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?

8 Trains in one hour

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.

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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…

Free State Class of 2000 reunion

Last weekend was the Free State High School class of 2000 reunion. Since I was a friend to quite a few in the class, I was welcomed to “crash” the party.

I typically post the entire set from reunions, therefore, I won’t show the thumbnails in the blog post. Here, however, are the links to the individual photo pages. There are 30 photos to a page, and most of the photos are what the camera took, with no retouching. I may edit out some pictures later.

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