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Steam Chaser
We made a spontaneous trip to KC on Wednesday and I got to do some railfanning on Thursday. Unfortunately, the weather sucked, but I still caught many cool things.

First, we caught a few trains inside the room. We got a coal train with an SD60M (UP has been assigning older power to coal trains, which I will explain later). That shot is attached to the bottom of the page. Then we got this BNSF train.
BNSF From the Westin by stlgevo51, on Flickr
At the Freight House Bridge, I caught a UP local with a GP60.

UP Local by stlgevo51, on Flickr
I didn't expect to see this! The Southern Pacific Heritage Unit followed me here from St. Louis!

Surprise! Surprise! by stlgevo51, on Flickr
A little while later a BNSF intermodal passes with a Belle.
Nice Power by stlgevo51, on Flickr
I'm not sure why, but UP has been putting strange, non-AC power on coal trains in the last week. I've seen many SD60Ms on coal trains, and I even caught this train with a C40-8 and an SD70M trailing the AC4400CW. The DC power adds to the standard set of 3 AC44s, and on many occasions 4-5 engines would power a train.
Odd Power by stlgevo51, on Flickr

DPUs by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Last but not least, in West Bottoms, a UP manifest with 4 big engines crawls through. Finally the sun was out, but I couldn't stick around. It was high anyway.

UP Manifest in the Bottoms by stlgevo51, on Flickr

I will soon have pictures up from my trip to KC when I chased the 844, but I have been slacking on those. Be on the lookout! Thanks for viewing.


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Nice catch on the 1996, Some nice photos as well. I see you managed to get Doc's Caboose into your Bottoms shot too :)


Steam Chaser
Thanks guys! Ed, I knew there was a place named Doc's Caboose, but I didn't know where it was in the bottoms. I found a train and the hobby shop at the same time! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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