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.
As I usually do, I share my election picks after my ballot is in the collection box.
Kansas Governor: Without question, I chose incumbent governor Jeff Colyer. There was no way in hell I was going to let current Secretary of State Kris Kobach anywhere near Cedar Crest if I had anything to say about it. If Kobach makes it to general, I will vote for the Democrat – whomever he or she may be.
[All this happened before I broke my foot]
The first Sunday of the month usually means cleaning the BNSF station in Lawrence. But first, I needed to get outside and catch some trains. Because of my ‘appointment,’ I elected to stay close to town and went with the UP Kansas Sub.
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 🙂
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.
For those that don’t know, I was adopted at birth. Recently, I decided to look into my biological family.
For me, it didn’t take that long. Armed with my biological mother’s name, I did a facebook search. It came back with results indicating that I had a “friend in common.”
To finish off November, I present the following photos: