BNSF 9203 & 9032 with westbound empties.
A group of Union Pacific locomotives are spotted for work and servicing inside the main locomotive shop building at the railroad’s massive Bailey Yard at North Platte, Nebraska, on May 5, 2011.
A massive deadline of General Electric power looks on as the only two coal empties in Hobson Yard are serviced.
Westbound over the Overland Route #1996 leads the North Platte, NE to Denver North Yard manifest around Point of Rocks near Potter, NE.
At the time, the thought of a coal train being nostalgic would have seemed ridiculous. The years have not been kind to the coal business and thus scenes such as this, that were once as common as c... (more)
On May 4, 2011, electricians inside Union Pacific’s North Platte Diesel Shop in Nebraska, work on wire harnesses used in PTC installation for GE locomotives spotted on Track 1.
Union Pacific SD60 6037 and Chicago & North Western Dash 8-40C 8504 pull a train loaded with Powder River Basin coal eastbound through Bayard, Nebraska, on Union Pacific’s South Morrill Subdivsion... (more)
An empty coal train is seen on the Union Pacific at Fremont, NE. During this era, the Union Pacific in eastern Nebraska seemed more like a Chicago and North Western RR as most SPRB coal trains and... (more)
Running left-handed like a C&NW locomotive should, a Canal Street (Chgo.)-Oakland Z train is smoking out the Sidney Sub. At this time the railroad was handling about 75 daily trains, and this was ... (more)
An empty BNSF coal train traverses the lower horseshoe of Crawford Hill on its way back to the Powder River Basin.
Kenefick Park is an impressive welcoming after crossing the Missouri river from Council Bluffs, IA into Omaha, Nebraska. It happens to be even more of a sight at night!
UP 4014 pulls out of its overnight stop of Sidney on its way to North Platte. At the same time, BNSF sent a Southbound over the 4014 on its own line. Talk about perfect timing.
Much has changed since Big Boys last roamed the mainlines of the Union Pacific, one thing that has not is the often severe afternoon thunderstorms that build up over Wyoming and Nebraska. Shortly ... (more)
BNSF 9235 with a fuel tendor and 2 other light helpers returns to Crawford, NE, on May 20, 2005.
The sun breaks the horizon at the crack of dawn along UP's mainline in Alda, Nebraska.