To: Photo Distribution List
Subject: KCS Oklahoma Trip - G-KCHQS-30
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 13:21:04 -0500
This past weekend I took a break and spent a couple of days shooting the KCS on/near Rich Mountain. This is the first time I have been up there to shoot trains, so all was new to me. Rich Mountain was a bit more difficult to shoot than I had anticipated due to LOTS of trees with few openings. The railroad north of Heavener is just as fun to shoot, however, and much more accessible.
When all was done, 26 KCS trains were shot in just over two days. The weather – perfect!
Here are a few shots:
A Belle leads grain shuttle G-KCHQS-30 into Spiro (pronounced “spy-row”), OK:
The DP power for this trains slips behind some AOK power waiting for KCS interchange at Howe, OK:
At Heavener, OK the train's head end lands on the main line fuel pad for fuel and inspection while the rear DPU's are fueled by truck:
The G-KCHQS-30 makes a run for the mountain after fueling and a crew change at Heavener, OK:
More to come….