S-CBLI departs Muskogee, OK city limits.
S-CBLI on Lake Eufaula causeway south of Eufaula, OK.
28, 2006, my birthday, the United Way UP SD40-2 was lead unit on the
M-MUDN (Manifest, Muskogee, OK to Denison, TX) when I caught it in
Here the conductor it climbing back on after throwing switch to enter main 1 (southbound) from yard tracks in downtown Muskogee.
M-MUDN proceeds onto main 1.
Closeup of cab on UP 3300
Side shot of UP 3300.
I am sitting here waiting for the 2nd winter storm that is forecast to hit NE Oklahoma this January & the 3rd of the winter season. Going to be working alot again to clear snow from airport taxiways & runway. Anyway back to the trains.
I have been fortunate enough to catch a few rare engines that have come through Oklahoma on occassion.
The first one was a MRL (Montana Rail Link) F45 that was on the train H-PASFTW (Priority manifest, Pascoe, Washington to Fort Worth, TX) that I caught May 7, 2006 on the BNSF Red Rock-sub just south of Perry, OK.
Also another MRL entry, on April 1, 2005 an SDP40 was part of the consist on the H-AMSTUL (Priority manifest, Amarillo South Yard, TX to Tulsa, OK).
Next we head down near Heavener, OK for a Kansas City Southern engine, an SD40X, of which there were only 4 produced. On Sunday, February 26, 2006, this SD40X was lead unit on the M-KCSH (manifest Kansas City, MO to Shreveport, LA) was sitting on Main 2 at South Howe Control point.
Heavener, OK is a KCS crew change & engine service stop & usually provides plenty of activity for railfans. In the fall the hills and trees provide a beautiful background for pictures of KCS trains when they are climbing the many grades that climb through the Quachita Mountains of Southeastern Oklahoma & Western Arkansas.
Here is another shot of the M-KCSH at the signal located at South Howe, OK.
On May 26, 2006 in Tulsa, OK I caught one of the two remaining BNSF SDP40's as it came in BNSF Avard-sub on the M-FTWTUL (Manifest- Fort Worth, TX to Tulsa, OK).
Posted Thursday 2/1/2007
On September 10, 2005, I took a trip to Parsons, KS on a tip that the UP "Miss Katy" SD70ACe would be in town. When I arrived, I was not disappointed for working in the yard was "Miss Katy".
For a few hours in the Parsons, the Katy railroad has returned for the afternoon on the UP train M-KCFW (manifest Kansas City, MO to Fort Worth, TX).
Here is Miss Katy doing working in the yard.
Looking down into the yard.
M-KSFW consist included a former Souther Pacific SD40T-2 tunnel motor.
One more picture looking down into the yard in the afternoon right before I began my drive back to Tulsa, OK.
On the way back home, a quick stop at the UP Coffeyvillle, KS yard yielded a nice clean NS CW40-8. I had previously photographed this engine in Tulsa, OK still in Conrail blue.
Until next time, enjoy the pics.
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