Friday August 7, 1987 on the Union Pacific
Kansas City to North Little Rock
From Kansas City the Coffeyville Subdivision runs southwesterly to Coffeyville (mp467). The Van Buren Subdivision runs due south from Coffeyville (mp663) for 40 miles and then begins to swing southeast and ends at North Little Rock (mp344). At Okay Jct. (mp576), the line to Texas swings off to the south.
KCNL had 57 loads and 40 empties, 7,525 tons, and was having engines 3536, MP3161, 3237, 3375 (dead), 3312, and 3907 added at Neff Yard. It would soon be ready to leave, but would have to wait for the FWKC to arrive. Most of these units came in earlier on the NPKC.
CSACD left San Antonio at 1240AM on the 5th with 110 empties. It departed Fort Worth yesterday at 915AM with engines 3961, 3069, and MP3268 and met 2CCDSA in Muskogee. It left Coffeyville at 210AM and was now nearing Leeds Jct. (mp283).
CRDJR left Rodemacher at 700PM on the 5th with engines MP3193, 3510, and 3292 pulling 116 empties. It left Coffeyville at 335AM and was now near Bucyrus (mp311). At Kansas City, it would set out engine 3510 and add MP5029.
FWKC departed Fort Worth yesterday at 625AM with 31 loads and 49 empties pulled by engines 2515, MP3237, and 2445. It picked up two loads and 15 empties at Whitesboro Jct. It set out engine 2445 at Muskogee. It left Muskogee at 1100PM with 53 loads and 53 empties, 8,063 tons, and set out 40 loads and 11 empties at Cookson. It picked up 33 cars at Coffeyville and now had 18 loads and 70 empties at 4,371 tons. It left Coffeyville at 450AM, picked up four loads and set out two empties at Durand. It was now pounding across the MKT and BN mains at Paola (mp326). The dispatcher was concerned that the crew would go on the law before reaching Kansas City.
NLNP left North Little Rock last night at 810PM with engines 2840, 3233, and 2832 dragging 63 loads and 28 empties, totaling 6,689 tons. It picked up seven loads and eight empties at Van Buren and departed at 200AM. It picked up eight loads and seven empties at Cookson. It left Coffeyville with 78 loads and 43 empties, 8,404 tons, and was now in emergency just south of Roper.
KCFW departed from Neff Yard at 1240AM with 49 loads and 52 empties, 7,039 tons, pulled by engines MP3255, MP3139, and 3592. It didn't get far before it had to stop and wait 25 minutes for ATSF extra 5960 on the KCT to clear the crossing. Underway again, it went into emergency at 23rd St. The crew found nothing wrong. It set out 12 loads and nine empties at Durand, swapped crews at Coffeyville and was now galloping through Clem (mp634). It would pick up at Cookson and leave with 58 loads and 48 empties, 7,941 tons.
HOKC left Houston at 1115PM on the 5th with engines 3743, 3344, MP3058, and 156 pulling 78 loads and 40 empties. At Fort Worth, it traded power for engines MP3506 and 3649 and departed yesterday at 850PM with 26 loads and 39 empties. It gave the NPHOT engine 3649 at Whitesboro Jct. It picked up engine MP4812 and one load at Denison and departed at 440AM. It had just picked up four loads and 30 empties and was making a hasty exit from Muskogee with 31 loads and 69 empties, 5,775 tons. It would set out two loads and 21 empties at Cookson.
CJRWB was at Van Buren (mp497) and would be called at 100PM. 2CJRWB would be called at 330PM.
KCNL left Kansas City at 705AM yesterday with MP3517, 4224, MP3055, MP5016, and MP2208 pulling 70 loads and 49 empties, 9,494 tons. It met CPGBT and CWBJR at Bucyrus (mp311) and met 2CWBJR at Lane Jct. (mp343). It set out 24 empties and picked up one load at Durand. After the arrival of the GEAVNP, it left Coffeyville at 530PM with 71 loads and 26 empties, 8,938 tons. It set out 16 loads and picked up five loads and 24 empties at Van Buren. It tied up in North Little Rock at 540AM with 60 loads and 49 empties, 8,077 tons.
CPQRM (Plaquemine, LA to Rochelle Mine empty coal train) was at North Little Rock and would be called at 200PM.