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William Acord's Collection
 
8/17/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:William Acord
Dates:1/1/2008 - 1/1/2008
Album Info:This album contains photos of special trains that we do not see every day, including Special Edition passenger trains, as well as celebratory trains.
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2002 Olympic Torch Train
Title:  2002 Olympic Torch Train
Description:  2002 Olympic Torch Train making its way southward along Britton Road, carrying the 2002 Olympic Torch
Photo Date:  1/11/2002  Upload Date: 12/11/2006 8:48:41 PM
Location:  Oklahoma City, OK
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  UP 2002(SD70M)
Views:  958   Comments: 0
Burlington Northern #814
Title:  Burlington Northern #814
Description:  Burlington Northern #814 EMD F9A locomotive pulling Oklahoma Railway Museum "Thomas" excursion train
Photo Date:  10/9/2004  Upload Date: 12/12/2006 12:36:24 PM
Location:  Oklahoma City, OK
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  BN 814(F9A)
Views:  705   Comments: 2
Burlington Northern #814 leading excursion train
Title:  Burlington Northern #814 leading excursion train
Description:  BN 814 leading excursion train across the grounds of Railway Museum of Central Oklahoma in October, 2004. This locomotive was retired by the Burlington Northern in 1982.
Photo Date:  10/9/2004  Upload Date: 12/26/2006 7:12:37 PM
Location:  Oklahoma City, OK
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  BN 814(F9A)
Views:  456   Comments: 0
UP 6936 "Centennial" Special blasting its way over Kirkwood Hill
Title:  UP 6936 "Centennial" Special blasting its way over Kirkwood Hill
Description:  UP 6936 "Centennial" Special blasting its way over the crest of the hill in Kirkwood on a beautiful mid April morning. When I heard on my scanner that this train was only 5 miles distant, and a UP autorack train was also approaching on the adjacent Track #1, I scurried to the top of the overpass to grab an unobstructed shot of this train!!
Photo Date:  4/16/2008  Upload Date: 4/16/2008 10:15:27 PM
Location:  Kirkwood, MO
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  UP 6936(DDA40X)
Views:  487   Comments: 6
UP 1995 Passenger Special
Title:  UP 1995 Passenger Special
Description:  UP 1995 Passenger Special blasting its way southward at track speed through beautiful Cliff Cave County Park, along the UP DeSoto Sub on an unseasonably warm St. Patrick's Day
Photo Date:  3/17/2009  Upload Date: 3/17/2009 4:16:09 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  William Acord
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Locomotives:  UP 1995(SD70ACe)
Views:  179   Comments: 4
High Iron Travels "Southern Explorer"  (Amtrak 971-25) May 24, 2010
Title:  High Iron Travels "Southern Explorer" (Amtrak 971-25) May 24, 2010
Description:  High Iron Travels "Southern Explorer" special being prepared for a 7 A.M. May 25 departure from St. Louis
Photo Date:  5/24/2010  Upload Date: 5/27/2010 1:37:22 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 114(P42DC)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer"(AMTRAK 971-25) Heading Down the UP Chester Sub(May 25, 2010)
Title:  High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer"(AMTRAK 971-25) Heading Down the UP Chester Sub(May 25, 2010)
Description:  High Iron Rail Excursions Special("Southern Explorer"-AMTRAK 971-25) heading south down the Union Pacific Chester Sub in sweet early morning light---frame grab from a high-definition video I shot of the train.
Photo Date:  5/25/2010  Upload Date: 5/29/2010 3:00:50 PM
Location:  Columbia, IL
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  100   Comments: 0
High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" South of Dupo, Illinois
Title:  High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" South of Dupo, Illinois
Description:  High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" blasting its way south down the Union Pacific Chester Sub, just south of Dupo, Illinois on a beautiful early spring morning. This train is being led by AMTK 184 and AMTK 19. AMTK 184 is one of the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Special Edition locomotives, carrying the Phase IV paint scheme. The JB Bridge, which carries I-255 across the Mississippi River into Missouri is in the background with newly planted corn in the foreground.
Photo Date:  5/20/2011  Upload Date: 5/20/2011 1:45:45 PM
Location:  Dupo, IL
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 184(P42DC) AMTK 19(P42DC)
Views:  369   Comments: 0
High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" South of Dupo, Illinois
Title:  High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" South of Dupo, Illinois
Description:  The High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" is charging its way south along the Union Pacific Chester Sub, south of Dupo, Illinois. The JB Bridge, which carries I-255 across the Mississippi River into Missouri can be seen in the background. The train is being led by AMTK 184 and AMTK 19. AMTK 184 is one of the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Series locomotives, carrying Amtrak's Phase IV paint scheme.
Photo Date:  5/20/2011  Upload Date: 5/20/2011 11:37:27 AM
Location:  Dupo, IL
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 184(P42DC) AMTK 19(P42DC)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" Preparing For Departure From Saint Louis, MO--April 27, 2012
Title:  High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" Preparing For Departure From Saint Louis, MO--April 27, 2012
Description:  Once again the High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" is preparing to embark on another of its annual excursions from St. Louis, MO. The train will travel through Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Kansas before ending its journey in Kansas City, MO on May 4.
Photo Date:  4/27/2012  Upload Date: 4/27/2012 10:23:01 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  RollingStock,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 145(P42DC)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" Passing Old Frisco Hotel In Valley Park, MO--April 28, 2012
Title:  High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" Passing Old Frisco Hotel In Valley Park, MO--April 28, 2012
Description:  Early on the morning of April 28, 2012, the High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" departed St. Louis to start a 2000-plus mile journey across several states. Here the train is easing its way past the old Frisco Hotel in Valley Park, MO on the BNSF Cuba Sub. AMTK 145, one of the P42DC locomotives carrying a 40th Anniversary special paint scheme is on the point.
Photo Date:  4/28/2012  Upload Date: 4/29/2012 12:09:47 AM
Location:  Valley Park, MO
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 145(P42DC)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" In St. Louis Gateway Amtrak Station
Title:  High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" In St. Louis Gateway Amtrak Station
Description:  Once again, High Iron Rail Excursions has put together one of its special passenger trains to travel "rare mileage" over lines not normally served by passenger trains. Here we see the train sitting in St. Louis Gateway Station as it awaits its early morning departure the next morning. The train is traveling through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas before ending its journey in Kansas City, MO.
Photo Date:  4/28/2012  Upload Date: 4/29/2012 12:01:40 AM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  RollingStock,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 145(P42DC)
Views:  137   Comments: 0
AMTK 145 40th Anniversary P42DC Leading High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" Through Valley Park, MO--April 28, 2012
Title:  AMTK 145 40th Anniversary P42DC Leading High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" Through Valley Park, MO--April 28, 2012
Description:  AMTK 145, one of the P42DC locomotives carrying a 40th Anniversary special paint scheme is leading the High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" through Valley Park, MO on the BNSF Cuba Sub early in the morning as it heads toward its first destination--Tulsa, OK.
Photo Date:  4/28/2012  Upload Date: 4/29/2012 12:05:49 AM
Location:  Valley Park, MO
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 145(P42DC)
Views:  141   Comments: 0
High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" Crossing Meramec River in Valley Park, MO--April 28, 2012
Title:  High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" Crossing Meramec River in Valley Park, MO--April 28, 2012
Description:  Early on the morning of April 28, 2012, the High Iron Rail Excursions "Southern Explorer" departed St. Louis on a 2000-plus mile journey that would take it through 5 states. Here we see the train as it crosses the Meramec River in Valley Park, MO on the BNSF Cuba Sub. The rearmost car we see here is "Caritas," which was built in 1948 by the Pullman Company for the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad(Frisco). The car has been used on such famous passenger trains as the Frisco/MKT "Texas Special."
Photo Date:  4/28/2012  Upload Date: 4/29/2012 12:16:44 AM
Location:  Valley Park, MO
Author:  William Acord
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 145(P42DC)
Views:  204   Comments: 0


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