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KCS After Dark

January 30, 2011

We were on our way to do some grocery shopping Friday night around 8:00 when I heard UP’s Glidden sub dispatcher tell KCS 4117 that he’d go in at Sugar Land to meet three west.

I’d been waiting for a chance to try some KCS night shots. Hearing that a KCS freight would be at the east end of Sugar Land for at least 30 minutes seemed like a great opportunity.

After telling my wife that we could get groceries anytime, but night photo-ops of KCS trains are few and far between, we diverted to “Prison Road” crossing near MP 26 of UP’s Glidden sub to see what might be had.

We arrived to see the 4117 and two other units holding a manifest just west of the grade crossing. As soon as I had rigged up the tripod, one of the westbounds arrived just in time to help illuminate the scene.

Kansas City Southern freight train at Sugar land, TX

Kansas City Southern freight train at Sugar land, TX


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  1. roadgeek permalink
    January 30, 2011 4:26 pm

    These are good pictures; especially the one on top. It has an other-worldly feel.

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