The Gregarious Railfan
Birmingham Junction
Birmingham, MO Birmingham Junction  64161  (population, 216 (2013))   

GPS: N 39.17064, W 94.45037   Google map   

Scanner: NS 160.380 (road) [18]; CP 160.770 [44}; UP uses CP channel, BNSF uses NS channel.
NS trains call the signal.

Railroads: Norfolk Southern Kansas City District;  BNSF Nebraska Div, Brookfield Sub; CP (?) Div, Kansas City Sub;
UP (?) Div, Trenton Sub

Description: Birmingham Junction is located in Birmingham, a village just Northwest of Kansas City in the KC
Metropolitan Area The CP (former Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern {DME} ) crosses the Norfolk southern at grade. It
is busy enough to deserve a stop by railfans visiting or living in the KC Area.

Approximate # of trains in 24 hours: 40+

Nearby RR stuff: Kansas City Union Station 10 miles southwest, N 39.084169, W 94.58480; Ameristar Casino 2
miles southwest, N 39.15200, W 94.47732, has an antique steam engine on display at the entrance.

Local Breakfast: Denny’s Restaurant, west on Rt. 210, 7 miles, N 39.14584, W 94.55877

Fast Food: Burger King and others, west on Rt. 210, 7 miles, N 39.14530, W 94.55867

Ice Cream:  Baskin Robbins, west on Rt. 210, 2.5 miles, N 39.16057, W 94.49440

Pub and Grub:  Helen's Jad Bar & Grill, 7 miles west on Rt. 210, N 39.14566, W 94.55713

Lodging: Chain Hotels available near I-29/1-35 and on Rt. 210, N 39.14402, W 94.56564
Annotated Google map