Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Keep the Camera Handy

When possible, Lisa and I try to go see what's passing when we hear a train. Now most of the time it's something like a passing container train or one of the local freights, but one of the reasons we go looking when we can do so is that you never know what oddities you'll get. A few nights ago, I was late on the draw and was disappointed to miss the UP Business Train coming through. (And that's why there's no photo.)

UP Katy Heritage Unit at Fernley

On Saturday morning, walking back from breakfast at the Wigwam Restaurant (where this time my free play coupon did not convert to a free breakfast), I saw that the second unit on this train was unusual. I had difficulty getting my camera-phone to enter camera mode, but I did manage to snap this shot of UP's "Katy" heritage unit, UP 1998, painted in the colors of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas. The locomotive's number reflects the year that the MKT was merged into UP.

Yes, I know, webcam. Figuring out how to set it up has not been high on my list of priorities.
Tags: fernley, trains
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