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Railfanning Meteorologist
Got out to Ashland yesterday for a nice 4 hour getaway. Traffic was flowing nicely, including 5-6 westbounds off the Omaha Sub.

17697693944_43dc7c79d7_z.jpgBNSF 6200 by Nathan Jurgensen

18132565270_b28330ee25_z.jpgUP 7797 by Nathan Jurgensen, on Flickr

18293868286_314960eb7f_z.jpgBNSF 8437 by Nathan Jurgensen

18316379372_5fe9d51bd6_z.jpgBNSF 8915 by Nathan Jurgensen

17697695064_cdc80a244d_z.jpgBNSF 9244 by Nathan Jurgensen

18316379762_86a9547b78_z.jpgBNSF 9244 by Nathan Jurgensen

18321749221_9d313f32ab_z.jpgBNSF 9826 by Nathan Jurgensen

17699664883_6bd3566296_z.jpgBNSF 5780 by Nathan Jurgensen

Got to play with the DSLR more (still trying to learn). Met some new friends. Hung out with an old one I hadn't seen in a while. Enjoyed the beautiful day as well! Not bad for a rare afternoon off!


Railfanning Meteorologist
Wow, 4 locomotives on the front of a Coal Train?

Nice photos!
Four leading but no DPUs. Still seemed overpowered. And thank you!

Tried a new spot downtown last night. Bugs eventually drove me off but it was a nice night out and I needed out of the house. Other than shooting through a fence, it wasn't too bad. Not perfect for photos unless you're looked specifically for broadside shots, but I figured I'd try it. Even caught a few GEVOs camped on the bridge over the creek for a bit.

19284266535_31433080fb_z.jpg Idling By by Nathan Jurgensen

19278295282_960974c4c0_z.jpg BNSF 738 by Nathan Jurgensen

19098166849_f180f5b180_z.jpg BNSF 8359 by Nathan Jurgensen

I'm always up for suggestions, advice, and critiques! Please feel free to mention something!

And my obligatory weather addition...

Caught my first ever Northern Lights display the other night! Worth the 6512316832 bug bites I got.

18918786829_8d21d2f185_z.jpg Dancing Lights by Nathan Jurgensen

Plus a mesocyclone in an embedded HP supercell from a brief chase in northeast Nebraska at the beginning of the month. I want to take more weather photos pretty bad.

18700897276_d39883cbd7_z.jpg HP Structure by Nathan Jurgensen

Barring something spectacular worth sharing before the holiday, I suppose I'll wish you all a Happy Independence Day and weekend!


Railfanning Meteorologist
You got some more nice photos there Nathan!
Thanks Brad!

Quick one from the other night. Was out and about and since it was a lovely evening I decided to dust off my camera (been a crazy past few weeks). Trying to get a few different perspectives in and around Lincoln.

20127381393_6b7c275eec_z.jpgBNSF 6313 by Nathan Jurgensen

Going to attempt to increase my camera outings over the next few days. We'll see if that actually happens.


Railfanning Meteorologist
Last shot of 2015

Been a while since I've made a post here. A move to the Kansas City area as well as going through a stretch of time without a lens for my camera did not help. Also, the fact that my first ever attempt to get track-side down here ended with a railroad employee calling the cops on me all because he saw my scanner and thought I had stolen it (thank you Amazon order archives).

Did a quick return to Lincoln a week or so before Christmas and drug my friend Curtis to Ashland to see some action. No where near the parade I've seen a few times, but it wasn't completely dead either. Being a weather enthusiast/storm chaser, my first choice of lens to purchase was an ultra-wide angle so it limits you on the type of shots you can take...


Might have to start a new generic thread for if I'm ever able to get trackside again down here. Happy 2016, everyone!


Railfanning Meteorologist
KC blow Omaha and Lincoln out of the water when it comes to Railroad Action. KC is an amazing location for railfans!
Yeah! I live about a half mile away from the BNSF Ft. Scott Sub here in Lenexa. I can hear the parades go by all day and night as Lenexa doesn't have a quiet zone in place for their 2 grade crossings in the Old Towne area. Emporia Sub is about 3-4 miles to my west. In picking out spots to go check out I stumbled upon a map someone made of locations they've visited and watched traffic from. Hope to get out tomorrow on my day off (and the anticipated 40s vs. 20s). 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 - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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