As I usually do, I share my election picks after my ballot is in the collection box.
Kansas Governor: Without question, I chose incumbent governor Jeff Colyer. There was no way in hell I was going to let current Secretary of State Kris Kobach anywhere near Cedar Crest if I had anything to say about it. If Kobach makes it to general, I will vote for the Democrat – whomever he or she may be. Continue reading GOP Primary 2018
Okay, it’s been a while, but I have taken a few trips railfanning lately.
Continue reading Recent Railfan Photography
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.
Technically, this is old news, but I’ll go ahead and post it anyway. Back on September 18, Public officials had a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the new US 59 freeway at Baldwin Junction. Here are my photos: Continue reading US 59 Ribbon Cutting
My video of Union Pacific 844 at The Lawrence depot on a rainy Saturday, October 13. Continue reading Union Pacific 844
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?
Saturday morning, I woke up early to open the Lawrence Depot and Greet the eastbound Southwest Chief, as I have occasionally done as a volunteer. It was the first time since the new signs were installed and turned on that I had done so. After the train left and the lights were turned off, I headed to Pomona, on the BNSF line in Franklin County. At that location, I saw a whopping 10 trains in all, including 8 trains during the 8 O’clock hour.
Continue reading 8 Trains in one hour
Last Saturday, I had a small group of fellow road enthusiests in Lawrence for a “roadgeek meet.” Basically, we all get together and had lunch, then toured the area roads. For this meet, I chose K-10, US 59, and the new Kansas Turnpike Bridge. I don’t have any pics from the latter. During our outing, I spotted a gaffe on US 59. I did not get a picture during the meet; however, I was able to return to get a picture on Monday. Continue reading Roadgeek Meet Photos (+ a bonus)