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2010: Railfanning East of Town; Day#02

10 Oct

After spending the night in Hays, KS we will use it as a base camp to do some touring in the area. We head back west towards Oakley, KS and while at a Rest Stop near Grainfield Lisa catches a few shots of a Union Pacific MOW train.

Once we reach Oakley we tracked down the Union Pacific Combination Depot that was built-in 1940 and it’s still being used by UP today; got a few engines shots from there as well. We also tracked down another Union Pacific Combination Depot that has moved here from Grinnell, KS that is being used as a business now.

There is a large monument to Buffalo Bill in this town as well.

We will then head into Gove County to check out a geological area called Monument Rock; cool place! Got a few wild life shots but nothing special.

From there we drive into Logan County to visit the Keystone Gallery.

He head back to Hays, KS to visit the Sternberg Museum of Natural History.

From there is back to hunting down more railroad items on our list. First stop is finding the Kansas Merci Car which is at American Legion Post 173. We also head nearing out-of-town to an abandon facility called Frontier City where the Missouri Pacific Combination from Arnold Kansas not sits vacant and boarded up.

It’s been a full day and we return to our hotel in Hays for the night before we head further east at our next base camp
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