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Big Tea Kettle, Part 2

After chasing the Union Pacific steam train from Neodesha to Paola on Sunday, November 17, I followed that up by catching the train twice more on Tuesday, November 19, at Linwood and Newman.

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7:56 AM: A pair of UP Diesels leads a train of assorted equipment presumably bound for Fort Riley.
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8:41 AM: An eastbound coal drag rolls through the East Linwood Crossovers.
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Union Pacific ES44AC 2557 was the DPU pushing the coal train.
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10:02 AM: The main event – 4014 comes off of the Stranger Creek Bridge at Linwood.
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Shoot off enough frames, and you’re bound to get one of the engine “rods down”
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Big Boy without the diesel
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A young boy and his grandpa
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11:13 AM: These work trucks were on their way to a work zone near Perry
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12:01 PM: Big boy has cleared the work zone and is heading toward Topeka.
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Big boy rolls past a crowd of onlookers, and the former Newman train station turned gas station turned private residence.

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