I think I saw a ghost!
Last night around 10 pm local time I was doing a little rail fanning at the KCS crossing on Main street in Grandview, Mo. This I've done many times before while living not too far from the location for the past 11 years. After about an hour I prepared to call it the night when I looked over my shoulder towards my car and couldn't believe my eyes. The old overhead signals at the SLSF crossing in Grandview were flashing. I've never seen those crossing signals light up in my life and I've only seen one instance of parked KCS power on the old line.
Out of nowhere a pair of IC&E locos slowly crossed Main St. I followed them all the way to Hwy 150 to the south and got to snap a couple of pics and a video or two. I've heard rumors of very rare operations for a small facility located close to Hwy 71 and 150 just outside of Belton, Mo.
Anyway, it was quite the treat for me to see a small section of the old Highline still being used. Follow the link for some pics and video. The videos are marked with a triangle in the thumbnail. The photos are also have goetag information. Sorry for the quality but I was scrambling. Clink on photo details and scroll down a bit for a map/location view.