Climb aboard a hot Burlington Northern Santa Fe vehicle train for a ride across southeastern Kansas and discover what the route looks like from the perspective of the operating crews! Boarding train V-OKCMCI at the crew change point in Arkansas City, you’ll experience a fascinating journey across the Sunflower state. This important BNSF route connects KC with Texas, the Southwest, and California. The 225-mile run covers part of the Arkansas City Sub, the entire Douglas Sub, and most of the Emporia Subdivision to Argentine Yard. Fast-paced running and efficient dispatching often result in crews completing the journey in under 5 1/2 hours. From the train and from trackside you’ll enjoy fantastic views of the rolling prairie under clear October skies. Along the way all types of trains are observed on this busy route including piggybacks, stacks, vehicle, grain, coal, and even Triple Crown RoadRailers.
An in-depth look at the busy Flint Hill region near Matfield Green provides extensive coverage of the area. This 16-mile stretch of the Emporia Sub climbs and curves through scenic hills, making it visually interesting but also an operational bottleneck. So sit back and get ready to enjoy an entertaining ride across America’s heartland – you’re Going to Kansas City!