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Going to the NRHS Convention Day 2 6/7/2014 Part 1

Woodward, Oklahoma to Emporia, Kansas

by Chris Guenzler

I had a wild weather night with loud thunder, sideways rain and heavy showers. It was about three hours long and kept me up. At 5:30 AM I put the corrections into my story from yesterday then showered and prepared myself for my day ahead. I checked out of the Sands Inn & Suites in Woodward, Oklahoma and went to McDonald's for Hot Cakes and Sausage. I headed east on US 60 seeing two BNSF trains in the predawn light taking that road to US 281 north to Waynoka my first stop of the morning.

Waynoka Santa Fe Station complex.

Central Kansas Railway 2511 in its Hudson Bay Railroad colors. From here I headed north on US 241 into Kansas stopping first at Medicine Lodge.

Victoria Southern Railroad 1001 in Medicine Lodge.

The Medicine Lodge Santa Fe Station.

A Medicine Lodge railroad scene. From here I headed north to Pratt.

The Santa Fe Station in Pratt. From here it would be on US 400 eastbound. Next stop Cunningham.

The Cunningham Santa Fe Station. Next stop Kingman.

The Santa Fe Kingman Station.

The Kingman Missouri Pacific Station.

A MoPac box car behind the Kingman Missouri Pacific Station. Next some motive power in Kingman.

Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad power in Kingman.

Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad 4029.

Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad 3824. Next stop will be at the Sounder's Museum in Cheney. I pulled up to the gate and called and was told how to get in.

The Santa Fe Garden Plain station.

The Cheney Santa Fe station. I drove out, locked the gate then called thanking them for letting me see the two unique stations they have saved. Next stop was for gas in Augusta.

The Frisco Railroad station in Augusta.

The Santa Fe station in Augusta. I took US 400 to KS 77 north to El Dorado.

The Missouri Pacific Station in El Dorado. From here it was east on US 54 then north on KS 177 and when I got to the bridge over the BNSF I had a train coming.

I love clouds!

BNSF 6688 West at the KS 177 bridge. I called Lets Talk Trains from here. Next stop would be Cassoday.

KCS 3910 West at FA RT 88 grade crossing.

KCS 3910.

This train was in perfect light. I went to find the train station in town.

The Cassody Santa Fe station in Cassoday. Next the Flint Hills.

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