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2017 Railroad Photos

Postby Candleshoe » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:44 am

Taken at the BNSF yard a couple of weeks ago in Ravenna. Two rows, each extending a little under a half mile in length.

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Re: 2017 Railroad Photos

Postby Brad » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:51 am

Thanks for posting! With the new baby, I haven't been trackside nearly as much this year!

BNSF and UP both have a lot of locomotives in storage. BN Is storing quite a few along the riverfront in Omaha and UP has been storing locomotives in both Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley.

That first locomotive seems to be in fairly decent shape considering that paint scheme ended around 2005 when BNSF added the swoosh logo. Usually they are faded like the locomotive behind it. Those green locomotives date back to BN days before the merger about 1993-1995. They called that paint scheme the "Executive Paint Scheme", and railfans call it "Grinstein green" and refer to those locomotives as "execumacs" (A combination of Executive Paint Scheme and "MAC" (M - Wide Nose, AC - Alternating Current Traction Motors)).
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Re: 2017 Railroad Photos

Postby Brad » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:02 pm

Caught the new Union Pacific 1943 this morning. Its heading to Ft Riley Kansas, but it will be back in Omaha in a few days.

1. Here is my favorite from today near Mynard, Nebraska
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2. Durham Museum
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3. Durham Museum
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4. Durham Museum
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5. Caught a pair of CSX motors coming down the hill in downtown Omaha
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6. One final photo of a BNSF Train crossing the Platte river south of Bellevue near Oreapolis.
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Re: 2017 Railroad Photos

Postby Brad » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:27 am

Headed out for a Sunday drive last weekend.

1. First stop near Greenwood, NE
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2. Second stop near Cullom (RR Name just east of Cedar Creek, NE
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3. Third stop is near Pacific Junction, IA
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4. 4th stop near Benos (RR Name just north of Council Bluffs, IA
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5. 5th stop at Benos (RR Name just north of Council Bluffs, IA
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