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December 29th, 2019
We wandered our way from Omaha, Nebraska to the middle of Kansas and had a banner day of catching parked shortline equipment and briefly chasing a westbound coal train.
Concordia is along the KYLE in north-central Kansas.
Salina is a very busy railroad meeting spot in central Kansas.
We were following the tracks when surprised by a horn, quickly jumping out for this eastbound UP manifest freight.
Solomon is between Salina and Abilene on the KYLE, UP, and BNSF.
Abilene is the home of the President Eisenhower library and a diverse set of rail operations leaving little room for railfan boredom. A must-see if you are in Kansas.
December 30th, 2019
Heading south out of Kansas, we just barely caught a six-engine eastbound BNSF whose symbol we didn't catch in Newton and stayed in the town of Ardmore, Oklahoma, where we caught a slightly different kind of train...
Newton is the home of significant yard and easily viewed locomotive shop on the BNSF in central Kansas.
Six BNSF locomotives including a warbonnet lead this long, slow eastbound through Newton, Kansas.
BNSF's shops in Newton are easily observed from the road and a park in the downtown.
Wellington is a BNSF junction near the Oklahoma border along the I-35.