Okay, it’s been a while, but I have taken a few trips railfanning lately.
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.
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.
During the weekend, while over at the Shop (better known as Kennedy Glass) the BNSF sent some trains my way.