Kansas City — My Kind of Railroad Town: Part 1

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Here is the start of the photographs that I made in Kansas City in early September. The first series is a run heading to Argentine through the West Bottoms.

There are seven units, seven different models and a good history of BNSF “heritage” paint jobs. Note the Union Pacific Georgetown ballast train heading up the ramp from the UP (ex-Missouri Pacific) main.

Even though the UP train was gaining on the BNSF train it would stop before they got side by side. I have always liked the shots with the concrete viaduct overhead down in “the bottoms” as well as the traditional shot with the old warehouses in the background.

Note the large cow atop the hillside above the cab of the BNSF SD45-2 1568 roster shot. The one photo is a close up of the Georgetown machine.

In the last one there was a three train, one track car meet with the former Union Tower in the background.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

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