Big Tea Kettle, Part 2

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.

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7:56 AM: A pair of UP Diesels leads a train of assorted equipment presumably bound for Fort Riley.
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8:41 AM: An eastbound coal drag rolls through the East Linwood Crossovers.
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Union Pacific ES44AC 2557 was the DPU pushing the coal train.
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10:02 AM: The main event – 4014 comes off of the Stranger Creek Bridge at Linwood.
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Shoot off enough frames, and you’re bound to get one of the engine “rods down”
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Big Boy without the diesel
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A young boy and his grandpa
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11:13 AM: These work trucks were on their way to a work zone near Perry
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12:01 PM: Big boy has cleared the work zone and is heading toward Topeka.
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Big boy rolls past a crowd of onlookers, and the former Newman train station turned gas station turned private residence.

Labor Day weekend on the Marcelline 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.

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September 1995, part 3

Once I got the picture taking thing started 20 years ago, I just kept going. Thankfully, I should be a little more mobile, which is a good thing, since between the Sat-box, my PC, and Solar heating, I may have Nelly beat on heat generation.

The next photo set I blog will be from October of ’95.

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September 1995, Part 2

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Got nothing better to do…

With the foot injury immobilizing me for a while, I pretty much have all my negatives from early ’95 rescanned. Now saved to flickr are some previously unreleased goodies 🙂

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Back to when it all began…

I’ve been doing this picture-taking thing for 20 years now. To close out this 20th year, I pulled out my old negative folder and scanned several negatives from that first year.

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