Kansas City Memorial Day Weekend

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stlgevo51

Steam Chaser
On Memorial Day weekend, we took a trip to Kansas City for a productive railfanning weekend. As always, KC didn't disappoint, and I saw tons of action on the KCT trackage near Union Station. Though I didn't get away from KCUS much, I still had tons of fun shooting from the Freight House Bridge. A couple of the shots are from our hotel room at the Westin, which overlooks KCUS, the tracks, and downtown KC.

The best catches were the ICE/DME combo, the KCS train, and the Schnider Flyer with the ex-SD45-2 in the lead. Beyond these, however, everything was pretty standard. The shear quantity is what make this stretch of track so impressive.

I didn't spend a lot of time on the editing since I had so many photos to go through. Also, not all of the trains I shot are posted since I would have eaten up a lot of my space on Flickr!

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Intermodal from the Westin by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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Southwest Chief by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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BNSF Stack and Private Car on Amtrak by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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UP Coal by stlgevo51, on Flickr

UP Meet by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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UP Stack DPU by stlgevo51, on Flickr

UP Autorack by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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UP Coal by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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BNSF Intermodal from the Westin by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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UP Ballast from the Westin by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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CAT loads from the Westin by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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BNSF Meet by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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UP Manifest by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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Catch of the Trip! by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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Warbonnet Leader by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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UP Coal by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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KCS's Only Appearance by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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More BNSF Stacks by stlgevo51, on Flickr

BNSF Intermodal and the Western Auto Sign by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Union Station by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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Elephants by stlgevo51, on Flickr


Intermodal Meet by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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BNSF Stacks by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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BNSF Intermodal by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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ICE-DME Pair by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Coal DPU by stlgevo51, on Flickr
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BNSF Stack by stlgevo51, on Flickr

UP-BNSF Meet by stlgevo51, on Flickr

And finally, a goodbye to an old friend, Marc 66. I took a drive to find Marc 66 (now SLRG 520) at Mid America Car, and there it was, in a terrible spot for photos. Still, I couldn't resist one last shot of it. Ed Ellis and Iowa Pacific is restoring it, so at least I know it is in good hands.
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Farewell to Marc 66 by stlgevo51, on Flickr

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