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I had a some what unusual sighting today. Not long after I got to work I saw a MNA (Missouri Northern & Arkansas) westbound (north) on the Sedalia Sub. No big deal since they have track rights. It was one of the MNA locomotives with a SP Tunnel motor behind it. About four hours later, I saw the same "train" or rather locomotives, now in reverse order (with the SP now leading) going back eastbound. It is rare -- at least on the Sedalia Sub -- see a train on the "return" trip.
I think the MNA runs a daily train from Carthage, MO to Kansas City and returns to Carthage the same day. This is probably the train you saw. I have seen it a few times. Any eastbound freight on the Sedalia Sub is a novelty.
That part is right. I always know when the River Sub is down -- when I see eastbound trains, with exception to the Montrose, MNA, and Amtrak. I have seen the MNA several times, but not in the same day coming and going.
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