UP KC Metro Subdivision - West Bottoms - Kansas City

Looking westward, down UP's KC Metro Subdivision in the West Bottoms of KC.
UP's KC Metro Subdivision

The view in this image is looking toward the southwest, down Union Pacific's K.C. Metro Subdivision from the old Santa Fe Avenue crossing in the West Bottoms area of Kansas City. The nearest railroad crossing in the photo is Mulberry Street, and the furthest crossing is Hickory Street. In the far distance are two railroad bridges that cross over the Kansas River. The road bridge is the James Street bridge, and it is where the Kansas-Missouri state border intersects the rail line.

Photo taken: November 9, 2007. Kansas City, Missouri.


  1. Love this and the Black & White treatment that makes it feel nice and industrial. I need to get to that area and do some photography. Great subject matter. Living vicariously through your shots for now.

    1. I really enjoyed taking photographs down in the West Bottoms. It's such a photogenic area, with it's old industrial feel. You'd definitely have a good time taking photographs there.

      Thanks, Shelly. These days I feel like I live vicariously through other people's photographs myself.

    2. Yes, especially lately. Time seems to be going so fast and don't have much time to do anything. Sigh

    3. I hear you. I feel the same way at times.


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