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  1. KMCCLA

    Odd Sighting

    A little bit of an update -- I hope. I think I saw what was perhaps the same train I saw above, today, this time it was running the correct way, and was empty. So the train very well may have been backing up, but there is no way to really tell.
  2. KMCCLA

    The Official Locomotive Rosters & News 2014?

    I think that Kerr ended to Roster. However -- I wish someone would pick it up, or at least come up with a new one. I often use the Roster books, just to check and make sure what the locomotive is. It will be a book that will be missed.
  3. KMCCLA

    Odd Sighting

    Have a some what or at least it seems to be, an odd sighing. Here in the Kansas City Area, there are two (one and a half in reality) routes from Kansas City to St. Louis. Because of the ruling grade, most of the loaded coal trains move east via the River Sub, and empties return westbound via the...
  4. KMCCLA

    The Official Locomotive Rosters & News 2014?

    Just a question -- does anyone know if they are going to come out with The Official Locomotive Rosters & News 2014 by James Kerr / DPA-LTA? I know it was in it's waning days, and come to think about it I never saw anything come in the mail about it. If not, is there any other Railroad Roster...
  5. KMCCLA

    Video Of Train Hitting A Semi In Texas

    Okay -- of the two, the pipes where better. However, on a more serious side, looks like someone needs OLI.
  6. KMCCLA

    Interesting Sighting -- I think

    It was the other day, and it went by so fast I was not sure what I saw, or not. I was on the back the Missouri River Runner (groan -- I hate that name) which is the local Amtrak that goes from Kansas City to St. Louis (and vice the versa). This was on the STL/KC train and on the back was a...
  7. KMCCLA

    A "rare" spotting

    I saw an oddity the other day, it was one of the few remaining "unpatched" SP/UP locomotives. I (think) it was 343 (or one of the 300 series). I was strange seeing one of the unpatched locomotives though.
  8. KMCCLA

    Interesting sighting

    Found the answer -- from Trains Magazine news feed. The BSRX locomotives where damaged in the tornado that hit Branson in January of last year. They are to be shopped and repainted, and head back in early March.
  9. KMCCLA

    Interesting sighting

    I an interesting sighting this morning. I had two (ex UP) MNA, with two UP, and both of the Branson Scenic Railway in tow, along with a manifest train. It was heading up (westbound) the Sedalia Sub. The BRSX where not under power, and not sure even if the UP where [under power] as it was a short...
  10. KMCCLA

    Railroads with Hertiage Paint Schemes

    Do not know if it counts, but the KCS is going back to their "hertiage" Belle paint.
  11. KMCCLA

    #1 railfan in the USA

    I heard this on a local radio show last week (just now saw the video). I think most of us can relate, as these are "rare" first generation diesel units. I still think though the BL2 is one the ugliest locomotives ever built.
  12. KMCCLA

    Replacement for Timetable.

    You will never forget the day you get your first "ticket" (aka license). I got my Tech back in '09, made General ten months later, and made Extra a year ago last May, 2011 (and got my vanity call shortly after). Give me an email, and I can give you all sorts of ham radio stuff that will help...
  13. KMCCLA

    Replacement for Timetable.

    You may want to start like this - simply reaching out to other hams in the area. If you have a local net -- or local amateur radio message board or email system, start with them. Here in the Kansas City area we have a email list that goes out to roughly 900 some odd people. It informs us of...
  14. KMCCLA

    Replacement for Timetable.

    Not sure, but I do know that there are a lot of us who have our "tickets" who are railfans. A few years ago when the UP 3985 came in, I was the de facto (and unofficial) "net control and organizer" here in the Kansas City area. We set up a "daisy-chain" with a lot us at different crossings. We...
  15. KMCCLA

    Weird Sighting

    I had a weird sighting today here on the UP Sedalia Sub. As you might know form my other postings, the UP Sedalia Sub, at least my part, is in the Kansas City area, and is most generally directional traffic running westbound (geographically north). Most of the coal trains are empty, heading back...
  16. KMCCLA

    Unusual sighting...

    That part is right. I always know when the River Sub is down -- when I see eastbound trains, with exception to the Montrose, MNA, and Amtrak. I have seen the MNA several times, but not in the same day coming and going.
  17. KMCCLA

    Unusual sighting...

    I had a some what unusual sighting today. Not long after I got to work I saw a MNA (Missouri Northern & Arkansas) westbound (north) on the Sedalia Sub. No big deal since they have track rights. It was one of the MNA locomotives with a SP Tunnel motor behind it. About four hours later, I saw the...
  18. KMCCLA

    Interesting Reporting Mark

    I happened to see a few "interesting" reporting marks on a train today. It was just a common ole manifest on old Uncle Pete, but a few of the cars where "ex" NYC. Or at least they had New York Central (NYC) makings. A few of them where Conrail, and the others CSX (which is no surprise for either...
  19. KMCCLA

    A "funny" sighting...

    Sometimes you just have to grin. Last night on my way home, as I was passing under the UP Sedalia Sub in Lee's Summit I saw the UP coal train to Montrose, MO going eastbound (southbound). Saying to myself, that I would most likely see it on the return trip sometime the next day. Sure enough, as...
  20. KMCCLA

    Circus Train in Dallas

    Just wonderin (since I am in Kansas City) how far from where I guessed it might be? Here is where they park the main part of the RBBX here in Kansas City. http://wikimapia.org/#lat=39.0972806&lon=-94.6005383&z=19&l=0&m=s This small "yard" is where the run cars (flat cars) are set out, in...




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