On October 25, 2013, while attending the Lexington Group meeting in Kansas City, I took a ride on a Yaw River Railroad, the ride arranged by friend Barry Karlberg. The Kaw River RR is a WATCO property and the train I will be riding is a transfer run from the Kaw River RR yard to the Norfolk Southern yard. The Kaw River runs on former Kansas City Terminal trackage and connects with the Norfolk Southern Railroad, the Union Pacific, the BNSF, the Kansas City Southern (KCS), and the Canadian Pacific. Our power today is the set of affectionately-named "Yellow Bananas." They are GP35Rs, meaning they have been rebuilt to GP38 specs. Our engineer is Laurie, a 13-year vet and our conductor is Aaron, a 9-year veteran of the Kaw River RR. Here are our engines:
You know you are in Kansas City when . .