Working the DeBruce Grain elevator in Lexington, Nebraska, is Illinois & Missouri Rail Link SD9 612. IMLR is no more, having been replaced by Iowa Chicago & Eastern, so the actual owner of this e... (more)
Union Pacific GP38-2s 826 and 833, power for locals, sit in Lexington, Nebraska, on August 19, 2017. These two engines were built one month apart in 1981 for the Missouri Pacific (UP 826 was orig... (more)
Union Pacific's busy (note the yellow signal for the eastbound main, indicating another train is imminent) triple-track mainline across Nebraska sees a lot of rail traffic, with a substantial numb... (more)
One of my favorites from my I&M days found working a grain elevator in Nebraska back in 2010.
UP 844 heads for North Platte on the return trip from Tennessee.
Always Expect a Train.. Highway 30 follows Union Pacific's Transcon mainline across the state of Nebraska and along this line, there a lot of railroading crossings. In Lexington, there is r... (more)
Two Union Pacific railroaders from a coal train and a local exchange conversation at Lexington, Nebraska, on June 9, 2003. Maybe talkin’ railroading, or not—fishing, family or friends is more like... (more)
A Union Pacific intermodal train blasts through Lexington, Nebraska.
A westbound Union Pacific manifest freight passes through Lexington, Nebraska, on August 14, 2012. On the right, a local switcher works the elevator tracks, while across the main line to the north... (more)
Faded UP 3333 leads a mixed bag of diesels - a pair of UP GP35, a UP GP30, an N&W GP38 and an N&W SD35 - on a westbound freight back when we though 60-70 trains a day was fabulous.
A westbound manifest highballs through the countryside.
UP 8149, an SD9043MAC, shoves this manifest east, approaching Lexington.
1960-vintage UP 476 leads three C&NW GP50s built just about exactly 20 years later.
UP apparently was less than thrilled with EMD's GP40X, and ordered no follow-up GP50s, but the two models wound up serving together on C&NW/UP pool trains, often on Falcons and other speedy interm... (more)
A patched SP unit pushes on eastbound coal loads as a westbound stack train approaches in the distance, viewed from the pedestrian overpass in Lexington, NE.