Category: railroad

  • Saturday Morning at Wedel Acres

    Saturday Morning at Wedel Acres

    This past weekend, after seeing pictures and discussion on Facebook about Wedel Acres in Peabody, I finally decided to check it out. Peabody is located just northeast of Newton in Marion County just off of US 50. It is also where the BNSF La Junta Sub crosses the UP [née Rock Island] Lost Springs Sub. A…

  • A new view of an old train-watching site

    A new view of an old train-watching site

    Although “Outdoor recreational activity” was allowed here in Kansas under the state’s “Stay at Home” order, I didn’t really feel a reason to get out of the house until last Saturday, when I headed out to Pomona to check out an old spot that has changed quite a bit since the last time I was…

  • Big Tea Kettle, Part 2

    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.

  • Big Tea Kettle

    Big Tea Kettle

    To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike, the Union Pacific Railroad restored on of their biggest locomotives, “Big Boy” 4014. During 2019, they have been touring as much of the UP system as possible. On November 17, I followed 4014 from Neodesha to Paola.

  • An hour in the pumpkin patch

    An hour in the pumpkin patch

    Right before Halloween, I wanted to head down to Uncle Warren’s pumpkin patch (AKA, the BNSF Southern Transcon) to catch some action. Let’s just say I was not disappointed.

  • Topeka Sub Antics

    Topeka Sub Antics

    I woke up on a Sunday Morning and got wind that BNSF was running eastbound trains through Lawrence on the Topeka Sub.

  • Santa Fe Station rededication

    Santa Fe Station rededication

    We had quite the crowd for the Lawrence Santa Fe Depot rededication last Friday, February 22.

  • Labor Day weekend on the Marcelline Sub

    Labor Day weekend on the Marcelline Sub

    Usually, Labor Day weekend means that I’m out doing something train related. I decided this year to head out to Camden, Missouri on the Marcelline Sub. I arrived a little before 10:00 and found that I wasn’t alone – there was another car, and two railfans wearing day-glo orange vests already there waiting on the…

  • Writing my Congressman

    Writing my Congressman

    It’s been a while since I’ve been truly politically active. My political energy has lately been focused on the restoration and preservation of the Amtrak station (originally Santa Fe) in Lawrence.

  • Train photos from today

    Train photos from today

    Two sets of photos from the first week of 2017.