A DPU leads a lonely life out here on the plains, the front is a long way out there somewhere on this EB coal train.
A hot westbound “Falcon” off the Chicago and North Western connection at Fremont, smokes its way through Kearney, Nebraska, in June 1981. Leading the Union Pacific train is EMD GP40X No. 9000, fol... (more)
8223 passes a small memorial outside of Fairfield.
Humping under a Waxing Crescent: A setting waxing crescent moon shows up in the still blue western sky as centerbeams loaded with lumber get classified on the East Hump at North Platte, Nebraska, ... (more)
Classify by gravity: The lights of the yard brighten up the night, as a freight car streams by down into the bowl off the Union Pacific’s East Hump at North Platte, Nebraska, on the night of May 4... (more)
Basking in the late afternoon sun, UP 521 sits on a side track off Union Pacific's Columbus Subdivision behind the UP depot.
Dawn at Omaha Shops: As the Nebraska sky brightens to signal another summer day, the work at Union Pacific’s Omaha Shops continues on. Thirty-eight locomotives are visible in this view, dominated ... (more)
BNSF is back on the EMD bandwagon in a big way. This westbound empty coal train has an old and new representative of the builder as it hustles along out on the desolate Sandhills Sub.
After meeting 3 northbounds, BNSF 9675 south pulls onto the then-single track section between Bonner and the top of the hill at Angora. This section of track has since been double tracked.
BNSF 9772 & 9072 with westbound empties.
BNSF 9008 & 5803 push an eastbound loaded coal train. The prairie skyscraper is located at Hampton.
BNSF 6060 leads an eastbound coal train east of Aurora.
As the third trick operator at North Platte’s East Hump checks his array of glowing computer screens, cars continue to roll down the hump to be classified. A UTLX tank car rolls by the lights of t... (more)
BNSF 8283, 9484, 9099, 9405 with westbound empties.