Remarks: After a long stretch of snowy and cloudy days, I decided to go to Kirkwood to check out the action. There was plenty of action on this sunny day. First we see a UP coal drag, led by UP 5814, followed by a UP local led by UP 1420(an EMD GP40-2), with the "Bluebonnet" business car at the rear. The "Bluebonnet" was an ex-Milwaukee Road business car, built in 1948. It now has its permanent home at the St. Louis Museum of Transport in Kirkwood, MO. Next, we see the eastbound Amtrak "Missouri River Runner," led by AMTK 168. Then a Norfolk Southern mixed freight, led by NS 9500, consisting mostly of autoracks, sweeps by. Finally we see a UP mixed freight, led by UP 5070. Understandably on this day, Kirkwood was swarming with foamers!!!!
Nice catches! The Bluebonnet is actually leaving the museum permanently off to a new home. Also, nice catch on the unpatched SP!
Posted by "Cheyenne Bob" on February 20, 2010
Being familiar with downtown Kirkwood, I know the action there can be busy sometimes. I really enjoyed the video - particularly with the mix of views. Looking at the passage of a unit coal train as one long, continuous run of video can get boring quickly. Also the fades between scenes made for very smooth transitions. The effort put into editing was really worth it. Good work! Nice job!
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