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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.

At 1312, the action started with a westbound NS Train on BNSF Main 1

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Behind the dark horse was a westbound BNSF “Supertrain” also on main 1 at 1327

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At 1332, A eastbound BNSF manifest rolled by on the NS number 3 main.

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64087 – An ex-Rock Island hopper is now a privately-owned car (i.e. reporting mark ending in “X”), but it’s still running around in “bankruptcy blue” 

At 1404, I caught another eastbound on 3… this time, it’s a BNSF grain train.

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At 1422, I got a hotshot Z on 1.

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Right behind the hotshot at 1446 is a 2×1 frac sand train on main 1.

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Heading out on the NS main at 1453 is an NS auto parts train.

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64133 – There were still a couple of cars still carrying a faded Southern logo and reporting marks
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64134 – Not only was this autorack the only non-boxcar, but it was the only car carrying CSX marks. All the other cars were connected to NS or CN.

At 1457, we had a slow-rolling westbound approaching. I caught this white Nissan Sentra running the gates. The unknown driver has now been shamed on Social Media.

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As for that westbound, it was an intermodal train.

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At 1511, we do it all over again with another hotshot on 1.

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One last shot for the day before I switch to road trip mode, and the only action on Main 2: an eastbound ‘Z’ at 1519 with a Kansas City Southern locomotive in the consist.

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All photos were taken on September 5, 2020.

(other pictures in the set follow)

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