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Convention coverage was quite extensive this issue, therefore recent trips and photo coverage as well as ShopTALK were not added this time around. They will be back next issue.
The 34th Annual AAPRCO Convention, 2011: Kansas City Chief Special:
Consist: Evelyn A. Henry, Warren R. Henry, Caritas, Yosemite Falls, Northern Sky, Northern Dreams, Puget Sound, Sierra Hotel, Oliver Hazard Perry, Birch Grove, Chapel Hill, Pacific Sands, Scottish Thistle, ATSF 56, Wisconsin, Virginia City, Burrard, Federal, Vista Canyon and the Promontory Point.
Goin' to Kansas City… might take a train! by Kenny Rhoads.
For the second year in a row, AAPRCO member Kenny Rhoads kept a journal of his adventures on and off the special train. Although his trip started in Tuscon, Arizona, we started Kenny’s convention coverage in New Orleans, where the Convention Special train originated. His 10-page exclusive story follows the route of the Kansas City Chief to Galveston, Fort Worth, Texas, and Newton, Kansas on the way to the convention in Kansas City, Missouri. The side trip to the BNSF car shops at Topeka gets coverage, too. Tons of photos and a route map are included.
How The Kansas City Chief Fixed The Flying Crow That Wouldn't Fly, and Mended The AAPRCO Eagle With A Broken Wing by Stan Garner.
Convention trains usually ply the rails to—and sometimes from—the yearly AAPRCO shindig. They’ve ranged from a weekend trip to an odyssey requiring a couple weeks’ travel. Never ever the same, they all share one commonality: a three-year planning period. Here’s the story behind the 2012 special train; as told by the ex-president of the association.
Kansas City Shorts by Steve Esposito.
With only a couple days to spare, PV Editor Steve takes the Southwest Chief to Kansas City for the AAPRCO convention. He packed his camera and laptop and returned with some good stories and photos.
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