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Chip Allen

NS Greenville District 1/12/14: Chasing Solid KCS Power on 203

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The reason my last two videos are from Toccoa comes to light here.. two days prior, NS 204 went north undetected until North Carolina behind three Kansas City Southern units. As is standard procedure, the motors indeed returned to Atlanta on counterpart 203. Knowing this power was on the train and that I'd have great sunlight and a free Saturday to chase, I went north.

The high-speed chase is probably the toughest I've ever done, with the train averaging about 60 miles per hour for the entire run. A solid set of AC power, consisting of KCS ES44AC 4780, KCS AC4400CW 4614, and KCS ES44AC 4765, didn't help my case as a chaser, speed-wise. I was able to capture 5 shots in 77.9 miles of chasing, if that tells you anything. They are as follows:

GA/SC State Line (Tugaloo River) - 0945
Downtown Cornelia - 1020
Red Lane (north of Gainesville) - 1044
Downtown Flowery Branch - 1101
Historic Downtown Norcross - 1136
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The reason my last two videos are from Toccoa comes to light here.. two days prior, NS 204 went north undetected until North Carolina behind three Kansas City Southern units. As is standard procedure, the motors indeed returned to Atlanta on counterpart 203. Knowing this power was on the train and that I'd have great sunlight and a free Saturday to chase, I went north.

The high-speed chase is probably the toughest I've ever done, with the train averaging about 60 miles per hour for the entire run. A solid set of AC power, consisting of KCS ES44AC 4780, KCS AC4400CW 4614, and KCS ES44AC 4765, didn't help my case as a chaser, speed-wise. I was able to capture 5 shots in 77.9 miles of chasing, if that tells you anything. They are as follows:

GA/SC State Line (Tugaloo River) - 0945
Downtown Cornelia - 1020
Red Lane (north of Gainesville) - 1044
Downtown Flowery Branch - 1101
Historic Downtown Norcross - 1136 Show less
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