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gnken1
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Union Pacific in Kansas
 
« on: Mar 19th, 2012, 10:32pm »
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Hello,
 
Im a cyclist as well as a long time railfan. Im going out for my 4th year to do "BAK" (Biking Across Kansas). This year the ride starts at Sharon Springs and I see the U.P. runs thru there and was wondering what kind of traffic density runs thru there? Thanks for any an all info.
 
Ken Berg


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« Reply #1 on: Mar 20th, 2012, 11:59pm »
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Hi, Ken,
 
This would be UP's mainline between Denver and Kansas City.  Though the train frequency and total tonnage may not quite match the line across Nebraska linking Omaha to the Coast, I predict you won't be disappointed.
 
By the way, Sharon Springs has a bit of a tale to tell . . .
 
http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/trainfire.asp
 
 
I remember driving eastward across Kansas on I-70 in a VW Camper Bus . . . since you're biking from west to east, hopefully the "downhill side" of the undulations will be a bit longer than the uphill side.  Sounds like a terrific ride.
 
 
May the wind be at your back,
 
Norm


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