Monday, October 10, 2011

KCS trip - 7

Hi, This was the last full day on the KCS.  The plan was to head north shooting what we could find, and then spend a day plus a couple of hours the next morning exploring Kansas City.  We headed for the yard in Pittsburg and spotted a southbound moving so we decided to give chase.

Fortunately, the south bound was held at Asbury, MO for a meet with 2 northbounds.  Since there were 2 retro Belles on the point we decided to follow the train south.

The railroad basically runs along side the road from Asbury to Webb City, MO.  South of Waco it crosses the Spring River.

We had scoped out this shot at Tipton Ford, MO the day before.

We then set up at Goodman, MO for QSHKC,

Before heading to Anderson for one last shot of the southbound.

The southbound had a retro Belle DPU.

We encountered QSHKC later in the day at Hume, MO.  It had dropped its 3rd and 4th units in Pittsburg.

Fortunately it had to stop in Amsterdam, MO for a track crew to clear up.  This allowed us to catch up.

Leaving town ahead of the train allowed us to get a shot between Amsterdam and Merwin, MO.

Our last shot of the day was at Drexel, MO.  It was getting close to Kansas City's congestion and therefore we thought it would be too hard to get another shot. 

We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring Kansas City.  This proved worthwhile as much has changed in the 20 years since I last visited and many of the places I was able to go then are now fenced.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

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