Nearing its first station stop is Amtrak Train 316 sprinting up Independence Hill on the UP Sedalia Sub. at Wilson Road.
Locomotive: AMTK 64
Amtrak Train 316 leaves IDP 7 minutes late and sails over I-70 at an altitude of 15' 11" as it makes its way out of the Kansas City Metro Area for St. Louis.
Locomotive: AMTK 50
A pair of UP Business Cars hitch a ride on the rear of Amtrak Train #316 to St. Louis. The "Portola" and the "Idaho" came down on UP Train SCBKC 14 behind UP 4610 earlier this afternoon from Coun... (more)
Headed through Wilson Road on the UP Sedalia Sub. is the River Runner headed for St. Louis with AMTK 10031, the Great Dome “Ocean View” on the rear end. It might be Amtrak, but that car looks swe... (more)
AMTK 316 rolls up the ruling grade toward the station at Lee's Summit, on toward it's terminal in St. Louis.
The human aspect is one of the reasons I love railfanning Amtrak. Passenger trains harken back to a much simpler time when train travel was a part of everyday life for the masses--"the gold old d... (more)