Action on BNSF's Akron Sub

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This local took the siding at Haigler, NE to meet a eastbound with empty well & spine cars.


BNSF SD40-2 1600 (nee ATSF 5060, nee BNSF 6719 blt 4/79) leads BNSF 2035 ( nee CP 5024 (GP35) blt 1/66)


BNSF 6634 (ES44C4 blt 8/10) leads BNSF 7814 (ES44DC blt 3/10) & NS 1134 (SD70ACe) blt 11/14)
Saw this power on a empty grain train in Benkleman, NE today

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BNSF 9173 (SD70ACe) blt 2/08
BNSF 7342 (ES44DC) blt 12/09
Ferromex 4630 (EDS44AC) blt 11/09
BNSF 4146 (C44-9W) blt 10/02 This unit is probably going to be used as DPU on the rear of the train

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I don't know what these boxes are for; the one on the left side looks like it might have a camera mounted on it.

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Walked up on this today while getting back into the cab.

I got a hoe and carried it off and put it into some brush; never struck at me and only rattled once. Almost 3' long.


Power on an eastbound loaded unit train going through Stratton, Nebraska; not sure if it was carrying ethanol or oil. A couple of hours earlier another eastbound loaded unit train went through with a single Dash 9 on the point with a pair of SD70ACe's nose to nose on the rear.


Caught a pair of former AT&SF Dash-9s going through Max, Nebraska is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to