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.
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 units
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.
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)
I went into Perry to deliver gifts for my nieces and to get to know my
baby sister a little bit. After that, I decided to head a couple of blocks over to the Union Pacific mainline to catch what was going on.
‘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.
This morning (as with most Saturday mornings) I got up at 4:30 to open the Lawrence Amtrak station.
To finish off November, I present the following photos:
I’ve added some photos from a little train-watching trip near Quenemo.
My video of Union Pacific 844 at The Lawrence depot on a rainy Saturday, October 13.