KCS Camping at Corning

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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 area both options are realistic. After some thought I came up with an option of my own, in which he didn't mind "How about the BNSF St. Joe Sub?" With that we took off heading northeast. About half way to St. Joe we decided to head all the way up to Plattsmouth, Nebraska. While that was an adventure in itself I'll leave that part of the story for another time.

On our way there we stumbled across a grain train stopped at Corning, MO. Upon closer inspection we were treated to the sight of a pair of KCS SD70ACes in awesome light. BNSF's Napier Sub seemed to be more of a parking lot with at least three trains tied down, the one here, and two at Hamburg, Iowa. Then there were 3 more stopped with crews on board waiting to head west at Pacific Junction.

1, 2, & 3) KCS 4174 is tied down at Corning, Missouri with an empty grain train bound for Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 6th, 2014.

Thanks for looking!


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Nice catch Lucas. You're right about the Napier being a parking lot at times, this past Sunday I counted six trains tied down on it between Craig and Pacific Junction.

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