Heritage Units, a Canadian Visitor, and the Nebraska Zephyr

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Steam Chaser
I've been busy lately so I haven't posted here a lot. To catch up I will share some of my catches from the last 30 days.

I will first start with Pacific, MO, Railroad Days, featuring UP 1982. The Mopac was in town because the city was being added to the "TrainTown USA" registry. I missed some of the cooler shots to be had, but all in all it was a good day.

Big Mistake by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Tying Up Traffic by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Consolation Prize by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Colorful EMDs by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Interesting ACEs by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Blue and Yellow in the Sweetlight by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Mopac Blue in the Blue Hour by stlgevo51, on Flickr

The next day came the Nebraska Zephyr's run to Quincy. A couple of railfans and I made the journey to Galesburg to chase. It didn't go completely as planned, as the train actually passed us despite leaving Galesburg behind us, causing me to miss the shot of the day. Still, I got some nice frames, and it's always good to see the Zephyr doing 80! Also included is a PTC test train with an Amtrak P32-8BWH and a Cascades cabbage, as well as a BNSF freight with a fakebonnet and two warbonnet SD75Ms for Galesburg.
Interesting Amtrak by stlgevo51, on Flickr
A Little Far from Portland by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Classic Q by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Plenty o' Power by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Warbonnet Fever! by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Gleaming Silver by stlgevo51, on Flickr

A few weekends later, I got word that CN 5304, a widecab SD40-2W, was leading an empty windmill train west on the UP. Despite the cloudy weather, I went out to take advantage of this rare opportunity.
Foreign Visitor by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Four Windows by stlgevo51, on Flickr
SD40-2W and Cantilevers by stlgevo51, on Flickr


Steam Chaser
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The final shots are of the NS' Conrail heritage unit on an MOW extra from Saturday. I arrived to late to catch it nose-first, but I guess I'll settle for long hood forward. The train was met by 4 BNSF Grinstein MACs while it waited to get onto the BNSF. I wish I would have went up Sunday instead because both the Conrail AND Erie units were running in good light. I really wanted to see the Erie, but I didn't get to. Oh well, maybe next time.

90's Paint by stlgevo51, on Flickr
N&W Style? by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Colorful Motors by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Big Machines by stlgevo51, on Flickr
Another Executive by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Conrail and the Cat by stlgevo51, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!


Railfan Photographer
Really nice photos! The UP 1982 night shot is money, and the CN led train on the bridge is awesome. What is the story with the Nebraska Zephyr? Is that a special or more of a routine train? I don't think I have every seen it before.


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