The next set is the ADM Turn around David City on April 10, 2015. The fourth picture is the Columbus Local building their train in UP's Columbus Yard on May 23, 2015.
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Thanks Tom! The UP locos were probably from an ethanol or grain shuttle. They use UP power on shuttles and also the MCBNC/MNCCB (Council Bluffs to Nebraska Central and visa versa) and the MNPNC/MNCNP (North Platte to Nebraska Central and visa versa). The MCBNC becomes the Norfolk Local once a NCRC crew takes over and the UP power stays on the train up to Norfolk and back in the evening/night. The North Platte train usually gets switched out so it could have been the power for the next days train once it was made up. All the railroad are now delivering power for shuttle trains back to a terminal instead of keeping them on sight. So, when there is a grain shuttle to Enola, or an ethanol shuttle to Albion they will bring the power back to Columbus after the train is spotted.When I was at Columbus on Sunday last week there were 2 big UP locos sitting at the NC building along hwy 81 just before the line turns toward Oconee. Do you think that is from a UP transfer job or does the NC crew just borrow the locos? Great pics. I might have to take a week day off and go to GI and beyond. Tom
Yes they are, 6331 used to be Ferromex and 6333 was originally an SP unit and they were rebuilt by CSX at one point so they have quite a history. I've also heard that NCRC is going to be painting these units sometime this year.Are the blue units Nebraska Central ones as well? That shade of blue looks like the old MoPAc.
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