Kansas City Southern train M-KCVN (Kansas City, Missouri - Venice, Illinois), sits outside of the depot with a fresh crew aboard. Shortly after I left, they would start pulling for their eastward ... (more)
Idling away a warm day in the country.
KCS power leads auto racks through the north side of Fort Worth en-route to the BOP yard in Arlington.
Frac sand load westbound at MP 195
Southbound tonnage crosses a creek in Sulpher Springs on the KCS Heavener Sub.
KCS 4100 leads another Soutnbound H train through Lanagan on the Heavener Sub.
KCS Retro Belles (and a few gray units) rest at the diesel shop at the end of the day, but as most anybody reading this knows, a railroader's day might only be dawning as the sun goes down.
Led by KCS SD70ACe 4100, the power for outbound stack train S-LBLCHI1-22 has just shoved a stack car into the clear of the switch for the Pier F lead. The set will back up and the crewman on the ... (more)
An auto train from Oklahoma City to Arlington Texas rolls down the gauntlet track shortly before being tied down until a new crew can take it onto Garrett Yard in Arlington.
Back in those days we would spent 5 minutes in a yard and stupidly head off to the next one which might be 200 miles away. I'm glad we got one of this old scheme.
Q381-06 is westbound through Berea with quite a consist, behind the KCS 70ACe leader would be a veteran warbonnet and three new deliveries out of Erie for BNSF.
Q381 departs Collinwood with a nice KCS ACe, a veteran Warbonnet and three brand new GEVO's (BNSF 7432, BNSF 7430, and BNSF 7431, in order).
A southbound mixed freight just north of Dorsey siding in western Arkansas
Far from home rails, a marvelously colorful KCS "southern belle" is in the lead of a shuttle grain train on one of BNSF's branch lines in North Dakota.