Union Pacific Railroad coal train symbol CSACD at Paola, KS

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Union Pacific Railroad coal train symbol CSACD at Paola, KS Union Pacific Railroad coal train symbol CSACD at Paola

I think morning and late afternoon are the better times for photography at Paola, KS. Northbound trains are harder as they are generally backlit. UP coal train CSACD is coming almost right out of the sun. The train had engines 3937, MP3121, 3925, 5044, 5004, and 5026 pulling SATX gondolas on October 23, 1988. In 1992, the Cordero mine loaded 19 trains per month for the power plant in San Antonio, TX.

Missouri Pacific caboose on coal train symbol CSACD at Paola

MP caboose 13061 brings up the rear of train CSACD. The crossing in the foreground is the BN line (former SLSF) coming south out of Kansas City. It splits at Fort Smith, KS with one line going to Springfield, MO and the other to Afton, OK. Disk 83