I woke up on a Sunday Morning and got wind that BNSF was running eastbound trains through Lawrence on the Topeka 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 (late, as is the norm) Amtrak 4. It didn’t take long for the action to kick up.
Okay, it’s been a while, but I have taken a few trips railfanning lately.
‘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.
For being without a day job, it seems I’ve been rather busy….
October brought a pair of “Special” Amtrak trains, and a new interchange on K-7 in Johnson County.
Saturday morning, I woke up early to open the Lawrence Depot and Greet the eastbound Southwest Chief, as I have occasionally done as a volunteer. It was the first time since the new signs were installed and turned on that I had done so. After the train left and the lights were turned off, I headed to Pomona, on the BNSF line in Franklin County. At that location, I saw a whopping 10 trains in all, including 8 trains during the 8 O’clock hour.
Here are more trackside and roadside photos from the past week.