BNSF Ashland to Lincoln and Back, Aug 3,2014

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CGW101c

CGW Fan
The BNSF was a giant WB parking lot today. The westbounds kept piling up and every once in while an eastbound would scoot along. A couple of 2 loco Grinstein green consists and a brand new GE. Lots of rain last night so everything is lush and green.

BNSF9756_080314_v1.jpg West of Waverly, Ne Waiting

BNSF8766_080314_v1.jpg Farther west of Waverly, Ne Waiting

BNSF9644_080314_v1.jpg EB @ Farther west of Waverly

BNSF9883_080314_v2.jpg EB DPU Farther west of Waverly
 

CGW101c

CGW Fan
Went to Lincoln and paced one back to Ashland

BNSF5489_080314_v1.jpg Around Greenwood, Ne. Brother Rick took this one, I was driving. Not bad for the first time using my camera.

BNSF5489Ashland_080314.jpg Over old Hwy 63 Ashland, NE
 

papio

Active Member
Seems that line is getting backed up more frequently lately. One day a few weeks ago, I heard the Creston Sub DS telling crews that Hobson yard couldn't accept anymore traffic because e Ravenna wasn't accepting anything. One big SNAFU !!!
 

Bnsf5433

New Member
Suprising Papio because everyone is saying coal is on the decline, but at the same time, BNSF's main coal route is backed up. They are running more manifest, oil, & intermodal trains though. I am liking the new diversity it brings to the line.
 

brad_in_omaha

Active Member
Looks like a good trip Rick! Thanks for sharing.

Looks like everything is green and full. Those trees are really growing up around that underpass. Might be time to run a weed spray train down that line too.
 




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