Santa Fe locomotive power at Newton, KS

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In February the weather in Kansas can swing from beautiful to miserable or vice versa in just a few hours. My brother and I had driven through a blizzard coming up Interstate 35 to Newton, KS where we spent the night. The next morning (February 24, 1974), Steve got out of the car long enough to take these pictures. I think I stayed in the car hugging the heater trying to get my fingers to bend.

Santa Fe Unit Grain Train at Winfield, KS Santa Fe Unit Grain Train at Winfield, KS

There was nothing going on at Newton, so we drove into Wichita expecting to see more trains there. Nothing was going on in Wichita, but we hit pay dirt at Augusta.