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10/20/2019
 
 
 
 
 
By:Tom Beckett
Dates:1/1/2011 - 7/11/2016
Album Info:Photos of trains on the KCS Heavener Sub in Oklahoma, mostly from Watts to Stilwell, but some other places as well.
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Taking the siding
Title:  Taking the siding
Description:  A southbound grain train takes the siding at CP North Watts after coming off the Illinois River bridge.
Photo Date:  3/2/2007  Upload Date: 10/22/2012 12:22:34 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4616(AC44CW) TFM 1657(SD70MAC)
Views:  458   Comments: 0
M train north
Title:  M train north
Description:  The northbound M train, 94 cars of it, is in the siding at Watts. Besides the head end power, he has a pair of GEs pushing.
Photo Date:  3/2/2007  Upload Date: 2/4/2017 3:21:40 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 647(SD40-2) NREX 8545(B39-8E) KCS 6026(SD40-2)
Views:  290   Comments: 0
Grain and a foreign unit
Title:  Grain and a foreign unit
Description:  A TFM GE leads this southbound G KCMX bound for Laredo and Mexico into Watts.
Photo Date:  3/2/2007  Upload Date: 2/4/2017 3:42:22 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  TFM 2664(AC44CW) KCS 4022(SD70ACe)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
Mexico bound
Title:  Mexico bound
Description:  A G-KCMX rolls into Watts behind a TFM GE and a KCS SD70ACe.
Photo Date:  3/2/2007  Upload Date: 10/22/2012 12:27:43 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  TFM 2664(AC44CW) KCS 4022(SD70ACe)
Views:  390   Comments: 0
MOW yellow
Title:  MOW yellow
Description:  KCS modified and painted its MOW power in a bright yellow scheme, seen here at Stilwell. This is obvously a remote control unit!!
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 2/4/2017 3:23:24 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 1907(GP10)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
Meeting the dodger
Title:  Meeting the dodger
Description:  The power for the dodger passes the MOW train as it works in Stilwell.
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 2/4/2017 3:24:40 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 1907(GP10) KCS 2805(GP40-3)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
The other end
Title:  The other end
Description:  The north end of the MOW train also has a GP 10, this one without a number. Maybe it carries the same number as the unit on the south end??
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 2/4/2017 3:25:45 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  KCS 1907(GP10)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
Pushing over Baron Creek
Title:  Pushing over Baron Creek
Description:  A southbound AEPX train rolls across Baron Creek, seen from US 59, its DPUs giving 127 cars a push south
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 1/25/2017 3:36:38 AM
Location:  Baron, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 6780(AC44CW) KCS 4016(SD70ACe)
Views:  189   Comments: 1
M train on the creek
Title:  M train on the creek
Description:  Before there was the Q train, there was the M train. This is it, behind a mix of EMD and GE power, crossing Baron Creek with 51 cars and 8 stack platforms.
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 1/25/2017 3:41:22 AM
Location:  Baron, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 6102(SD40-2) NREX 8587(B39-8E) KCS 682(SD40-2)
Views:  293   Comments: 1
Stashed away
Title:  Stashed away
Description:  This northbound sits in the siding at Watts, waiting on a southbound.
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 2/4/2017 3:16:51 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  152   Comments: 0
H train with SD40s
Title:  H train with SD40s
Description:  A northbound H train waits at the 7th St crossing for a southbound as the light fades. Power was typical for the time.
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 1/25/2017 3:22:16 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 618(SD40-3) KCS 640(SD40-2) KCS 613(SD40-3)
Views:  233   Comments: 1
MW power
Title:  MW power
Description:  A remote control GP 10 sits on the industrial lead at Stilwell with several gons.
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 10/22/2012 12:25:18 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  KCS 1907(GP10)
Views:  472   Comments: 2
AEP coal
Title:  AEP coal
Description:  A loaded AEP train rolls through Westville behind UP and EMD power. The EMD unit would become a KCS unit shortly after this. UP 6780 and KCS 4010 bring up the rear of the 127 car train.
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 10/22/2012 12:32:03 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7163(AC44CW) UP 6472(AC44CW) EMDX GM72(SD70ACe)
Views:  461   Comments: 0
Demonstrator
Title:  Demonstrator
Description:  A pair of UP units lead one of the three SD70ACe demonstrators south on an AEPX coal train. The three units, EMDX 71-73, would go to KCS as their 3997-3999, ahead of the first order.
Photo Date:  3/8/2007  Upload Date: 1/25/2017 4:36:49 AM
Location:  Baron, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 7163(AC44CW) UP 7243(AC44CW) EMDX GM72(SD70ACe)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
Coal south
Title:  Coal south
Description:  One of the better looking station on the Heavener Sub is at Stilwell, where it has been preserved.
Photo Date:  4/28/2007  Upload Date: 10/22/2012 12:16:26 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5889(ES44AC) BNSF 5975(ES44AC) KCS 4590(AC44CW)
Views:  525   Comments: 0
Out of the shadows
Title:  Out of the shadows
Description:  A northbound H train rolls 82 cars around the curve, past MP 239 and out of the shadow cast by the trees along US 59 as it makes for Watts behind a mix of older power. This location is now opened up, US 59 now having been widened to four lanes here in 2016.
Photo Date:  5/31/2007  Upload Date: 7/5/2016 5:23:50 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 3222(SD40-2) NREX 8534(B39-8E) KCS 702(SD40X)
Views:  286   Comments: 2
On the road
Title:  On the road
Description:  The DPU of a southbound TXUX train rolls toward Westville, seen from one of the several road crossings north of town.
Photo Date:  5/31/2007  Upload Date: 7/5/2016 5:11:36 AM
Location:  Westville, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4590(AC44CW) BNSF 5833(ES44AC)
Views:  231   Comments: 0
Grinsteins south
Title:  Grinsteins south
Description:  A pair of Grinstein scheme BNSF units approach the Illinois River bridge southbound in last light of day with a TXUX coal train.
Photo Date:  7/19/2007  Upload Date: 10/22/2012 12:19:33 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9715(SD70MAC) BNSF 9526(SD70MAC)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
Grinsteins go south
Title:  Grinsteins go south
Description:  A pair of Grinstein SD 70MACs, now much less common on coal trains with the advent of newer power and repaints, leads a TXUX train south past the yard office at Watts. Note the signals. This was the locations of South Watts, the end of the siding here, prior to the yard rebuild the following year, at which time the siding was extended almost a mile, ending just north of MP 237.
Photo Date:  7/19/2007  Upload Date: 7/5/2016 5:18:13 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 9715(SD70MAC) BNSF 9526(SD70MAC)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
Tunnel motor
Title:  Tunnel motor
Description:  KCS 6101, a rebuilt SP unit, leads a train of second generation power at past the grain bins for Bakery Feeds in Watts.
Photo Date:  8/24/2007  Upload Date: 9/14/2012 3:43:42 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 6101(SD40T-2) KCS 6076(SD40-2) KCS 2963(GP40-3) KCS 2820(GP40-3)
Views:  508   Comments: 0
DPU
Title:  DPU
Description:  A new Belle works the rear of a southbound grain train
Photo Date:  8/30/2007  Upload Date: 10/6/2012 11:53:05 PM
Location:  Westville, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4032(SD70ACe)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
On the bridge
Title:  On the bridge
Description:  One bridge you dont see often is this one over Baron Creek in Baron Okla, perhaps because the sun angle us not good for a shot from the US 59 bridge til very late in the day, and a morning shot is a walk in. Here we see a southbound approaching the truss span as it crosses a mostly empty creek bed.
Photo Date:  8/30/2007  Upload Date: 10/7/2012 12:00:34 AM
Location:  Baron, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4030(SD70ACe) KCS 4014(SD70ACe)
Views:  518   Comments: 0
Not long
Title:  Not long
Description:  With the new Belle units coming on line, the SD 60s will not be in regular service for much longer, and will soon find themselves stored, or used on ballast extras and such like. This one is leading the pack on a southbound M train, trailing 57 freight and 24 stack platforms.
Photo Date:  9/14/2007  Upload Date: 7/11/2016 3:32:29 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 702(SD40X) TFM 1657(SD70MAC) HLCX 6221(SD40-2)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
Lite power move
Title:  Lite power move
Description:  A trio of units rolls north at the north end of the siding at Watts. Theyll wait here for a southbound to clear.
Photo Date:  10/5/2007  Upload Date: 7/11/2016 3:28:17 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5805(ES44AC) BNSF 6042(ES44AC) KCS 4696(ES44AC)
Views:  214   Comments: 0
New power
Title:  New power
Description:  They must have gotten it from Athearn, the undecorated model. KCS received most of its Belles in primer-they run just as well, regardless of how theyre painted, right??-and had them painted as they had time. Some went quite a while in the primer scheme, most were painted fairly quickly. We see 4696 trailing a lite power move, still in its skivvies.
Photo Date:  10/5/2007  Upload Date: 7/11/2016 3:37:20 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4696(ES44AC) BNSF 6042(ES44AC) BNSF 5805(ES44AC)
Views:  249   Comments: 0
Two tone
Title:  Two tone
Description:  A two tone blue TFM leader is in charge of H SHKC at the north end of Watts, waiting on a southbound.
Photo Date:  10/5/2007  Upload Date: 7/11/2016 3:46:00 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  TFM 1411(SD40-2) KCS 605(SD40-3) KCS 6076(SD40-2)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
Grays and grain
Title:  Grays and grain
Description:  A 75 car southbound grain train rolls into Watts behind a pair of gray units.
Photo Date:  10/11/2007  Upload Date: 7/11/2016 3:34:26 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4618(AC44CW) KCS 4586(AC44CW)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
Corn fed
Title:  Corn fed
Description:  Several steer watch as a southbound grain train rolls past their grazing land north of Westville. Bet theyre wishing they had some of that!!
Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 7/15/2016 5:27:00 AM
Location:  Westville, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCSM 4509(AC44CW) KCS 4015(SD70ACe)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
Pushing past the cows
Title:  Pushing past the cows
Description:  The DPU on this southbound grain train pushes its 77 cars past some steer who would only be too happy to help lighten the tonnage.
Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 7/15/2016 5:28:29 AM
Location:  Westville, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  TFM 1625(SD70MAC)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
Off the bridge
Title:  Off the bridge
Description:  A southbound H train rolls off the Illinois River Bridge and through the interlocking at North Watts.
Photo Date:  10/27/2007  Upload Date: 7/15/2016 5:30:39 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  TFM 1667(SD70MAC)
Views:  200   Comments: 1
Texas coal
Title:  Texas coal
Description:  A 125 car TXUX coal train led by one of BNSFs many GEs rolls through Stilwell in the golden sun of dusk.
Photo Date:  11/3/2007  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 4:30:16 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5669(AC44CW) BNSF 9477(SD70MAC) KCS 4680(ES44AC)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
Old style
Title:  Old style
Description:  At the time I took this, the whole PTC plan had yet to emerge. These old searchlight signals were everywhere, a classic look that was still functional. Who knew that in four years, there would be not a one of these left on the Heavener Sub. A southbound grain train splits the pair at MP 249 in Baron, behind one of the first order of SD70ACes.
Photo Date:  11/3/2007  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 4:35:19 AM
Location:  Baron, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4008(SD70ACe) KCS 4003(SD70ACe)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Coming round
Title:  Coming round
Description:  Theres a big curve at the north end of Stilwell, and trains approach it at reduced speed, which is a help to us chasers. At the time I took this, it was a good shot, but has since become grown over. The late afternoon sun catches a southbound grain train as it rolls into town.
Photo Date:  11/3/2007  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 4:38:40 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4008(SD70ACe) KCS 4003(SD70ACe)
Views:  239   Comments: 0
New DPUs
Title:  New DPUs
Description:  One all dressed up, the other still in its skivvies. The EMDs came from the plant already painted, while the GEs arrived in primer, and were painted as they had time. I recall when NS did the same thing, and there were a lot of "undecorated" units rolling around the system in the early years of the millennium. I like the painted power better, but, they all run!! These two are pushing a grain train south at the north end of Stilwell.
Photo Date:  11/3/2007  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 4:43:07 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4055(SD70ACe) KCS 4688(ES44AC)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
Rural splendor
Title:  Rural splendor
Description:  I always liked the across the field shots, showing trains in the world they ran in. When Id get a field with cows in it, that was even better. I always felt it made the shot. A southbound grain train rolls along a field next to US 59 as the cows take in the action.
Photo Date:  11/3/2007  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 4:46:04 AM
Location:  Baron, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  TFM 1600(SD70MAC) KCS 4700(ES44AC)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
Catching the light
Title:  Catching the light
Description:  A southbound grain train rolls into the late day sun as it swings around the curve into Stilwell with 75 cars led by the class unit of the then plentiful TFM SD70MACs.
Photo Date:  11/3/2007  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 4:49:41 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  TFM 1600(SD70MAC) KCS 4700(ES44AC)
Views:  234   Comments: 1
Class unit on the bridge
Title:  Class unit on the bridge
Description:  An empty grain train rolls across the Illinois River behind SD70ACe class unit 4000 and three more with 101 cars.
Photo Date:  1/19/2008  Upload Date: 1/25/2017 3:34:39 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4000(SD70ACe) KCS 4589(AC44CW) KCS 4576(AC44CW) BNSF 9863(SD70MAC)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
Three 40s
Title:  Three 40s
Description:  A trio of SD 40s leads the northbound H train at Watts.
Photo Date:  1/19/2008  Upload Date: 1/25/2017 4:38:45 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 6109(SD40-3) KCS 690(SD40-2) KCS 655(SD40-2)
Views:  250   Comments: 1
H train fields of gold
Title:  H train fields of gold
Description:  The late afternoon winter sun highlights the golden grass as the H train rolls south along US 59 between Baron and Stilwell.
Photo Date:  2/1/2008  Upload Date: 7/12/2016 4:18:25 AM
Location:  Baron, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 687(SD40-2) TFM 1658(SD70MAC) KCS 3117(SD40-3) KCSM 4725(ES44AC)
Views:  255   Comments: 0
Pushing at Hudson
Title:  Pushing at Hudson
Description:  A set of DPUs rolls south on ther rear of a TXUX coal train. The building at right is the former Hudson Foods feed mill.
Photo Date:  2/10/2008  Upload Date: 7/12/2016 4:21:22 AM
Location:  Westville, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4004(SD70ACe) BNSF 9985(SD70MAC)
Views:  206   Comments: 1
TFM 1661 H train
Title:  TFM 1661 H train
Description:  TFM 1661/1645 and two GP 40s, local power picked up from the yard going to Heavener for servicing, split the signals at CP South Watts
Photo Date:  2/10/2008  Upload Date: 1/15/2011 1:37:48 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  TFM 1661(SD70MAC) TFM 1645(SD70MAC) KCS 2833(GP40-3)
Views:  445   Comments: 1
Through the trees
Title:  Through the trees
Description:  The bare winter trees open the shot a little as the H train rolls south of Baron, seen from US 59.
Photo Date:  2/10/2008  Upload Date: 7/12/2016 4:23:34 AM
Location:  Baron, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  TFM 1661(SD70MAC) TFM 1645(SD70MAC) KCS 2833(GP40-3)
Views:  210   Comments: 1
TFM 1661
Title:  TFM 1661
Description:  The pair of TFM units on H KCSH has picked up local power at Watts and is taking it south for servicing at Heavener, seen here approaching Stilwell.
Photo Date:  2/10/2008  Upload Date: 12/5/2011 12:37:54 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  TFM 1661(SD70MAC) TFM 1645(SD70MAC) KCS 2833(GP40-3)
Views:  364   Comments: 0
KCS 4690
Title:  KCS 4690
Description:  KCS 4690 leads a gray GE just north of Stilwell with 70 cars of H KCSH.
Photo Date:  4/12/2008  Upload Date: 12/5/2011 12:39:56 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4690(ES44AC) KCS 4583(AC44CW)
Views:  312   Comments: 0
GE's to Texas
Title:  GE's to Texas
Description:  A pair of BNSF GEs lead a 121 car TXUX train toward Texas. A pair of KCS units are tucked in about 85 cars deep, with a BNSF SD70ACe bringing up the rear.
Photo Date:  5/18/2008  Upload Date: 8/3/2016 3:04:20 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5689(AC44CW) BNSF 5912(ES44AC)
Views:  234   Comments: 0
A little push
Title:  A little push
Description:  This one in the middle. Nose to nose units provide the mid train exertion to keep this 121 car loaded TXUX train rolling south.
Photo Date:  5/18/2008  Upload Date: 8/3/2016 3:19:04 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4123(SD70ACe) KCS 4590(AC44CW)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
H train waiting
Title:  H train waiting
Description:  A northbound H train waits short of the crossing at Watts, its 57 cars easily fitting into the siding.
Photo Date:  6/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/3/2016 3:07:00 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 3142(SD40-3) KCS 3208(SD40-2) KCS 6608(SD40-3)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
Waiting to go north
Title:  Waiting to go north
Description:  A northbound train waits for a meet at CP North Watts behind a classic set of power.
Photo Date:  6/7/2008  Upload Date: 10/6/2012 11:55:04 PM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  KCS 3142(SD40-3) KCS 3208(SD40-2) KCS 6608(SD40-3)
Views:  309   Comments: 0
By the bins
Title:  By the bins
Description:  A southbound H train passes the grain bins at Bakery Feeds as it prepares to work the small Watts yard. The KCS office is to the left of the train, on the old station site.
Photo Date:  6/7/2008  Upload Date: 8/3/2016 3:12:00 AM
Location:  Watts, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 3953(SD70MAC) KCS 3968(SD70MAC)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
Round the bend
Title:  Round the bend
Description:  A southbound 80 car grain train rolls around the curve leading into Stilwell behind a new Belle.
Photo Date:  6/15/2008  Upload Date: 8/3/2016 3:16:44 AM
Location:  Stilwell, OK
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  KCS 4118(SD70ACe) KCS 4017(SD70ACe)
Views:  132   Comments: 0


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