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Day 2 Trip to the NRHS 2014 Convention Part 2 6/7/2014

by Chris Guenzler

I drove to the Flint Hills to take pictures of BNSF trains. I missed the first one but found a westbound BNSF stack train coming and turned around and returned to the west switch at Matfield Green to set up for pictures.

The train came up the siding and stopped and I knew this train would be sitting here for at least twenty minutes.

Like I said I love clouds!

BNSF 5488 at West Matfield Green.

BNSF 8212 east at West Matfield Green.

BNSF 5446 west at West Matfield Green. From here I drove north and parked then walked up the grade to the KS 177 bridge over the BNSF mainline.

BNSF 5358 West at the KS 177 bridge over the BNSF mainline.

The view on my way back to the car. I drove north on KS 177 but found a train so I went back to a spot I had seen then set up.

BNSF 5120 west at the farm crossing just west of the KS 177 bridge over the BNSF mainline. From here I drove to Bazaar.

BNSF 5395 west at Main Street in Bazaar.

BNSF 7520 west at Main Street in Bazaar.

BNSF 7863 west at CO RD 333 just east of Bazaar. From here my next stop would be in Strong City.

The Santa Fe station in Strong City. I made my way to Emporia finding an Arby's there to get some dinner before making my next stop at Fremont Park.

Santa Fe 2-6-2 1015 in Fremont Park in Emporia.

Santa Fe caboose 999262. From here I met a local railfan and drove over to give him one of my cards. While we were talking here came another BNSF train our way.

BNSF 7435 West at Emporia. From here I checked into the Budget Host Inn for the night. I watched the Stanley Cup game on NBC. The LA Kings won Game 2 5-4 in the second overtime beating the New York Rangers. I had a quiet night of sleep.