Nebkota FP7 No. 55 rests for the afternoon while being used to switch the grain elevator at Hemingford, Nebraska, on June 12, 1998. A westbound BNSF freight pounds by on the adjoining Butte Subdiv... (more)
An empty coal train has departed Alliance in a 5x1 figuration. Seen here battling the hills between Alliance and Hemingford. Soon, the train will be battling the grades of Crawford Hill. Once in t... (more)
The severe thunderstorm that we drove through continues to rumbles Eastward, while a Westbound empty has came to a stop due to Alliance West dispatcher getting reports of high winds. Little did we... (more)
Pace the rainbow.. Part 2! A tornado warned and severe thunderstorm continues to crackle and rumble East, while a Westbound empty coal train runs away. BNSF 8977, the DPU, will be whining i... (more)
A former SP GP9 is in charge of switching this large grain elevator located next to BNSF's line between Alliance and Crawford.
A thunderstorm has just dropped an inch and a half of rain in 45 minutes, and continues to rumble East, while the DPU's of an empty drift along with a fresh crew from Alliance.
The BN coal biz was still burgeoning at this time, with the CNW/UP's entrance still in the future. But even then, the coal traffic was constant. Here an empty heads for Marsland and the east sid... (more)
The rising sun is already disappearing into the clouds just minuetes after a bright orange sunrise.
PACE SHOT: I paced this BNSF coal train on it's way back to the PRB via Crawford Hill. It was just after 6am and the sun was just coming up and then minuetes later disappeared behind the clouds. T... (more)
Loaded coal train waiting at Hemingford for a cross with an empty.