It’s been a while since I’ve been truly politically active. My political energy has lately been focused on the restoration and preservation of the Amtrak station (originally Santa Fe) in Lawrence. Continue reading Writing my Congressman
Okay, it’s been a while, but I have taken a few trips railfanning lately.
On a normal day, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief stops at the station in Lawrence.
However, it is not this station.
The November 13th edition of the Chief was detoured over the Union Pacific line between Hutchinson and Kansas City due to a derailment. Although the UP line goes through Topeka and Lawrence, the station stops at these locations were cancelled.
In 2011, Amtrak painted a group of locomotives in special 40th Anniversary paint schemes resembling the different paint schemes on its locomotives. As a Depot Redux volunteer, I usually greet the Amtrak train on Saturday mornings. I’ve kept a lookout for the heritage units as well.
This morning (as with most Saturday mornings) I got up at 4:30 to open the Lawrence Amtrak station. Continue reading Situational Awareness
For being without a day job, it seems I’ve been rather busy….
October brought a pair of “Special” Amtrak trains, and a new interchange on K-7 in Johnson County. Continue reading November already?