FYI on a Photo Op at KC Union Station...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Iron Goat, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Just an FYI item... on Sat. April 21st, from 4pm to 6pm KCS will have a photo shoot at the Kansas City Union Station. They will have the KCS F-unit #34 and a set of cars, along side their new Southern Belle loco # 3997.

    Bob announce1
  2. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I am so there. :thumb:
  3. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    I hope you made it, Cannonball... 'cause they had some good looking lokeys and cars on display. Here are a few shots....


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  4. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    More shots.... Bob

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  5. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    More Southern Belle photos...

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  6. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Here's two shots of the Pax cars... they have a "yellow" paint scheme F unit, and a "black" Southern Belle F unit. I was hoping they would have their "long black train" lead by the black F unit, but no such luck.

    I also scored some photos of a former KC street car, a Canadian Nat'l Railway observation car, and a vintage fire truck, that I'll post later.

    Bob :thumb:

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  7. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Iron goat wish I could of made it. Only about 2 hours away but I dont trust my car. Saving for a new car and maybe next time. I hope to allso make it to north platt nebraska when I get more relieble transportation. Looks like it was a good time .
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Man, but that number 34 unit is pretty!
  9. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Whoah! Iron Goat, you got some great shots that I didn't get.
    I was scared to wander around too much since there wasn't anyone else around. As a result, I was fairly conservative with my pics. I was really tempted to board the locos and check out the passenger cars inside but I didn't risk it. I didn't want somebody coming down and telling me to get the hell out. :D

    Anyway, here's links to my photobucket account to show y'all the pics I did get.
    I got WAY too many to post here.

    Here are the KCS engines and rolling stock: Station/KCS/

    Here is the HO club layout inside Union Station: Station/HO/

    Here is the N scale club layout in the station as well: Station/N-Scale/

    And some other miscellaneous Stuff we saw while we were there: Station/Misc/

    Union Station also has a killer chocolate shop inside called Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory:

    They have chocolate covered Twinkies! bounce7

    I wil say I was really disappointed with their gift shop however. There was not a single train related souvenier in the store except for one wooden puzzle for $15.00 :rolleyes:

    I've also got video of the HO and N layouts as well as the real life engines.
    If y'all are lucky, I'll get it edited and posted tomorrow. ;)
  10. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    Does this mean that the TFM locomotives will be painted like this too? or just the KCS ones?
  11. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Cannonball... thanks for sharing your photos. I did not make it to the gift shop this trip, but they have had RR baseball type hats, engineer hats, RR books, etc. in there before. I can't figure that one out!!! I really like the N scale layout that they have there at Union Station... I guess the next big event here, is when the UP's 4-8-4 & Challenger comes thru KC this summer.

  12. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Keep me posted on the UP's!

    I talked to the guys about joining the N scale club and volunteering to help with the layout but I really don't know how often I would make it down there to work on the layout or attend meetings. Especially with Union Station being a little over an hour's drive from me.
  13. Iron Goat

    Iron Goat Member

    Cannonball (and other Gaugers...) here is the UP schedule for the year.... as I get a better timeline on it, I'll also post that one.

    Bob :wave:

    Union Pacific's 2007 Steam Schedule....

    Here's some more info about Union Pacific's plans as written in the
    Colorado Time-Table.

    UP Steam Shop releases tentative 2007 schedule

    Union Pacific's steam shop has released for its 2007 operations. Power
    for the trains will be 4-8-4 Northern No. 844 and 4-6-6-4 Challenger No. 3985
    built by American Locomotive Company in 1944 and 1943 respectively. All
    trips are tentative and subject to final confirmation.

    Between June 21 and July 4, one of the engines will leave the shop at
    Cheyenne for North Platte and Fremont, Nebraska, on original UP
    trackage, then head east on the former Chicago and North-western to
    Boone, Iowa. From Boone, the steam locomotive will run east to KC
    Junction near Ames, Iowa, and south on the former Chicago, Rock Island
    and Pacific "Spine Line" to Trenton and Kansas City, Missouri. Trenton
    will celebrate its 150th Anniversary during this time. From Kansas
    City, the engine will begin the return to Cheyenne with a stopover at
    Marysville, Kansas, or Fairbury, Nebraska, then to North Platte and
    Cheyenne. During the trip, the steam locomotive will stop for display
    at population centers and past and present Up/C&NW/Rock Island
    crew terminals.

    Between July 19 and 23, both locomotives will operate between Cheyenne
    and Denver. On July 21, the railroad is planning a doubleheader of 844
    and 3985 for the 15th annual Denver Post Cheyenne Frontier Days
    excursion, a Denver-Cheyenne round trip.

    Beginning on August 22 and concluding August 27, UP steam will visit
    the Colorado State Fair operating from Cheyenne to Denver, then
    running a Denver-to Pueblo passenger trip before returning to

    Union Pacific steam will also help celebrate Oklahoma's Centennial
    during the month of September. Between September 9 and 30, one of the
    locomotives will leave Cheyenne for North Platte and Marysville, then
    to Herrington and Wichita, Kansas. From Wichita the train will head
    south into Oklahoma visiting Enid, El Reno, Chickasha, and Lone Star.
    Stopovers are again planned in past and present railroad terminals.
    The train will return to Cheyenne via the reverse route.
  14. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I've definately got to see those steamers! :cool:
  15. KATY

    KATY Member

  16. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Thanks for the link Katy Jack. :D

    Here are some short videos I shot yesterday if anyone is interested.

    First one is the live full scale locos
    (Note the BNSF consist rolling in the background at the end of the video):

    Next is the N scale layout:

    The HO scale layout:

    And I even got a couple quick shots of the antique fire engine they had on display:

    Enjoy! :)
  17. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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