One of the more photographed locations in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, the West Bottoms is another hub for activity with BNSF and UP trains along with transfers from the NS and KCS r... (more)
The nightly transfer from BNSF's Argentine Yard to KCS' Knocke Yard pulls up to a stop at Santa Fe Junction. If it wasn't for the current BNSF paint scheme on the first two units you could pretend... (more)
The BNSF/KCS Schneider transfer is returning with cars from the KCS on the other side of town. The conductor on the front of the engine was cleaning windows.
Very interesting power on the BNSF/KCS Schneider transfer in the morning. Good to see rebuilt GP-30's still out in service.
An empty crude destined for Dore, ND navigates its way through The Bottoms, passing a NS bound auto train with two SD70M's. Love the action of KC, and the West Bottoms are a must see!
A loaded grain train weaves its way into Knoche, passing the vintage Milepost 2 marker.
Kansas City Union Station, designed by Jarvis Hunt, will turn 100 next year.
UP 5970 leads an eastbound UCEX load past a stopped westbound BNSF stack train waiting for a signal at Kansas City Union Station.
BNSF 9277 is on the head end of an all EMD elephant-style consist that is holding a northbound empty coal train in Kansas City's historic West Bottoms. Once given a signal, this train will cross o... (more)
KCS 3929 and a TFM MAC await assignment near an elevator on the eastern end of the joint KCS/CP Knoche Yard in Kansas City.
I lone NS Dash 9 leads a westbound auto rack train across the KCT Main Line at Union Station. To the right you can see Amtrak train 316, the Missouri River Runner, getting ready for a 4 PM departu... (more)
BNSF 5665 slows this Tulsa-bound freight for the coming swing south onto the Ft. Scott Sub.
UP 7657 and a pair of SD70M's lead a westbound intermodal past KCS 34 with the Western Auto sign, a Kansas City icon, looming overhead.
BNSF 7201 leads a westbound stack train past KCS 34 which Union Station has yet to house again.
Amtrak train #311 has come to rest at its final stop at KCUS. After unloaded, the train will wye and head east at #316 later in the day.