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Date: 03/17/23 19:43
Western trip day one.
Author: AndyBrown

My friend Russ and I flew into Amarillo last night to begin our annual western trip; had planned on spending today around Hereford TX but with the derailment making prospects on eastbounds slim, we changed plans and headed north to the Golden State route to try our luck with Samson of the Cimarron and were not disappointed.

1-3.  Shortly after arrival we got a good eastbound stack train and as usual Russ had the drone along for aerial views.








Date: 03/17/23 19:46
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: AndyBrown

4.  We got ahead of the eastbound for another view east of Kismet KS

5-6.  A westbound was cleared up at Kismet for that EB and we got back down to the bridge for shots of it going west.








Date: 03/17/23 19:47
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: 3rdswitch

Really nice, and, good weather. Unlike my trip so far.
JB



Date: 03/17/23 19:49
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: AndyBrown

7.  We knew another westbound was out there a ways so we headed east to intercept it, shown here in a cut west of Mineola KS.

8.  Westbound at Plains KS.

9.  Another meet at Kismet; eastbound is cleared up on the siding for that westbound.  It was a slow rolling meet and I wasn't able to get the timing right for a good meet shot.








Date: 03/17/23 19:51
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: AndyBrown

10.  Being a lifelong RI fan I wanted a shot at Liberal.  We headed back south after this.

11.  And landed in Canadian TX for a few on the Canadian River bridge(s) to finish the day.  Westbound on 1.

12.  Russ got a good aerial of this rail train on 1 that I was out of position for.








Date: 03/17/23 19:53
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: AndyBrown

13.  Grab shot, this eastbound on 2 snuck up on us.

14-15.  Westbound on 1.








Date: 03/17/23 19:55
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: AndyBrown

16-17.  Good finish to a day of high quality if not volume!

Thanks for looking!

Andy






Date: 03/17/23 19:56
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: AndyBrown

3rdswitch Wrote:
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> Really nice, and, good weather. Unlike my trip so
> far.

Another thing that helped in our decision to go north!

Andy



Date: 03/17/23 20:44
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: jgilmore

Excellent bunch at some cool locations, great way to start your railfan trip! As much as I've 'fanned up and down the western ends of the Transcon and GSR, I've always told myself to head east some time like you did, and these nice shots remind me why I should, thanks for posting...

JG



Date: 03/17/23 20:45
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: stevelv

Excellent Andy!  I have yet to check that bridge off my railfan bucket list.



Date: 03/18/23 06:38
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: UP951West

Extraordinary set of images !  Four stars. 



Date: 03/18/23 07:03
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: atsfgp40x

Very nice series around the Mighty Sampson. The Kismet cut offers another excellent place to shoot. As does the Liberal area. 

NIKS



Date: 03/18/23 08:01
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: SP8595

Fantastic series with Great locations and shots!



Date: 03/18/23 09:35
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: PasadenaSub

Great group of photos.  I'm guessing that the bridge the train is on at Canadian is a lot newer than the one next to it?

Rich



Date: 03/18/23 11:31
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: King_Coal

Well done. Underappreciated area and you did a fine job capturing it.



Date: 03/18/23 12:41
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: Ritzville

Excellent and interesting series!!

Larry



Date: 03/18/23 18:36
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: AndyBrown

PasadenaSub Wrote:
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> Great group of photos.  I'm guessing that the
> bridge the train is on at Canadian is a lot newer
> than the one next to it?

Thanks all for the kind remarks!

The new Canadian River bridge on main 1 was built in 2004.

Andy



Date: 03/18/23 19:03
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: dwatry

Awesome photography!



Date: 03/19/23 06:06
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: gcm

Excellent series of images !
Gary



Date: 03/19/23 11:20
Re: Western trip day one.
Author: ns1000

Nice shots!!  Pic 15 is one of my favorites!!



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