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Date: 11/18/19 01:13
Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: bakersfielddave

I drove from Mc Cook to La Junta a few weeks ago as part of vacation travels and stopped briefly at Stratton ,Nebraska and the delightfully named town of Bird City, Kansas

an intermodal was seen at Stratton, but Bird City has not seen anything for quite a time

Bird City i think was on a former  Burlington Branch to Saint Francis

if any one knows of photos of trains at Bird City i would be interested in seeing them especially in the BN era

these small towns were the only life seemed to be an occasional cat sunning itself  are time warps to history








Date: 11/18/19 01:18
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: bakersfielddave

Stratton,an  intermodal passing though

was interesting to see a street named  'Railway'  instead  of  'Railroad'' ....

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Date: 11/18/19 01:20
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: bakersfielddave

Sarurday afternoon is not much happening out here








Date: 11/18/19 01:22
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: bakersfielddave

..on the way to Bird City  and  a welcome by the local feline








Date: 11/18/19 01:23
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: bakersfielddave

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Date: 11/18/19 01:24
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: bakersfielddave

....Goodland  KS



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Date: 11/18/19 03:19
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: santafe199

bakersfielddave Wrote: > ...  if any one knows of photos of trains at Bird City i would be interested ...

Ask and ye shall receive:
( https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,4760890,4760890#msg-4760890 )
( https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,4893027,4893027#msg-4893027 )

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Lance/199



Date: 11/18/19 04:22
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: cozephyr

Last operation on the line to Bird City and St. Francis, Kansas, was the Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway (NKCR).  Back on 24 May 2011 NKCR ran DLCX 6410, GP40-2, and freshly painted NKCR 5101, GP50, west at Stamford, NE, headed to St. Francis, Kansas.



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Date: 11/18/19 05:02
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: robj

Nice set of places left behnid

Bob



Date: 11/18/19 08:05
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: callum_out

Rare shot on the St Francis line, they operated as needed sometimes once a month, did nothing to develop
traffic. A new elevator was built privately at Norton on the Kyle to handle traffic Omnitrax wanted to avoid.

Out



Date: 11/18/19 08:12
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: King_Coal

Thanks for sharing your trip. Neat places.



Date: 11/18/19 14:32
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: Today

Thanks for the photos, especially of Bird City.  



Date: 11/18/19 14:57
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: bakersfielddave

looking back at my notes, i drove to La Junta via Sharon Springs,Kit Carson and Eads then followed the old Mopac line through Haswell down to La Junta

the pole line by the railroad looked neglected and i guess it has been a while since this line saw a train

at Sharon Springs was an ex BNSFSD40-2 loco in  private use  and what appeared to be ex Rock Island hopper cars in storage if any one can verify these were RI








Date: 11/18/19 14:58
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: bakersfielddave

.the caboose was seen at Kit Carson ,Colo

the grain loco was originally  a 1980 Burlington Northern  unit of the same number



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Date: 11/18/19 15:00
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: bakersfielddave

just after sunset following the former MoPac line on the right hand side of the road








Date: 11/18/19 17:03
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: Ritzville

Very cool series!! Nice ending with your Sunset shots. That intermodal was moving right along!

Larry



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Date: 11/18/19 19:23
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: upkpfan

There is NO Kit Carson in KS. upkpfan



Date: 11/18/19 22:36
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: bakersfielddave

just looking at my notes yes i crossed the Kansas/ Colorado state line about 10 minutes after leaving Sharon Springs 

Kit Carson was the next stop   correction made



Date: 11/19/19 20:12
Re: Nebraska and Kansas out of the way places
Author: PossumKing

That long highway shot and the first sunset photo are outstanding. Nice tour...

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