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Date: 08/04/20 09:33
Wyaconda stair steps.
Author: hank

 A westbound BNSF intermodal on main 2 meets eastbound  Amtrak #4 on main 1 near MP 275 on the BNSF Marceline sub.  Location is a couple miles west of Wyaconda, Missouri.  The area is known by local railfans as the Wyaconda stair steps.  Not sure of the date, but likely 2001 or 2002.

Thanks for viewing.

Ron Hirsch
Springfield, Mo.

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Date: 08/04/20 09:45
Re: Wyaconda stair steps.
Author: MEKoch

Interesting perspective on tracks that I have ridden many many times.  



Date: 08/04/20 09:47
Re: Wyaconda stair steps.
Author: 41bridge

Really brings home how much freight Amtrak was hauling in that period. The class 1’s couldn’t have been happy about this.



Date: 08/04/20 13:59
Re: Wyaconda stair steps.
Author: Coast

Having worked the amtrak mail and express in los angels during that time frame   santa fe shipped a large number of shipments on amtrak every day because of the railroad la/chi  we could make the running time across the railroad



Date: 08/05/20 05:24
Re: Wyaconda stair steps.
Author: OmahaTom

looks like the forth unit is #184, the Phase 4 heritage unit

Tom Loftus
Omaha, NE



Date: 08/05/20 06:43
Re: Wyaconda stair steps.
Author: Spoony81

OmahaTom Wrote:
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> looks like the forth unit is #184, the Phase 4
> heritage unit

This video was taken in 2001 or 2002,  long before the heritage units were painted. Whatever the unit is that's the original paint



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/20 06:43 by Spoony81.



Date: 08/05/20 22:22
Re: Wyaconda stair steps.
Author: IC_2024

That’s just a fun video to watch — remember the M&E years well at AMTK and have video of an equally long SWC at Princeton, IL.
Thanks for sharing! BTW, I’m sure the pole line and those old signals are long gone by now, right ?!?



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