Switcher on the BNSF, Ashland and Greenwood Nebraska

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Whistle Pig
August 16, 2015.........

I was at a gathering at Louisville (Nebraska) state lakes and the BN mainline is right there next to the park. Naturally I squinted through the trees to watch each train. Near the end of the evening there was a orange, yellow and then blue. Sure looks like a switcher. About an hour later I was home and thought "how far will it go?" Off to Ashland. The train was stopped at the east wye. As I took the picture the train started to move and I knew I could catch it at Greenwood.

Ok, I give up. Why does it put the pictures in this order, but under manage attachments it's in the order I want. Oh well.

1. Headlight down the track at Greenwood
2 and 3. train passing the Subway sandwich shop at Ashland
4. Switcher at Ashland


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Great catch. looks like it could be an ex-MOP switcher. Spark arrestors and white stripe from a long time ago. I am sorry I missed you call. TZ

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