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Date: 03/24/19 19:40
Back When the KP Was Busier . . .
Author: SCKP187

Another look into some of my Dad's Conductor's Books. Ocassionally the locals and the manifests couldn't handle all the traffic needs of the many customers on the Union Pacific KP line between Salina KS and Ellis KS, so a turn would be sent out to work part of the line and return to terminal.

This particular trip was a turn to Wilson KS and return to Salina KS Sept. 22 1965

Called for 100p and departed Salina (MP 187) 130p with a GP9 4 mt grain cars and caboose
Picked up 5 cars salt Kanopolis MP219 and continued west to leave them at Ellsworth MP224 for either the local or #154 to take them east
Then ran west to Wilson MP240 to spot the grain cars for the elevator, then return east to Kanopolis MP219 for a couple of hours of switching out the salt mine loads and empties and blocking the KC-Omaha-Council Bluffs cars and returning to Salina MP187 so these cars could be fill into #154 to go east.

Thanks for looking
Brian Stevens




Date: 03/24/19 20:22
Re: Back When the KP Was Busier . . .
Author: trainupaboy

Very cool! We did have 3 detour double stacks today. . That was nice to see!

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Date: 03/24/19 20:22
Re: Back When the KP Was Busier . . .
Author: trainupaboy

Neat to see the old stuff



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Date: 03/24/19 21:35
Re: Back When the KP Was Busier . . .
Author: mp51w

Reads like a who's who of railroads on that car list!  Neat!



Date: 03/24/19 22:06
Re: Back When the KP Was Busier . . .
Author: Ritzville

Thanks for an interesting look back Brian.

Larry



Date: 03/25/19 07:00
Re: Back When the KP Was Busier . . .
Author: IC1038west

Very good stuff. Always enjoyable to see the work events at locations identified by the mileposts as opposed to a station code. Thank you for a KP look back.



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