UP Marysville Sub with the UP 3985!!!

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Had a pleasant morning on the Marysville Sub. I saw 7 trains (one on the Salina Sub) counting the 3985. 2 of them are not pictured, the one on the Salina Sub was a windturbine train behind a mixed pair of BNSF Dash 9s and the one on the Marysville Sub was an ETRX coal train. All trains photographed at Aikins, KS MP 102, UP Marysville Sub.
The one's pictured:
Eastbound coal: UP 5997, UP 6319, DPU: UP 6531


Eastbound coal: UP 6475, UP 5815, UP 6157, DPU: UP 5873



Eastbound coal: UP 7210, SP 107, DPU: UP 5790





Eastbound stack train, ITAMN (?): UP 5200, UP 4629, UP 4452


Eastbound Missouri River Eagle, SMVKC 02: UP 3985

 
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Good Job

Great bunch of photos. I sure do like the spots you picked.
It's kind of funny to notice that an unpatched SP unit is as rare as a steam locomotive.

3985 is such a pleasure to watch. It truly is a thing of mechanical beauty.


Thanks for braving the beautiful weather and calm relaxing countryside for us. I know it was a hardship.

By the way, where about were the shots taken?
 
#3
Great bunch of photos. I sure do like the spots you picked.
It's kind of funny to notice that an unpatched SP unit is as rare as a steam locomotive.

3985 is such a pleasure to watch. It truly is a thing of mechanical beauty.


Thanks for braving the beautiful weather and calm relaxing countryside for us. I know it was a hardship.

By the way, where about were the shots taken?
Thanks for the kind words. The weather wasn't that beautiful...started out around 40 degrees with a stiff north wind blowing at 20 MPH. The country side up there is very relaxing and you can hear the trains for quite a ways. The location is Aikins Switch, Aikins, or Jeffrey, KS. Depends on who you ask but it's all the same place. It is where the coal trains that head into the Jeffrey Energy Center cut off of the Marysville-KC main. So, despite it being merely a hog farm. This spot plays an important role in UP's constant effort at getting PRB coal across it's system.
 





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