Though BNSF's 25th Anniversary is 14+ years away from the date of this photo, 5828 will be the first of ten random ES44AC units selected to carry special markings for the event. Seen here as a one-year-old, it will be repainted in 2020 as part of a scheduled overhaul, receiving also a selection of stickers to commemorate BNSF's predecessor companies.
@white.dead Thanks! This picture was made from 27th St. looking north. The BNSF Argentine Connection flyover bridge is seen just above the coal trains, but the segment curving to the middle right is part of the KCT High Line and is called the Kenefick Connection, completed in 1980 to allow MKT coal trains and empties to more easily access UP's line across the Kansas River just out of this picture to the left. The trains used to have to remain at ground level to cross the river, a route with much sharper curves and many rail crossings. Such a route caused many delays for other rail traffic, which all converged on Santa Fe Junction, also to the left behind the hill.The coal train seen on the middle level is from the UP, heading eastward on the KCT, going to the Joppa, Illinois, power plant.
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