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Date: 12/02/18 15:45
UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: JoCoLB

The specially-painted locomotive No. 1943, the "Spirit of the Union Pacific," left Council Bluffs/Omaha this morning with a 21-car passenger consist and is already in Oklahoma after traveling down the former Missouri Pacific and Katy lines in Eastern Kansas following a crew change in Kansas City, Mo. and again in Parsons, KS. The train is headed to Houston, where the train equipment will be used for President George H.W. Bush's funeral train later this week.

I shot this video clip in the tiny unincorporated town of Beagle, KS, (M.P. 54.5) on the old Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad route. It seemed to be making posted track speed.

I was privy to a tentative schedule on Sunday but the train was already running about 2 hours late when it passed through Beagle.

As has been reported, the U.P. 4141 George Bush engine will be heading this train after its arrival in the Houston area. 

(Video by Larry Byers)   

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Date: 12/02/18 15:58
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: upkpfan

larry,
Good catch. The info about this was posted on Sat. when I seen it. upkpfan



Date: 12/02/18 19:32
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: CSX602

Thanks for posting!

For those interested, that consist is:
1943 + 8003
Kenefick
Walter Dean
City of Denver
Portola
Overland
Harriman
Lone Star
Council Bluffs
City of San Francisco
City of Portland
Power 2066
Feather River
Little Rock
City of Los Angeles
Omaha
Green River
Lake Forest
Lake Bluff
Powder River
Columbia River
Power 207
 



Date: 12/02/18 20:17
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: JoCoLB

Thanks for the consist numbers and names. 



Date: 12/03/18 05:20
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: Bob3985

Thanks for the video Larry. That is a pretty darned impressive train. Congrats UP on putting all this together in such immediacy.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 12/03/18 06:15
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: binder001

Impressive!  Thanks for sharing

Gary B.
Waverly, NE



Date: 12/03/18 07:05
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: Alco251

http://www.up.com
Excellent background information.



Date: 12/03/18 09:08
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: gaspeamtrak

Wow ! That was impressive !!!
Way to go "UP" 
Thank you for sharing !!! :):):)



Date: 12/03/18 17:51
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: txspec1

Great video.  Thank you!!!



Date: 12/03/18 19:00
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: 611Doug

Will the UP 1943 be running with the UP 4141 on the trip from Spring to College Station?



Date: 12/03/18 19:18
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: JoCoLB

Yes. That's my understanding. No. 4141 should be the leader.



Date: 12/04/18 01:43
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: gcm

Nice video and what an impressive train.
I'm going to try and catch it between Houston and College Station on Thursday.
At the end of the video, is that a station to the far right?
Gary



Date: 12/04/18 07:23
Re: UP 1943 is haulin' for Texas with 21-car passenger train
Author: JoCoLB

On the west side of the track is what is left of the former Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad depot in Beagle. It is probably the most derelict depot building remaining in the state of Kansss.  (Photo by Larry Byers) 




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