Category: railroad

  • KDOT Lettings – December 2023

    Awarded bids announced on January 2 are highlighted in red.One awarded bid announced on February 7 is highlighted in blue. Federal-Aid 7-3 KA 7132-01/7-22 KA-7119-01: 1.5-inch milling and 1.5-inch HMA overlay from Atchison to the Nebraska state line. Bettis Asphalt & Construction Inc., Topeka, $5,652,729.16. 73-52 KA 5990-01: Storm Sewer replacement and reconstruction of 4th…

  • Four in a row

    The BNSF Emporia Subdivision can be a busy place, but this afternoon At Ridgeton, I managed to catch four trains with only a few minutes between them.

  • July 2022

    July 2022 in Pictures

    I had one train-watching jaunt this month, plus a few Amtrak and BNSF grabs from the Santa Fe Station platform.

  • It’s my party, I’ll shoot as many trains as I want to

    It’s my party, I’ll shoot as many trains as I want to

    For my birthday weekend, between the dinner and the birthday cake, I took some time to do some train watching.

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    Saw a train… just not the one I expected

    This morning, I checked the Amtrak status map and noticed that the Southwest Chief was running quite late and would be in Topeka around 8:40. Based on that, I decided to try and catch the train before I went in to work (I currently work in Topeka) I made it to a good spot along…

  • Golden light on a Saturday

    Golden light on a Saturday

    There’s been a lot going on in my life. I’ve been better at sharing my story on social media as opposed to keeping this website ‘fresh.’ This past Saturday, I managed to get out early and catch some trains at Edgerton City Park.

  • Where there are snow and trains

    Where there are snow and trains

    It’s been a while since I’ve shared a train watching story on here, so I figure it was time to do so. My last trip train-watching was a productive afternoon on the first weekend of January. The only regret was the fact that I did not realize that KU had a game that afternoon (a…

  • Labor Day weekend railfanning

    Labor Day weekend railfanning

    For me, Labor Day weekend would not be one without me going out and taking pictures of something railroad related. This year, I decided to head out to Camden, Missouri on the joint BNSF Marceline Sub and Norfolk Southern Kansas City District. I was last here on Labor Day weekend in 2018.

  • Trio of Late Amtrak trains

    Trio of Late Amtrak trains

    My exploits capturing a series of late Amtrak trains in late June and early July of 2020

  • Makin’ my way to Newton

    Makin’ my way to Newton

    Following up from my trip to Wedel Acres a couple of weeks ago… after leaving Wedel Acres, I pointed my Subaru west on US 50 and headed toward Newton. While in Newton, I went browsing through the local antique dealerships (mask on, of course). The first one happened to be trackside, and just as I…