the action train KG4LB-28 showed up with a quarted of GEVOs in 3x1 fashion, UP 7383 leads... 7) With UP 7508 as DPU. 8) Now my camera decided to act up for a couple eastbounds, first up is UP 4137 on eastbound grain empties. 9) With my camera still acting up, I was...
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    A day in Alma, KS

    4) Two minutes after the green signal appeared, UP 8217 came into view leading westbound train MNPFW-28, another SD90 brought up the rear. The NPFW seldom runs the Topeka Sub, it just depends on whatever cars are in the train, usually the train runs to Kansas City then heads south. 5) After...
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    A day in Alma, KS

    Alma, KS. A town of 832, is a sleepy community in Wabaunsee County, KS. Sleepy as it may be, it is the county seat and features a few eating establishments and a gas station, and of course, what else but a railroad track. Union Pacifics Topeka Subdivision splits the bar and Alma Cheeses' factory...
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    A few from Kansas

    I have some shots from Alma, and Alta Vista proper, but not really any between the two. I've attempted to shoot between the two but each time I have everything turned out to be out of focus. Thanks, and glad you enjoyed them!
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    A few from Kansas

    Thanks for the comments everyone!
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    A few from Kansas

    I have some prairie sunset shots, just not with me as I'm using my girlfriends computer to post. Thanks, I used to not be so strict on composition but now I hate miscomposing a shot. I'll try to not stay away for long.




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