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KCS 4033 East – Out & About

November 2, 2010

Last Thursday I came across an eastbound KCS manifest at Prison Road Crossing in Sugar Land.  It was just getting underway after meeting a westbound UP train.

KCS SD70ACe 4033 gets its train underway after a meet at Sugar Land siding on Oct. 28, 2010

I was barely able to get to Stafford ahead of this train, not because it was going fast, but because of the way the traffic lights on Hwy 90 operate in conjunction with crossing gates.

KCS 4033 passes recently installed landscaping in Stafford, TX on Oct. 28, 2010

The first freight car seemed odd, so I took a quick picture of it.

At first I thought it was an intermodal car for one trailer or container. Was I wrong! I looked it up at It turns out that this is a coiled steel car, minus the covers.

You learn something new every day…

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