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.

Big Tea Kettle

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike, the Union Pacific Railroad restored on of their biggest locomotives, “Big Boy” 4014. During 2019, they have been touring as much of the UP system as possible. On November 17, I followed 4014 from Neodesha to Paola.

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September 1995, Part 2

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Standing on the Edge of Time

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 🙂
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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)

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November already?

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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