Okay, it’s been a while, but I have taken a few trips railfanning lately.
Today’s archive re-scanning goes back to November 3, 2001…
Bonus points to anyone who can guess where I pulled the title of this post from 🙂
Continue reading Standing on the Edge of Time
On a normal day, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief stops at the station in Lawrence. However, it is not the station seen in the featured image above. Continue reading Not the usual station
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.
Within a year’s time, I had seen every one of the Amtrak units, and had also photographed all but one, most of them leading the train. Two weeks ago, I got the last of the Heritage Units, which has been based out of Kansas City on the River Runner. Today, I re-shot the only unit I had not photographed *leading* an Amtrak train. With that in mind, here are my photos of all of Amtrak’s heritage unitsContinue reading Amtrak Heritage Sweep
This week, the Turkey Creek division of the NMRA held its monthly meeting at the home of two of its members. The purpose was to introduce some of its members who live south of the Missouri River to have a look at the model railroad work of their northlander counterparts. I took a whole bunch of photos of the two layouts.Continue reading Two Kansas City northland layouts
Today, Amtrak had an officers’ special to bring awareness of the Southwest Chief (and the possibility of it
being forced to re-route if funding to upgrade and maintain the line between Newton and Albuquerque cannot be found)
‘Twas the Monday before Christmas, and activity on the Union Pacific was blowing through the snow-covered landscape. There’s also a late Amtrak 4.Continue reading Snow Trains
This morning (as with most Saturday mornings) I got up at 4:30 to open the Lawrence Amtrak station. Continue reading Situational Awareness
To finish off November, I present the following photos:Continue reading Website updates: 27 November 2012