SD40-2 3099 and a U30C - both partially covered in oil from some mechanical unhappiness - lead a train eastward toward Kansas City on Missouri Pacific's fine Pueblo line.
A dirty and faded GE passes an obvious milepost just west of Herington on the 126 mile journey to the next crew change point at Pratt.
A pair of EMDs lead a Gibson Yard to Mira Loma auto train west out of Herington, 173 miles from the original Rock Island line segment town of St. Joseph, Missouri.
UP 1995 emerges from the Kansas countryside leading the KG4LB 18 as it nears its fuel and crew change stop in Herington.
Two laborers hurry to finishing refueling Rock Island 40 East at Herington, Kansas — a poor man’s fueling facility on the ground, no pipes, no uprights.
A typical midwestern scene -- Rock Island mail train No. 39 with a single coach on the rear leaves Herington, Kansas on May 31, 1965 to continue its run to Tucumcari, N.M. to be handed over to the... (more)
A UP SD70M crosses one of the numerous country roads in Kansas.
After getting re-fueled and taking on a fresh crew the Missouri Pacific Heritage unit takes its Z train east out of the yard. Next stop Kansas City.
Eastbound manifest departing the yard at Herington and onto KC during a very spring like day.
The passengers have stretched their legs, the locomotive has been refueled, and the pilot crew has boarded and its time to highball! The Sooner Rocket behind UP 844 is starting the climb ou... (more)
While waiting for the 844 to depart Herington, we caught this eastbound rack train struggling up the grade and under the U.S. Route 77 overpass.
844 is resting on the old MoPac track coming out of the yard. It is laying over and then coninuing its journey tomorrow morning.