The lead locomotive of a ballast train derailed while ballasting the new third main near the depot. Mechanical guys contemplate their next move to get the 415,000 lb locomotive back on the rails.
The lead locomotive of a ballast train derailed while ballasting the new third main near the depot. Mechanical guys rig up a winch to the derailed truck to help tug it inline over a rerail frog a... (more)
BNSF track forces race to repair the damage caused by two derailed ballast cars (see photos 117229 and 117252). A mound of ballast acted as the "tripod" for this 1/2 second exposure.
Rehabilitation work pauses on main 1 as a train rolls by on main 2. With the P811 rail renewal machine having already come through and change out ties and rail, the guys are in the process of ins... (more)
Two cars of a ballast train derailed during a major work window. BNSF employees look on as two track hoes rerail the car. 15 second exposure utilizing nearby signal mast as "tripod."
Two cars of a ballast train derailed during a major work window. This is the last thing one wants to happen at 8 PM after 12+ hours of work.
Spankin' new sister ES44AC's 5755 and 5754 pause for an inspection at Lincoln's Hobson Yard before continuing east with their coal loads. The "skeleton track" in the foreground is a day old, as o... (more)
NEW LOGO on SD40-2.
Rear DPU BNSF 8879 receives fuel as an Air Force AWACS plane practices touch and gos at nearby Lincoln Airport. Note that both BNSF units are DPUs on eastbound coal loads.
A former Santa Fe unit unloads welded rail in BN territory, in preparation for an additional mainline. UP Junction is aptly named for its wye connection with the Union Pacific. The small UP yard ... (more)
A signal employee fires a small weld to melt the signal wire to each side of the joint gap.
A track gang unloads panels in preparation for some track realignment and construction.
Our 18,000 ton eastbound coal load meets a westbound coal empty at track speed. Viewed from the second unit, BNSF 5465
It's 7 AM, and BNSF 9812 and a rear DPU are ready to bring their 18,000 ton train east. Now that's a train!
Filled up and ready to head east.