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Rick Erben's Collection
 
6/25/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Rick Erben
Dates:4/27/2010 - 12/31/2010
Album Info:Omaha area images, UP and BNSF
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UP 4049
Title:  UP 4049
Description:  Westbound racks breeze through Missouri Valley, IA
Photo Date:  4/27/2010  Upload Date: 4/28/2010 1:15:35 PM
Location:  Missouri Valley, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4049(SD70M) UP 9826(C44-9W)
Views:  161   Comments: 1
UP 5060
Title:  UP 5060
Description:  This eastbound at the Canal St. Xing is about to turn from compass north to northeast. It is fairly unusual to see BNSF power amidst a UP consist here. And that is not even good graffiti on the old 60M.
Photo Date:  4/27/2010  Upload Date: 4/28/2010 1:39:22 PM
Location:  Missouri Valley, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5060(SD70M) BNSF 4841(C44-9W) UP 2516(SD60M)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
Sioux-Liner
Title:  Sioux-Liner
Description:  BNSF 4886 starts across the UP diamonds with an interesting power set. This manifest was primarily (ADM) tank cars, covered hoppers and some company material.
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:25:38 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4886(C44-9W) KCS 4609(AC44CW) CN 2506(C44-9WL)
Views:  243   Comments: 2
DUPX 80117
Title:  DUPX 80117
Description:  Ti-Pure on UP 5131 West.
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:59:20 AM
Location:  Blair, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  84   Comments: 1
NAHX 550426
Title:  NAHX 550426
Description:  Grace Davison Cracking Catalysts on UP 5131 West.
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 11:02:24 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  172   Comments: 0
Afternoon chaser
Title:  Afternoon chaser
Description:  When you catch a clean unit and action otherwise seems slow, go with what cha know. UP 5131 passes the block signal east of Arlington, NE on the home stretch to Fremont.
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/28/2010 10:46:05 PM
Location:  Arlington, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5131(SD70M) UP 7006(AC44CW)
Views:  334   Comments: 5
Afternoon Chaser-II
Title:  Afternoon Chaser-II
Description:  UP 5131 in another view approaching Arlington, NE
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:14:36 AM
Location:  Arlington, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5131(SD70M) UP 7006(AC44CW)
Views:  160   Comments: 1
Hawkeye-land to Husker-land
Title:  Hawkeye-land to Husker-land
Description:  UP 5131 rumbles across the Missouri River crossing into Nebraska from Iowa on the former C&NW Omaha by-pass to Fremont, via Blair, that is primarily a westbound route.
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 11:24:33 AM
Location:  Blair, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5131(SD70M) UP 7006(AC44CW)
Views:  188   Comments: 4
Damn Trees
Title:  Damn Trees
Description:  Of course in steam days cinders would have cleared the treeline. Nowadays foliage encroaches upon open scenes along the right of way in many places. A westbound manifest crosses the Missouri River and the state line between Iowa and Nebraksa upon this gorgeous former C&NW span. I will still take spring over winter.
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/28/2010 10:29:56 PM
Location:  Blair, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5131(SD70M) UP 7006(AC44CW)
Views:  180   Comments: 2
Symphony in spring green and armour yellow
Title:  Symphony in spring green and armour yellow
Description:  UP 5131 finally gets out of Fremont after a crew change.
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:28:26 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5131(SD70M) UP 7006(AC44CW)
Views:  146   Comments: 2
Vernal fields
Title:  Vernal fields
Description:  Mid-afternoons have had some lengthy lulls lately. I waited at the Route 30 overpass for awhile, then rode east into Iowa looking for a train. This fellow had left Missouri Valley and I caught it crossing the Missouri, then scooted back out to the overpass west of Kennard to catch it at this nice vantage point. Things are looking more green. About time!
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/28/2010 10:40:53 PM
Location:  Kennard, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  UP 5131(SD70M) UP 7006(AC44CW)
Views:  167   Comments: 1
UP 5978
Title:  UP 5978
Description:  UP 5978 brings up the rear of UP 6702 East on a mild, however very windy Wednesday afternoon.
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:21:42 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5978(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  147   Comments: 1
UP 6702-I
Title:  UP 6702-I
Description:  The coal pipeline continues with an OPPX load moving into Fremont behind UP 6702 and company.
Photo Date:  4/28/2010  Upload Date: 4/29/2010 10:20:07 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  UP 6702(AC44CW) UP 6758(AC44CW)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
BNSF 704
Title:  BNSF 704
Description:  A colorful variety of motive power leads a BNSF manifest south through Fremont.
Photo Date:  6/3/2010  Upload Date: 7/1/2010 11:39:28 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 704(C44-9W)
Views:  146   Comments: 1
Verdant fields
Title:  Verdant fields
Description:  UP 4754 with a manifest gets underway from a recrew pad between Fremont and Mercer, NE on an early June afternoon.
Photo Date:  6/3/2010  Upload Date: 7/1/2010 11:28:42 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4754(SD70M)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
UP 5828
Title:  UP 5828
Description:  As evening approaches the clouds moved in. UP 5828 leaves town with a nice manifest.
Photo Date:  6/3/2010  Upload Date: 7/1/2010 11:40:47 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5828(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
UP 8044
Title:  UP 8044
Description:  UP 8044 departing Fremont
Photo Date:  6/3/2010  Upload Date: 7/1/2010 11:36:41 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 8044(SD9043MAC)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
Roll-by
Title:  Roll-by
Description:  As a welder starts giving a roll-by, BNSF 5413 is just about to clatter over the BNSF/UP diamonds with a train of empty ethanol tank cars heading north.
Photo Date:  6/24/2010  Upload Date: 7/2/2010 11:14:42 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5413(C44-9W)
Views:  141   Comments: 1
UP 5772
Title:  UP 5772
Description:  Westbound hoppers depart Fremont on a pleasant June afternoon.
Photo Date:  6/24/2010  Upload Date: 7/2/2010 11:07:59 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5772(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  98   Comments: 1
WP 38185
Title:  WP 38185
Description:  Fallen flag on UP 8537 East
Photo Date:  6/24/2010  Upload Date: 7/2/2010 11:20:40 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  74   Comments: 0
UP 8537
Title:  UP 8537
Description:  UP 8537 with a couple of CSX units is departing Fremont on the main toward Omaha.
Photo Date:  6/24/2010  Upload Date: 7/2/2010 11:19:23 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 8537(SD70ACe)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
Heartland Classic
Title:  Heartland Classic
Description:  UP 3883 hustles an eastbound manifest through Loveland, IA on a mild June afternoon.
Photo Date:  6/29/2010  Upload Date: 7/3/2010 11:37:27 AM
Location:  Loveland, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 3883(SD70M)
Views:  333   Comments: 6
Manifest on an idyllic summer afternoon
Title:  Manifest on an idyllic summer afternoon
Description:  UP 4654 in on the tail of the UP 3883 with another eastbound manifest, heading compass north between Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley.
Photo Date:  6/29/2010  Upload Date: 7/3/2010 11:47:19 AM
Location:  Loveland, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4654(SD70M)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
From out of the summer afternoon
Title:  From out of the summer afternoon
Description:  A distant flash of a headlight along the Missouri River bluffs, a signal that illuminates red with the approach of an opposing train, then the headlight nears, the gates drop and a horn sounds as UP 4654 rolls past tranquil Loveland, IA.
Photo Date:  6/29/2010  Upload Date: 7/3/2010 12:37:49 PM
Location:  Loveland, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4654(SD70M)
Views:  116   Comments: 2
CSXT 165072
Title:  CSXT 165072
Description:  Its really getting difficult to catch any of the old fallen flag rolling stock at this date. However, UP 4719s consist had this neat old Seaboard System waffle and a C&NW box.
Photo Date:  6/29/2010  Upload Date: 7/3/2010 12:04:24 PM
Location:  Missouri Valley, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  84   Comments: 0
Hotshot coming your way!
Title:  Hotshot coming your way!
Description:  UP 4719 is gliding down the Boyer River valley between Logan and Missouri Valley, IA at a respectable clip.
Photo Date:  6/29/2010  Upload Date: 7/3/2010 11:55:15 AM
Location:  Missouri Valley, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4719(SD70M)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
AC45CCTE and FLHTCUI
Title:  AC45CCTE and FLHTCUI
Description:  UP 5262 brings up the rear of UP 5487 East at sundown.
Photo Date:  6/29/2010  Upload Date: 7/3/2010 12:28:47 PM
Location:  Logan, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5262(AC45CCTE)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
Those long June evenings
Title:  Those long June evenings
Description:  A decent afternoon with half a dozen manifests and the usual run of coal loads and empties in several hours. As the sun waned and I began heading for home, another eastbound showed and I chased it down Lincoln Highway to grab this view just west of Logan.
Photo Date:  6/29/2010  Upload Date: 7/3/2010 12:22:08 PM
Location:  Logan, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5487(AC45CCTE)
Views:  104   Comments: 0
Two if by land, three if by air
Title:  Two if by land, three if by air
Description:  BNSF 8301 brings a westbound manifest into Gillette, WY
Photo Date:  8/13/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 8:23:19 AM
Location:  Gillette, WY
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8301(SD75I) NS 7549(ES40DC)
Views:  194   Comments: 1
Out of a summers afternoon
Title:  Out of a summers afternoon
Description:  UP3903 leads an automobile train down the Boyer River valley between Logan and Missouri Valley, IA
Photo Date:  8/25/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 8:29:13 AM
Location:  Logan, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 3903(SD70M) UP 4659(SD70M)
Views:  233   Comments: 1
Slow Roller
Title:  Slow Roller
Description:  UP5301 eases west toward a crew change as a manifest passes.
Photo Date:  8/25/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 8:46:08 AM
Location:  Willett, IA
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5301(AC45CCTE) UP 7717(ES44AC)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Some you win
Title:  Some you win
Description:  An eastbound coal train departs Fremont just in time to clear the view for UP5755 starting out of town with another manifest during a run of ten trains in just over two hours.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 8:57:19 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5755(AC44CWCTE) UP 6877(AC44CW)
Views:  140   Comments: 1
Sunflower season
Title:  Sunflower season
Description:  Sunflowers abound this time of year and border the right of way at Ames, NE as UP7159 heads into the sundown with yet another manifest.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 9:02:06 AM
Location:  Ames, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7159(AC44CW)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
Flat car fortune
Title:  Flat car fortune
Description:  UP4877 East has stopped for a crew change at Fremont and the cut of flat cars prevented being totally blocked from vantage of the 8574 getting underway with a North Platte-bound manifest.
Photo Date:  8/30/2010  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 8:54:09 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 8574(SD70ACe) UP 9664(C44-9W) UP 4238(SD70M)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
ARMN 912012
Title:  ARMN 912012
Description:  Rail Heads
Photo Date:  9/7/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 2:12:55 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  87   Comments: 0
CRYX 3044
Title:  CRYX 3044
Description:  Big Smokey River
Photo Date:  9/7/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 2:54:25 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  94   Comments: 0
UP 5958
Title:  UP 5958
Description:  Another string of empties rolls west towards the Powder River basin.
Photo Date:  9/7/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 2:16:07 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5958(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  120   Comments: 1
Double-tracking
Title:  Double-tracking
Description:  As UP 7920 West moves out No.1 track, UP 6857 on westbound emtpies begins to overtake it on No.2 track. It has two more units on the rear.
Photo Date:  9/7/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 2:32:24 AM
Location:  Troxel, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6857(AC44CW)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
UP 7920
Title:  UP 7920
Description:  A 1+1 DPU double stacker
Photo Date:  9/7/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 2:18:47 AM
Location:  Troxel, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7920(AC45CCTE)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
UP 7920
Title:  UP 7920
Description:  Amidst the sunflowers of September and the backdrop of the huge grain elevator at Troxel, NE, just west of Fremont, the 7920 appears lonely on the point of a westbound double-stack outfit, with another unit mid-train.
Photo Date:  9/7/2010  Upload Date: 9/8/2010 2:20:08 AM
Location:  Troxel, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7920(AC45CCTE)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
Last day of summer
Title:  Last day of summer
Description:  Strong winds from the south have warmed the temperature to ninety in advance of a cold front that will bring rain the next day. UP 1995 is at the re-crew pad east of Fremont with a new crew getting ready to depart for points east. Heritage unit 1995 is on the point, of course, in a well-done acknowledgement of the former C&NWs heritage in the system. Although a few warbonnets linger, how nice it might be for BNSF to adopt UPs effort to recognize elements of its system - with a North Coast Limited inspired scheme, etc. Alas, I understand even the UP heritage units will eventually be relegated to standard armour yellow; thus the striking C&NW colors look resplendent ahead of the classic wings.
Photo Date:  9/20/2010  Upload Date: 9/21/2010 10:57:51 AM
Location:  Fremont, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 1995(SD70ACe) UP 8616(SD70ACe) UP 8556(SD70ACe)
Views:  250   Comments: 1
September Song
Title:  September Song
Description:  "The days get short, when you reach September." Behind the coalie comes UP 4994 with some 72 cars of vehicles as the sun gets noticeably lower with the approach of autumn.
Photo Date:  9/20/2010  Upload Date: 9/21/2010 11:22:31 AM
Location:  Ames, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4994(SD70M) UP 9731(C44-9W)
Views:  119   Comments: 1
Along the UP Trail
Title:  Along the UP Trail
Description:  UP 6535 has another coalie rocking west through Ames.
Photo Date:  9/20/2010  Upload Date: 9/21/2010 11:15:49 AM
Location:  Ames, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 6535(AC44CW) UP 5806(AC44CWCTE) UP 7094(AC44CW)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
Catch me if you can
Title:  Catch me if you can
Description:  UP 7611 was already whistling for the road crossings in Fremont as it departed town and I had to kick the Harley into high gear to overtake it at Troxel, a few miles west of town.
Photo Date:  9/20/2010  Upload Date: 9/21/2010 11:07:28 AM
Location:  Troxel, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7611(AC45CCTE) NS 9240(C40-9W) UP 6633(AC44CW)
Views:  120   Comments: 2
UP 7611 Take 2
Title:  UP 7611 Take 2
Description:  UP 7611 passes the wide angle friendly grain elevator at Troxel.
Photo Date:  9/20/2010  Upload Date: 9/21/2010 11:09:30 AM
Location:  Troxel, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7611(AC45CCTE) NS 9240(C40-9W) UP 6633(AC44CW)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
Company Notch
Title:  Company Notch
Description:  UP 7683 has got em at or near maximum speed as it sails through Ames. No wonder, as the consist amounts to 22 double-stack units, and with a DPU on the rear!
Photo Date:  9/20/2010  Upload Date: 9/21/2010 11:26:31 AM
Location:  Ames, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7683(AC45CCTE)
Views:  141   Comments: 1
Round the bend
Title:  Round the bend
Description:  UP 7683 bears down as it negotiates a slight bend where the old Ames center siding once spliced the east and westward mains. You take your curves where you can find them in this country.
Photo Date:  9/20/2010  Upload Date: 9/21/2010 7:38:17 PM
Location:  Ames, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 7683(AC45CCTE)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
Hot on the tail
Title:  Hot on the tail
Description:  Chasing the 5762 West came UP 4379 with another lengthy manifest.
Photo Date:  9/22/2010  Upload Date: 9/23/2010 12:13:22 PM
Location:  Kennard, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4379(SD70M) UP 4833(SD70M)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
A glint of September sun
Title:  A glint of September sun
Description:  As the days inexorably become shorter, the waning sun reflects from the SD-70Ms outstretched wings.
Photo Date:  9/22/2010  Upload Date: 9/23/2010 12:16:54 PM
Location:  Kennard, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 4379(SD70M) UP 4833(SD70M)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
First manifest of the fall
Title:  First manifest of the fall
Description:  UP 5762 sails through Kennard, NE with a lengthy manifest just after 6pm on the first day of autumn.
Photo Date:  9/22/2010  Upload Date: 9/23/2010 12:02:01 PM
Location:  Kennard, NE
Author:  Rick Erben
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5762(AC44CWCTE)
Views:  101   Comments: 0


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