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 of the Amtrak units, and had also photographed all but one, most of them leading the train. Two weeks ago, I got the last of the Heritage Units, which has been based out of Kansas City on the River Runner. Today, I re-shot the only unit I had not photographed *leading* an Amtrak train. With that in mind, here are my photos of all of Amtrak’s heritage units
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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)
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I went into Perry to deliver gifts for my nieces and to get to know my
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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.
‘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.
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To finish off November, I present the following photos:
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I’ve added some photos from a little train-watching trip near Quenemo.
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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.
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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.
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I’m a little behind in posting rail photos, but I finally got around
to posting my photos from the Great Train Expo (better known, albeit
inaccurately, as GATS) as well as a couple of shots from Holliday….
and who I saw running the gates.