Private rail cars AAPRCO 2015 Spirit of St. Louis Convention at night

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After recording Amtrak Beech Grove 10001 and Pacific Cape 10021 at St Louis Gateway Station in the very early morning hours. I headed back to MetroLink to catch train to Union Station. Unfortunately for me trains had shutdown until later that morning. So I had to walk a few very long blocks. I had no idea if I’d be hassled at Union Station at this time of day. Luckily I had no troubles.

I figured with this many expensive rail cars on property there might be some security presence. I had no problems getting private cars recorded. Video quality is very hit and miss do to low light. Great time to record since no one to get in way or bother you. But quality suffered. I tried my best to be quiet and go about my business.

Several of these historical rail cars were overdue to have their waste holding tanks emptied. Odors were gone next afternoon – I’d assume crews got that chore done.

The next day I returned – much more activity – but no one hassled me about taking video. Quality of daytime recording was better in some regards – just as bad as night in others.

AAPRCO 2015 Spirit of St. Louis train cars / rolling stock

Power: Two (2) Amtrak P-42 Locos (Back to Back)
Cars: 1) Pvt Car – 800064 Dagny Taggart (Round end forward)
2) Pvt Car – 800709 Greenwich Harbor
3) Pvt Car – 800738 Greenwich Estates
4) Pvt Car – 800046 J. Pinkney Henderson
5) Pvt Car – 800464 Wisconsin
6) Pvt Car – 800588 Northern Sky (Observation end forward)
7) Pvt Car – 800710 Northern Dreams
8) Pvt Car – 800744 Silver Star
9) Pvt Car – 800069 Cimarron River
10) Pvt Car – 800045 Caritas
11) Pvt Car – 800482 Oliver Hazard Perry (Added to consist at Cincinnati)
12) Pvt Car – 800736 Birch Grove
13) Pvt Car – 800203 Moonlight Dome
14) Pvt Car – 800591 Burrard
15) Pvt Car – 800029 Dearing
16) Pvt Car – 800355 Pacific Sands
17) Pvt Car – 800165 Kansas
18) Pvt Car – 800275 Sierra Hotel
19) Pvt Car – 800724 Promontory Point
20) Pvt Car – 800998 Suitsme

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