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    Another set of photos from Taylor

    I'm a little late in posting this due to a busy schedule this week, but I benefitted from the weather we had Saturday. With the threat of heavy rain, UT baseball's annual alumni game was cancelled, meaning I had four more hours of free time to fill. So I set out for small assignment for my...
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    Lucky Catches in Round Rock

    So Saturday wasn't supposed to be a day for me to get out and get some photos, but it turned out that way. I originally went up to the Dick's Sporting Goods in north Austin to get a baseball scorebook since I'm covering UT baseball for The Daily Texan this semester. But when I walked out, a...
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    Railfanning My "Home" Subdivision

    So for the first time that I can remember, I was able to get out Saturday and Monday to railfan a bit on my "home" subdivision, Union Pacific's Midlothian Sub, as it rolls through Mansfield. Unfortunately, my brother and I were only able to get out for a little bit Saturday, taking scenic photos...
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    Seattle Sub - UP Trackage rights question

    Hello there, I was wondering if someone could explain to me how UP operates over the BNSF from Tukwila to Seattle and Northward? I believe i've seen UP trains going over Stevens Pass, but I might be mistaken. And if possible how UP leaves Tacoma and onto BNSF Southward? I'm curious how BNSF and...
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    Union Pacific Coal Passes Through Kirkwood, MO at Dusk

    After attending National Train Day in St. Louis, MO, I went to the suburb of Kirkwood for some train watching! Here is a Union Pacific Coal consist moving westward at dusk: Kirkwood - Union Pacific Coal
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    UP 844 Steam Locomotive with UP Coal Passing

    Summer 2011 - Here is a UP Coal Train passing the UP 844 Steam Locomotive as it was parked near Downtown St. Louis on its cross-country tour that year. It's great to be part of the group! And, thank you for viewing my video. UP Coal with UP 844
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    Would a Laramie, WY railroad vacation rental work?

    Hi Rail Fans, I need advice. I live in what could almost be considered "literally" on the tracks in Laramie, WY (50 feet max), on a main UP line. The engines stop in front of the house -- probably parked 1-2 hrs/day total between the various engines. I'm considering turning my house into a...
  8. Nahalle

    Night Railfanning Salem, Oregon 2-12-13

    I had an hour free so I headed out to a favorite night spot 5 minutes from my house to catch a few trains.
  9. Nahalle

    Northwest Railfanning Recap

    Just a small sampling of my railfanning the Pacific Northwest of Oregon and southwest Washington.
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    Great Nebraska Railroad History

    I love to find old articles or out of print books related to railroad or railroad history. Ran across this link and really enjoyed reading this newspaper article on Nebraska Railroads. Was from a Lincoln Nebraska newspaper in June 1887. Just thought I would share this and Im sure some of you...
  11. Nahalle

    UP 7663 with ZLCBR at Millersburg, Oregon - Slow Orders

    This is video of UP 7663 leading train ZLCBR through Millersburg, Oregon. MOW crews had just relaid some new rail and the area was under a slow order of 10 m.p.h. After the front of the train has passed can be seen a rider in a well car poking his head out.
  12. njurgensen

    Just a few questions about DPUs

    I thought of these questions as I saw a few coals pass by while at work. Which railroad is credited with the first use of DPUs on their trains? Is it run by a remote control or is it wired to reproduce anything the engineer does in the lead unit automatically? Are there any differences...
  13. brad_in_omaha

    Railgrinder - Missouri Valley, IA

    Railgrinder sitting in Missouri Valley, IA Reports are its going to head south from Missouri Valley, IA when traffic allows. In Omaha it will head South on the Falls City Sub, again when traffic allows.

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