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KCS FP9A 1United States flagKansas City MO Kansas City

KCS 1 and the KCS Business train sit near KC Union Station

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©  Dec 20, 2015


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KCS 1 and the KCS Business train sit near KC Union Station



Beauty.....
Awesome livery. Nice to see an imaculate FP9! Is this a museum unit?
@Joao Balseiro - Good question emojione These are the active-duty locos that pull the executive business train around and so are kept spotless. Railroads use these business trains to entertain people from companies who ship a lot of stuff on their lines, as an added sales incentive. The trains are also used by railroad executives to inspect the railroad between cities, often the only way to see certain territory which may not be accessible by roads.
Also in the background of this picture is the KCS Christmas Train, on display at Kansas City Union Station. The "Steam Engine" is really just a painted tank with a smoke generator, mounted on a standard flatcar, but little kids don't know that. 😉
@Maersk.146 Many thanks, K!
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