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On this day we start out our day in Baldwin City, Kansas to locate the Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park which is a Pre-Civil War site.
From there we head to Ottawa, Kansas to find the AT&SF Combination and Office Depot. Lots of Railroad items inside as well as a Model Layout based on the region. Also found some historical photographs of other stations.
We head for Olathe, Kansas next Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm. Found some railroad historical information there as well.
Our main stop for the day is the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. This is a massive place that would take days to fully take in. Part of the museum is a tall memorial tower.
What do you know, UNION Station is right below us. I know there is lots to see in UNION Station but we won’t have time this trip but I do hope to get back someday…
Our final day of this RRAdventure…
Since the A/C of the car remains questionable, we decide to reduce our itinerary so that we will get home before the heat bakes us alive.
We start the morning off in Laramie and as we head to our first destination we come across a UP Caboose we didn’t expect to find.
After take a few picture we head onto our first destination which is the UP Depot and take several shorts around the station. A freight train pass by but I didn’t have the video camera with me, it was still in the car with Lisa.
From here we head over to the park that is near my Great Grandparents house where I remember a steam engine that stood there and it was great to see it was still there.
We now start our trek down I-80 and make a stop just outside of Buford where the Ames Monument sits.
We now reach Cheyenne and head toward to location of the Merci Car that was sent to Wyoming. The address we had was wrong but we lucked out and found it anyway.
After taking a few shots we head over to the park near by to photograph UP #4004
From here we head over to the UP Depot and that was a small challenge based on how the station is nearly under a bridge with One-Way streets and dead ends; but, we got there after a few wrong turns.
From here we work our way over to another park to track down UP#1242
It’s getting hot and even though the A/C is still working we decided to head for home. It was a good idea as after we got caught behind a traffic accident the A/C started to act up again. We reach Loveland by lunch and we stop for a quick shot of the C&S Depot but decide to not track down the GW Depot.
Well, after having a nice lunch and the A/C still acting up we head onto home and bypass all our other planned stops.
More photographs will be coming from this trip in a later RRAdventure TrainBoard topic so keep your eye out for it in the future.
We continued our day and switched Fallen Flags; now the Denver & Rio Grande Western.
But first, before we leave Buena Vista I wanted to share a smile. Beside the Depot is a Caboose listed as Colorado Midland #425 but don’t be fouled, it’s really CB&Q #14364. It fact, they have not yet painted the backside of the display where it still sports it RED color, logo, and road number. When I do my complete RRAdventues story I will share those backside images too.
Took some time while driving along Clear Creek on US-6 back on May 30th to photograph various Flat Cars that are today being used as private bridges. Using Google Earth I have identified their location via GPS rather than by city.
Our forth stop along the Mexican Rivera is at Mazatlan. We also traveled inland to the towns of Concordia and Copala which was a very special place since we got to spend time with the locals.