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KCS: A New Symbol and A New Track

September 12, 2010

In preparing the images for this post, I’m reminded that I really need to photograph more KCS trains on its newly opened Rosenberg Sub.

KCS train ISHTL passing some sorghum fields just outside of Rosenberg, TX on June 11, 2010

The ISHTL is about to pass under Spur 10, just southwest of Rosenberg, TX on June 11, 2010.

The ISHTL pauses next to another KCS train at Kendleton, TX on June 11, 2010

When taking the above shot at Kendleton, the KCS Trainmaster drove up. He told me that the ISHTL was a new symbol for the KCS. It originates in Shreveport, LA, with a final destination of Toluca, Mexico.

KCSM 4076 and KCS 4120 at the south end of KCS' new intermodal facility in Kendleton, TX.

Note the new track in the foreground above. KCS is already expanding its capacity at Kendleton, less than a year after inaugurating service on its new Rosenberg-Victoria, TX mainline.

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  1. Rick Malo permalink
    January 14, 2011 2:11 pm

    Love the KCS! One of my regular runs loads in Victoria and delivers in Pasadena on the same day, so I got to watch the rebuilding of the ‘Macaroni Line’ between Rosenburg and Victoria. When I was a kid, we would go down to Victoria to visit relatives, and I’d get to watch the SP. Now, the colorful KCS looks great…especially across the Lake Texanna bridge.

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