Tag: Kansas

  • Standing on the Edge of Time

    Standing on the Edge of Time

    Today’s archive re-scanning goes back to November 3, 2001…

  • Not the usual station

    Not the usual station

    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.

  • Amtrak Heritage Sweep

    Amtrak Heritage Sweep

    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…

  • Officers’ special

    Officers’ special

    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)

  • Rail photos from May 19

    Rail photos from May 19

  • A Saturday on the Union Pacific

    A Saturday on the Union Pacific

    I went into Perry to deliver gifts for my nieces and to get to know mybaby 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.

  • Snow Trains

    Snow Trains

    ‘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.

  • Meeting my second family

    Meeting my second family

    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.”

  • New I-35/Homestead Lane Diverging Diamond

    New I-35/Homestead Lane Diverging Diamond

    Kansas now has a Diverging Diamond Interchange. The I-35 exit at Homestead Lane is now open. Unlike many recent DDIs, this is a new interchange to serve the new BNSF intermodal facility between Edgerton and Gardner.

  • Road Video: I-35

    In the latest “Road Video” Installment, we travel along Interstate 35 between BETO Junction and US 59 in Ottawa