Amtrak 303, running a couple minutes behind, rounds the curve at a brisk pace and heads for Kirkwood.
A UP coal drag splits the signals at Kirk Jct. Train was CNATH9 29.
A UP empty coal drag, consisting of brand new aluminum hoppers, screams through the Kirkwood Rd. crossing.
I only had seconds after I pulled up, to set up before this manifest rolled by.
A manifest freight rockets around the curve into Kirkwood, the second unit said "Under Warrenty." Train was AASKSB 29.
Coal meets coal at Kirkwood. Train was CAENA 29.
A UP coal train rockets around the curve into the setting sun heading past Farmers Market where an art festival was being held.
A UP SD70M leads a C44-9W, a string of autoracks, and grain through Kirkwood, while a local railfan watches from trackside.
Another UP empty coal drag flies through Kirkwood, en route to Kansas City. In another week, the fall colors should peak.
Amtrak at Kirkwood, the fall colors will really start to show up in a couple of weeks.
With all the major work on the Jeff City Sub done, this work train, WJCJCO 21, is picking up what is left.
A big suprise on train 303 today, not only does it have 1 of just s0 B32-8WH's built as the trailing unit, but it looks as if half the BNSF business fleet is tacked on to the end!
DPU on an Eastbound Coal Load Passes Kirkwood Depot