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Date: 01/09/19 15:13
UP coal empty over the Smoky Hill
Author: santafe199

Rounding up some left-over fall color shots from this past season…

1. UP 6866 + siblings leading a coal empty across the Smoky Hill River over BNSF trackage at Enterprise, KS on the Strong City Sub.
Photo date: October 20, 2018.

Thanks for looking!
Lance Garrels
santafe199




Date: 01/09/19 15:17
Re: UP coal empty over the Smoky Hill
Author: WichitaJct

Where did this train dump its coal and why does it use BNSF trackage rights? 



Date: 01/09/19 15:45
Re: UP coal empty over the Smoky Hill
Author: mg8711

WichitaJct Wrote:
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> Where did this train dump its coal

Probably one of two places in Texas, Longhorn or somewhere near Houston. A train running east (rather than west as above) could end up in Chanute, KS as well, but those don’t usually return over this routing.

and why does it
> use BNSF trackage rights? 

A way shorter route as opposed to running north out of Lost Springs to Herington, and then east to Topeka, and west to Salina. Also, one crew can take it from Wichita to Salina on this routing, as opposed to 3 on the aforementioned routing.
Hope this helps

mg8711



Date: 01/09/19 19:29
Re: UP coal empty over the Smoky Hill
Author: RailFanAZ

Nice Shot Lance!  Love the reflection in the water, pops out train and the scenery!

Christina
RailFanning UP & BNSF, AZ
RailFanAZ.com



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/09/19 19:30 by RailFanAZ.



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