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Okay, maybe not a "surprise" trip, but the KCS OCS came to the St. Louis area on Monday to check out improvements to the 110-mile per hour stretch of track south of Godfrey, IL. I heard about this trip on Saturday night and I knew I had to catch it. By the time I got to the former GWWR yard in East St. Louis, the Fs had been removed from the train and were being refueled. Around 7 other railfans and I waited at the west end of Valley Junction as they tied on to their train. Around 7 pm, with the sun almost below the horizon, the train headed west! We were able to get it in the only two areas with sun left. In 15 minutes, the sun would be gone. Talk about cutting it close!
The F units looked great and I got to talk to some railfans who I had not seen in a while.
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Sweet Light, Sweet Train
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KCS OCS at the Curved Bridge
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Thanks for looking!
Sweeeeeet train!!!! Nice shots of it!
Not bad, that train was in Kansas City monday morning, it went by me about 9 am just south of the yard.
I can always go for an f-unit fix.
Awesome! Those locomotives look GREAT! Nice catch and thanks for sharing.
Awesome shots! The KCS units are definitely a pretty sight.
Thanks for the comments everyone!
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