Not the usual station

On a normal day, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief stops at the station in Lawrence.

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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.

November already?

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?

Roadgeek Meet Photos (+ a bonus)

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)

The Rest of February

After the last week in January/First week in February, I was mostly working my day job and on the local Train show, so I didn’t go out that much.

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I did, however, get a whole lot of photos at the train show. Photos from that can be found here (as there are too many pictures to post at once…