Katy, Cotton Belt, and More

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Steam Chaser
Here are some shots from the last few weeks.

First up is a short trip to the Hannibal Sub north of St. Louis. The sun was high, but I still got a few shots, including one I've wanted for a while.
Great View by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Coal and Corn by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Empty Ore by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Last Saturday, I went out early to catch the elusive patched SSW GP60 on the Pacific local. After 6 failures, I finally got the shot I was looking for. I went for a chase, but it never showed up. UP trace said that the pair returned to Leperance Street Yard.
6th Time's a Charm by stlgevo51, on Flickr

On Friday, I went out early to catch the Katy heritage unit leading KOAMN. I was going to Memphis that evening, but luckily I had some free time in the morning. I first decided to catch the train in Pacific. A few miles from my first spot, I traced the 1988 and found out it passed through Gray Summit (a few miles west) 10 minutes before. I knew I had missed the train, but I hoped to at least get him in Dupo. Unfortunately, I ran into road construction, which slowed me down. We arrived in Dupo 10 minutes before he arrived, and put on a little chase. He was stopping for a setout, inspection, and crew change, so we had no trouble catching him a lot. After 3 other trains came and went, he left on his journey southbound.
Katy on KOAMN by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Katy Flyer by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Miss Katy by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Flowers and UP 1988 by stlgevo51, on Flickr

2nd Best Train of the Day by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Northbound Emptys by stlgevo51, on Flickr
UP Coal Train by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Coal DPUs by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Katy on KOAMN Sans 1 Engine by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Katy Parting Shot by stlgevo51, on Flickr

KOAMN DPU by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!

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