The Gregarious Railfan
Union Station, Kansas City, MO 64108  (population, 467,007 [2013])   

GPS: N 39.084169, W 94.58480   Google map   

Scanner: UP 160.740 [42], UP 160.410 [20], UP 161.550 [96] (Armourdale Yard), BNSF 160.695 [39],
161.085 [65] (KC Terminal), 160.560 [30] (Marceline Sub), 161.385 [85] (Argentine Yard) KCT 161.010 [60]
(road), KCT 161.310 [80] (yard), KCS 160.260 [10], 160.350 [16]

Railroad: Everything at Union Station is Kansas City Terminal Railway

Description: Behind the beautifully restored KCUS there Is a pedestrian overpass over the triple track BNSF Transcon
tracks that pass by Union Station. Trains from Union Pacific, BNSF, Kansas City Southern, and Kansas City Terminal
can be seen.  Amtrak’s Southwest Chief and the Missouri River Runner trains use the station, 2 each way each day,
to St. Louis.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours: 100+ freight and 6 Amtrak daily

Other interesting or fun stuff: The restoration added Science City at Union Station, an interactive and entertaining
science facility. Science City includes of adventures—ranging from taking a simulated space flight at the Challenger
Learning Center to discovering what makes the human body tick at Dr. Hale N. Hearty’s Family Clinic. Union Station is
also home to several unique restaurants and shops.  Also across the street to the south is The Liberty Memorial World
War 1 Museum and Monument.

Photo opportunities: to the east in the Kansas City Skyline is the Iconic Western Auto Building Top Sign, with the
tracks in the foreground.

Visitor Info:   Visit KC   
AT&SF Junction, also known as Santa Fe Junction, was a favorite location of raifans in the Kansas City area. The junction is
where the Santa Fe from Argentine Yard meets the Kansas City Terminal to Union Station. Also in the vicinity are the
Frisco and Burlington. R.L. Crump/Priest Library, Temple Archives.
Union Station
Pedestrian Overpass at Union Station
Iconic Western Auto Sign east of Union Station
Parking for Private Varnish