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6/17/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Jay Epstein
Dates:6/5/2018 - 6/9/2018
Album Info:Every year a bunch of guys from the Bay State Model Railroad Museum (bsmrm.org) take a week long railfanning trip somewhere in the USA. This year we started by taking the Southwest Chief from Chicago to Kansas City. From there we headed south towards Carthage, MO, west to Tulsa, OK, north to Wichita, KS and then back to Kansas City. We saw trains on the KCS, BNSF, UP and various shortlines.
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Leaving Chicago
Title:  Leaving Chicago
Description:  Seen from the Southwest Chief
Photo Date:  6/5/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:19:40 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  36   Comments: 0
Amtrak trains await their next runs
Title:  Amtrak trains await their next runs
Description:  Seen from the Southwest Chief.
Photo Date:  6/5/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:19:44 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 84(P42DC) AMTK 126(P42DC)
Views:  33   Comments: 0
AMTK 517 switches a random assortment of cars
Title:  AMTK 517 switches a random assortment of cars
Description:  Seen from the westbound Southwest Chief leaving Chicago.
Photo Date:  6/5/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:19:48 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 517(B32-8WH)
Views:  35   Comments: 0
AMTK 517 and 35 outside the car shops
Title:  AMTK 517 and 35 outside the car shops
Description:  Seen from the westbound Southwest Chief leaving Chicago.
Photo Date:  6/5/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:19:52 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 517(B32-8WH) AMTK 35(P42DC)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
Looking into the Amtrak Chicago engine facility
Title:  Looking into the Amtrak Chicago engine facility
Description:  Seen from the westbound Southwest Chief leaving Chicago.
Photo Date:  6/5/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:19:56 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 158(P42DC) AMTK 12(P42DC)
Views:  35   Comments: 1
Two Geeps sit in an unknown yard
Title:  Two Geeps sit in an unknown yard
Description:  Seen from the westbound Southwest Chief on the racetrack.
Photo Date:  6/5/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:01 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BNSF 3136(GP50) BNSF 2666(GP39-3)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
Looking back towards Chicago
Title:  Looking back towards Chicago
Description:  Seen from the last car of the westbound Southwest Chief along the racetrack.
Photo Date:  6/5/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:04 AM
Location:  Downers Grove, IL
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  29   Comments: 0
BNSF 2042 awaits its next assignment
Title:  BNSF 2042 awaits its next assignment
Description:  Seen from the westbound Southwest Chief.
Photo Date:  6/5/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:10 AM
Location:  Mendota, IL
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2042(GP38-3)
Views:  39   Comments: 1
Passing over the ex-ATSF Transcon
Title:  Passing over the ex-ATSF Transcon
Description:  Seen from the westbound Southwest Chief. We will enter this line on the west side of Galesburg.
Photo Date:  6/5/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:14 AM
Location:  Galesburg, IL
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories: 
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Views:  35   Comments: 0
Looking back towards the Mississippi River Bridge
Title:  Looking back towards the Mississippi River Bridge
Description:  Seen from the westbound Southwest Chief.
Photo Date:  6/5/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:18 AM
Location:  Fort Madison, IA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger
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Views:  33   Comments: 0
Kansas City Streetcar crosses E 20th St
Title:  Kansas City Streetcar crosses E 20th St
Description:  These streetcars were built by the American subsidiary of the Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) in Elmira Heights, New York
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:23 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Transit
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Views:  34   Comments: 0
Three trains at Union Station
Title:  Three trains at Union Station
Description:  Left: Missouri River Runner preparing to depart for St Louis. Middle: eastbound Southwest Chief making its station stop. Right: unknown manifest.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:27 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
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Views:  26   Comments: 0
As the Southwest Chief departs, a UP manifest passes
Title:  As the Southwest Chief departs, a UP manifest passes
Description:  Seen from the Main St bridge.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:30 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 2285(SD60M) UP 8956(SD70AH)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
A UP manifest moves through the area as the last car in the eastbound Southwest Chief ducks under the Main St Bridge
Title:  A UP manifest moves through the area as the last car in the eastbound Southwest Chief ducks under the Main St Bridge
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:35 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5620(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  27   Comments: 0
Missouri River Runner and UP Manifest
Title:  Missouri River Runner and UP Manifest
Description:  The Missouri River Runner is due to depart soon.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:39 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 4616(SC-44)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
Two BNSF GE's lead a train by Union Station
Title:  Two BNSF GE's lead a train by Union Station
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:44 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4199(C44-9W)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
The rear DPU of a BNSF grain train passes Union Station.
Title:  The rear DPU of a BNSF grain train passes Union Station.
Description:  The Missouri River Runner on the left waits for its departure time.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:49 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 4616(SC-44) BNSF 4289(ES44C4)
Views:  30   Comments: 1
Two BNSF GE's bracket a CSX GE
Title:  Two BNSF GE's bracket a CSX GE
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:53 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6289(ES44AC) CSX 3112(ES44AC-H)
Views:  35   Comments: 1
Three units lead a train of covered hoppers past Union Station
Title:  Three units lead a train of covered hoppers past Union Station
Description:  Seen from the Main St bridge.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:20:56 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6289(ES44AC) CSX 3112(ES44AC-H)
Views:  35   Comments: 3
A Kansas City Streetcar crosses the Main St Bridge.
Title:  A Kansas City Streetcar crosses the Main St Bridge.
Description:  These streetcars were built by the American subsidiary of the Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) in Elmira Heights, New York
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:00 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Transit,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  31   Comments: 1
At 8:15, the Missouri River Runner departs for St Louis
Title:  At 8:15, the Missouri River Runner departs for St Louis
Description:  Seen from the Main St bridge.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:04 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 4616(SC-44)
Views:  32   Comments: 0
Amtrak Charger Roster Shot
Title:  Amtrak Charger Roster Shot
Description:  Seen departing Kansas City on the 8:15 Missouri River Runner.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:09 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 4616(SC-44)
Views:  32   Comments: 0
AMTK 4616 leads the 8:15 Missouri River Runner out of Kansas City
Title:  AMTK 4616 leads the 8:15 Missouri River Runner out of Kansas City
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:12 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 4616(SC-44)
Views:  31   Comments: 0
A massive lash-up leads a stack train past Union Station
Title:  A massive lash-up leads a stack train past Union Station
Description:  Seen from the Main St bridge.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:16 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5421(C44-9W)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
BNSF 5421 and six other units power a stack train past Union Station
Title:  BNSF 5421 and six other units power a stack train past Union Station
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:20 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5421(C44-9W) BNSF 6967(ES44C4)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
Looking down on a trio of UP EMD's
Title:  Looking down on a trio of UP EMD's
Description:  Seen from the Main St bridge. To the left is Union Station
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:24 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5049(SD70M)
Views:  27   Comments: 0
Four units lead a stack train under the Union Station pedestrian bridge
Title:  Four units lead a stack train under the Union Station pedestrian bridge
Description:  Seen from the Main St bridge.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:29 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5175(C44-9W) BNSF 6702(ES44C4)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
Elephant Style!
Title:  Elephant Style!
Description:  Four GE's lead a stack train past Union Station and under Main St.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:33 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5175(C44-9W) BNSF 6702(ES44C4) BNSF 4402(C44-9W) BNSF 6579(ES44C4)
Views:  30   Comments: 1
Three way meet at Union Station!
Title:  Three way meet at Union Station!
Description:  Two BNSF Stack trains meet while to the left you can barely see the end of a UP train.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:38 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9661(SD70MAC) BNSF 5473(C44-9W)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
Stacks meet in Kansas City
Title:  Stacks meet in Kansas City
Description:  Union Station is to the left.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:21:42 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  27   Comments: 0
Two KCS GEVO's prepare to shove back into the yard
Title:  Two KCS GEVO's prepare to shove back into the yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:22:45 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 4866(ES44AC)
Views:  37   Comments: 1
FRA Equipment
Title:  FRA Equipment
Description:  Seen near the KCS/ CP yard.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:22:49 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  39   Comments: 1
The sign says it all
Title:  The sign says it all
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:22:53 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  54   Comments: 1
KCS 4331 awaits its next assignment
Title:  KCS 4331 awaits its next assignment
Description:  Seen at Knoche Yard.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:22:57 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  KCS 4331(SW1500)
Views:  34   Comments: 1
A southbound manifest glides over the Blue Parkway
Title:  A southbound manifest glides over the Blue Parkway
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:01 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4178(SD70ACe)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
KCS 4817 shoves a train over the Blue Parkway
Title:  KCS 4817 shoves a train over the Blue Parkway
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:04 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4817(ES44AC)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
KCS 4817 on the Blue Parkway Bridge
Title:  KCS 4817 on the Blue Parkway Bridge
Description:  Actually the rear DPU on a southbound manifest.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:08 AM
Location:  Kansas City, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4817(ES44AC)
Views:  36   Comments: 3
We see KCS 4178 and its train again at Grandview
Title:  We see KCS 4178 and its train again at Grandview
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:13 AM
Location:  Grandview, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4178(SD70ACe)
Views:  32   Comments: 1
KCS 4178 Roster Shot
Title:  KCS 4178 Roster Shot
Description:  Seen leading a southbound manifest.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:17 AM
Location:  Grandview, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4178(SD70ACe)
Views:  29   Comments: 1
KCS 4817 is the rear DPU on this 1X1 Manifest
Title:  KCS 4817 is the rear DPU on this 1X1 Manifest
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:21 AM
Location:  Grandview, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4817(ES44AC)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
A northbound grain train waits for a green light
Title:  A northbound grain train waits for a green light
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:25 AM
Location:  Grandview, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCSM 4551(AC44CW)
Views:  26   Comments: 1
Highball!
Title:  Highball!
Description:  The norhhbound grain train gets the green light.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:29 AM
Location:  Grandview, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCSM 4551(AC44CW)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
A GE and two EMD's pull a grain train north
Title:  A GE and two EMD's pull a grain train north
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:33 AM
Location:  Grandview, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCSM 4551(AC44CW)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
KCSM 4551 and two other units lead a northbound grain train
Title:  KCSM 4551 and two other units lead a northbound grain train
Description:  Seen coming off the siding in Grandview.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:37 AM
Location:  Grandview, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCSM 4551(AC44CW)
Views:  42   Comments: 4
KCS de Mexico Logo
Title:  KCS de Mexico Logo
Description:  Never seen one of these before.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:40 AM
Location:  Grandview, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCSM 4551(AC44CW)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
KCSM 4068 trails on a northbound grain train
Title:  KCSM 4068 trails on a northbound grain train
Description:  Seen departing the siding in Grandview.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:44 AM
Location:  Grandview, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCSM 4068(SD70ACe)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
KCS 3921 is third out on a northbound grain train
Title:  KCS 3921 is third out on a northbound grain train
Description:  Seen departing the siding in Grandview.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:48 AM
Location:  Grandview, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 3921(SD70MAC)
Views:  34   Comments: 0
The southbound manifest we saw earlier blasts through the small town of Cleveland, MO
Title:  The southbound manifest we saw earlier blasts through the small town of Cleveland, MO
Description:  Since we saw him last he has dropped the autoracks and picked up a couple strack cars.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:51 AM
Location:  Cleveland, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4178(SD70ACe)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
KCS 4817 shoves its short manifest south
Title:  KCS 4817 shoves its short manifest south
Description:  If you look closely you can actually see the whole train.
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:55 AM
Location:  Cleveland, MO
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4817(ES44AC)
Views:  34   Comments: 1
Interesting loads on a siding
Title:  Interesting loads on a siding
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/6/2018  Upload Date: 6/12/2018 10:23:59 AM
Location:  Fort Scott, KS
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  36   Comments: 0


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