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Post La Plata Spring Railfan Event and the Trip Home Part 2



by Chris Guenzler



4/11/2014 I got up in the Pullman Suite and had breakfast in the lobby after another good night of sleep in La Plata. Since I was solo today I could do what ever I wanted. I drove out to the old Cardy Road crossing which you now get to off Helium Road from Missouri Highway 3. I parked the rental car and did not have long to wait.





The former Helium Road grade crossing.





BNSF 7197 east at Helium Road. From here I headed over to Hilton Road.





An Amish buggy on Hilton Road. I parked the car at the grade crossing and walked up Hanover Street to a new photo location.









BNSF 4619 East took the curve just east of Hilton Road.







Union Pacific 7439 East came to a stop in front of me.









BNSF 920 West passed UP 7439 East stopped at Hilton Road. At this point I moved to ther Iceberg Ave grade crossing. I saw BNSF 4619 stopped for the La Plata crossovers.









BNSF 7919 West at the Iceberg Ave grade crossing.





With the BNSF 4619 East not moving I decided to move out to the old bridge west of Gibbs to photograph trains.









BNSF 8090 West at the old bridge west of Gibbs.









BNSF 4619 East at the old bridge west of Gibbs. I was Railfan Chasing Trains getting a second pictures of this train and the eastbound train.











BNSF 5299 West at the old bridge west of Gibbs.









Union Pacific 7439 East at the old bridge west of Gibbs.







Union Pacific 7418 East at the old bridge west of Gibbs.









BNSF 5219 East at the old bridge west of Gibbs.





The track inspector went by my photo location.





The double green signal which went on and off.









BNSF CN 2432 West at the old bridge west of Gibbs.



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