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8/23/2017
 
 
 
 
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Fired truck
Title:  Fired truck
Description:  I didnt hear what happened here, but it appears someone struck an arc too close to the fuel supply.
Photo Date:  6/15/2015  Upload Date: 6/20/2015 2:00:38 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Wreck
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Views:  219   Comments: 0
Cold ride
Title:  Cold ride
Description:  K&O reverse move on a cold day.
Photo Date:  12/19/2014  Upload Date: 12/23/2014 10:09:35 AM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Bridge,Action
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Views:  65   Comments: 0
SF hookup
Title:  SF hookup
Description:  I have no doubt that NS 1001 could pull this train all the way to Washington, but apparently BNSF wants to make an impression that they are in charge, so they couple a SF unit in front.
Photo Date:  10/4/2014  Upload Date: 11/9/2014 10:26:35 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BNSF 1773(SD40-2) NS 1001(SD70ACe)
Views:  209   Comments: 0
4 years of wear
Title:  4 years of wear
Description:  This section of OWLS diamond was installed over 4 years ago and I have been watching its wear. Compare this to the previous year and the wear spot on top of the transcon rail has not changed that much.
Photo Date:  11/9/2014  Upload Date: 11/9/2014 9:29:04 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Track
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Views:  106   Comments: 0
Frozen switch
Title:  Frozen switch
Description:  Clearing a switch in a blowing snow storm.
Photo Date:  2/4/2014  Upload Date: 8/21/2014 3:51:35 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
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Views:  80   Comments: 1
Crossing Duncan
Title:  Crossing Duncan
Description:  WAMX 3907 thru the grade crossing at S. Duncan headed for the Newton industrial park.
Photo Date:  5/26/2014  Upload Date: 6/2/2014 6:58:27 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  WAMX 3910(GP39V)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
Brush loading
Title:  Brush loading
Description:  In order to extract the stuck loader, the debris has to be loaded and hauled off.
Photo Date:  9/16/2014  Upload Date: 10/26/2014 6:42:37 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives: 
Views:  115   Comments: 1
Station & soccer field
Title:  Station & soccer field
Description:  A fall view of the Conway Scenic Railroad depot
Photo Date:  10/15/2014  Upload Date: 11/2/2014 5:46:49 PM
Location:  Conway, NH
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  66   Comments: 0
Citi Rail
Title:  Citi Rail
Description:  New CitiRail fueling up in Newton.
Photo Date:  5/28/2014  Upload Date: 5/28/2014 12:53:42 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CREX 1331(ES44AC)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
BNSF 7304
Title:  BNSF 7304
Description:  BNSF 7304 passing under the new highway bridge on Hwy 50 south of Newton.
Photo Date:  10/28/2012  Upload Date: 1/27/2013 8:13:04 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7304(ES44DC)
Views:  107   Comments: 0
Cowpalace sunset
Title:  Cowpalace sunset
Description:  Do NOT try this at home! I have been planning this shot since I discovered a program to predict the location of the sun as it sets. I was hoping it would not be quite this bright, but I stared into the sun briefly to take this photo. I don't recomend it.
Photo Date:  10/17/2012  Upload Date: 10/21/2012 6:40:17 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Track
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Views:  148   Comments: 1
BNSF 5102
Title:  BNSF 5102
Description:  BNSF 5102 crosses C.P. 1846 on the LaJunta Sub.
Photo Date:  10/2/2011  Upload Date: 10/6/2011 9:35:56 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5102(C44-9W)
Views:  107   Comments: 1
Dash-9 cab
Title:  Dash-9 cab
Description:  Interior shot of Dash-9 cab
Photo Date:  6/28/2002  Upload Date: 1/1/2011 12:32:16 AM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  InCab
Locomotives:  BNSF 4924(C44-9W)
Views:  2765   Comments: 0
Moving ties
Title:  Moving ties
Description:  The Herzog work train loads wooden ties from the parked hoppers onto the well cars.
Photo Date:  9/29/2013  Upload Date: 1/12/2014 8:00:50 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Action
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Views:  98   Comments: 0
Crew stop
Title:  Crew stop
Description:  BNSF 5064 stops at Newton for a crew change.
Photo Date:  5/18/2014  Upload Date: 5/23/2014 4:18:43 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5064(C44-9W)
Views:  68   Comments: 1
BNSF 6582
Title:  BNSF 6582
Description:  BNSF 6582 passing through Hazelton, KS.
Photo Date:  6/29/2013  Upload Date: 7/8/2013 9:21:44 PM
Location:  Hazelton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6582(ES44C4)
Views:  172   Comments: 1
BNSF 7194
Title:  BNSF 7194
Description:  BNSF 7194 at track speed through Attica, KS.
Photo Date:  4/11/2014  Upload Date: 4/11/2014 4:09:35 PM
Location:  Attica, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7194(ES44C4)
Views:  157   Comments: 2
Cleanup of UP train wreck
Title:  Cleanup of UP train wreck
Description:  Heavy equipment sorting the containers blown off the track at Galva, Kansas. Hulcher was cleaning up the mess.
Photo Date:  5/8/2014  Upload Date: 5/13/2014 3:47:09 PM
Location:  Galva, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Wreck
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Views:  87   Comments: 0
Grain movement
Title:  Grain movement
Description:  K&O moving grain hoppers to the W-R grain elevator in Mac.
Photo Date:  2/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/16/2014 1:12:50 PM
Location:  McPherson, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  WAMX 3910(GP39V)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
Track lift
Title:  Track lift
Description:  As the RM 80-UHR moves along the track, it raises the track section beneath it and uses a large chain-saw like bar placed under the ties to remove the ballast. You can see the track being lifted in this shot.
Photo Date:  3/20/2014  Upload Date: 3/21/2014 11:42:45 AM
Location:  Hazelton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories: 
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Views:  82   Comments: 0
Creek crossing
Title:  Creek crossing
Description:  WAMX 3907 southbound for the BNSF classification yard over Sand Creek.
Photo Date:  3/12/2014  Upload Date: 3/16/2014 1:27:11 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  WAMX 3907(GP39V) WAMX 3914(GP39E)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
WAMX 3902 leading
Title:  WAMX 3902 leading
Description:  WAMX 3902 leads the way north across the Sand Creek trestle on a beautiful autumn day.
Photo Date:  11/1/2013  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 6:00:47 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  WAMX 3902(GP39V)
Views:  144   Comments: 1
Rear fill
Title:  Rear fill
Description:  Now here is sometihng I did not know until today. There is a rear sand dome on these diesel engines! You learn something new every day.
Photo Date:  5/28/2014  Upload Date: 5/28/2014 12:32:04 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  77   Comments: 0
Tank repair
Title:  Tank repair
Description:  The fuel tank on this engine appears to have been repaired with duct tape. Red Green would be proud.
Photo Date:  5/28/2014  Upload Date: 5/28/2014 12:48:09 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BNSF 1852(SD40-2)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
BNSF Intermodal
Title:  BNSF Intermodal
Description:  Lift for JB Hunt
Photo Date:  12/27/2013  Upload Date: 12/29/2013 12:10:32 PM
Location:  Gardner, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
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Views:  181   Comments: 1
Work gang
Title:  Work gang
Description:  The Balfour Beatty Co. working along Hwy 2 in southern Kansas near Hazelton.
Photo Date:  3/20/2014  Upload Date: 3/21/2014 11:37:44 AM
Location:  Hazelton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
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Views:  72   Comments: 0
NS 7565
Title:  NS 7565
Description:  NS 7565 roadrailer coming under the new highway bridge south of Newton.
Photo Date:  5/25/2013  Upload Date: 5/29/2013 3:39:28 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7565(ES40DC)
Views:  62   Comments: 0
BNSF 5026
Title:  BNSF 5026
Description:  BNSF 5026 pulling a string of brand new tank cars on the Fourth of July!
Photo Date:  7/4/2013  Upload Date: 7/9/2013 2:27:51 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5026(C44-9W)
Views:  140   Comments: 1
Gate pass
Title:  Gate pass
Description:  Before departing from a train stopped too close to the crossing, a BNSF crew member allows motorist to pass.
Photo Date:  8/3/2013  Upload Date: 9/1/2013 8:06:05 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  83   Comments: 0
Crew change
Title:  Crew change
Description:  Crew member of BNSF 4445 lets some stopped cars pass a downed gate as the train is stopped for a crew change.
Photo Date:  8/3/2013  Upload Date: 9/1/2013 8:00:38 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  91   Comments: 0
K&O new paint
Title:  K&O new paint
Description:  Sporting a new paint scheme of Black and gold.
Photo Date:  11/25/2012  Upload Date: 11/25/2012 9:37:57 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  WAMX 3907(GP39V)
Views:  195   Comments: 1
K&O at Ross elevator
Title:  K&O at Ross elevator
Description:  WAMX 3905 taking the K&O consist north bound and return to McPherson.
Photo Date:  12/13/2012  Upload Date: 1/27/2013 8:44:47 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  WAMX 3905(GP39V) WAMX 3902(GP39V) WAMX 3907(GP39V)
Views:  336   Comments: 2
K&O at Ross
Title:  K&O at Ross
Description:  WAMX 3905 leading the K&O tank car brigade. Waiting for a switch alignment at Ross elevator.
Photo Date:  12/13/2012  Upload Date: 7/15/2013 4:29:39 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WAMX 3905(GP39V)
Views:  172   Comments: 2
Brakeman riding
Title:  Brakeman riding
Description:  Brakeman riding the rear car. Dont look down!
Photo Date:  7/2/2013  Upload Date: 7/9/2013 2:20:21 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  141   Comments: 0
Jump Frog
Title:  Jump Frog
Description:  This unusual switch has a unique frog point with its own name. Anyone know how this works?
Photo Date:  4/8/2012  Upload Date: 4/15/2012 3:23:58 PM
Location:  Willis, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  322   Comments: 4
BNSF 7066
Title:  BNSF 7066
Description:  BNSF 7066 leading the west bound manifest through Melvern, KS.
Photo Date:  6/14/2013  Upload Date: 6/21/2013 4:14:36 PM
Location:  Melvern, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7066(ES44C4)
Views:  99   Comments: 3
Green light
Title:  Green light
Description:  BNSF 4329 dragging a unit coal train through a green light at Mulvane, KS. Note the new signal being installed with heads turned sideways. It's part of the new ATCS being upgraded on the BNSF transcon.
Photo Date:  6/29/2013  Upload Date: 7/8/2013 8:14:59 PM
Location:  Mulvane, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4329(C44-9W)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
BNSF 8210
Title:  BNSF 8210
Description:  BNSF 8210 passes Newton first street.
Photo Date:  1/18/2015  Upload Date: 5/29/2013 3:52:07 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8210(ES44C4)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
Tanker train
Title:  Tanker train
Description:  Headed for the tar sand pits of Canada.
Photo Date:  7/4/2013  Upload Date: 7/9/2013 2:31:35 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  54   Comments: 0
New tankers
Title:  New tankers
Description:  I was reading an article in the August 2013 issue of Trains magazine by David Thomas and noticed a photo similar to mine. It was about the rise of crude oil shipment on North American rails and the backlog of tank car production. It will surely become a common sight! A mile of brand spanking new oil cans. I bet they won't stay that way long.
Photo Date:  7/4/2013  Upload Date: 7/9/2013 2:29:43 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  84   Comments: 0
Ross Mill caboose 782
Title:  Ross Mill caboose 782
Description:  Local shove to the Ross Mill in Newton. RCO.
Photo Date:  5/30/2013  Upload Date: 6/11/2013 10:14:16 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  93   Comments: 0
Old caboose
Title:  Old caboose
Description:  I have watched this local shove work in the Newton yard before and always wondered, why do they drag along this old boarded up caboose? Then one evening as I took this shot of the train backing up it hit me, flashing lights on top of the engine indicated it was in remote control and the driver was standing on the platform of this caboose. There are 2 major grade crossings to pass on the return to the yard and this affords a place for the engineer to stand and check the track.
Photo Date:  5/30/2013  Upload Date: 6/11/2013 10:17:52 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  147   Comments: 0
OWLS 4
Title:  OWLS 4
Description:  I photographed a leap frog in the UP MOW album and questioned how it worked. I had several responses, but Tim Organ pointed out a reference that explained it to me. Thanks Tim! I still have concerns about derailment through the large gap that the wheels must traverse. You can see that gap in this shot and it is over eight inches wide.
Photo Date:  4/16/2012  Upload Date: 4/16/2012 5:12:35 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  389   Comments: 0
OWLS 1
Title:  OWLS 1
Description:  The next 4 shots show the diamond crossing of the K&O and BNSF as an OWLS (one way low speed) cross over. The train traveling toward you rides on the flanges of the wheels not the treads. The rail is raised just high enough that the flanges just touch the top of the rails running left to right.
Photo Date:  4/16/2012  Upload Date: 4/16/2012 5:05:33 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  292   Comments: 0
Ballast cleaner
Title:  Ballast cleaner
Description:  The man sitting under the parasol is operating a vacuum boom. As near as I can tell, he is either cleaning the ballast or sucking rock out of the switch mechanism. He has complete control of the boom and moving the truck right from his seat.
Photo Date:  6/7/2012  Upload Date: 6/14/2012 8:51:03 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  151   Comments: 0
Motor counter
Title:  Motor counter
Description:  A future railroader counting the number of Hi-Ad traction motors on the moving consist west bound on the BNSF transcon.
Photo Date:  6/15/2012  Upload Date: 9/3/2012 11:38:27 AM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6226(ES44AC) BNSF 6224(ES44AC)
Views:  234   Comments: 0
Clean-up
Title:  Clean-up
Description:  Engine wash
Photo Date:  6/7/2013  Upload Date: 6/13/2013 12:04:24 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  99   Comments: 0
Ladys first
Title:  Ladys first
Description:  A rare sight around the roundhouse.
Photo Date:  5/16/2013  Upload Date: 6/13/2013 12:30:03 PM
Location:  Newton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 1642(SD40-2)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
BNSF 7249
Title:  BNSF 7249
Description:  BNSF 7249 pulling a long manifest onto the "Hump" in Wichita. Note the welded metal art sculpture located by each bridge that cars pass under the flyover.
Photo Date:  11/16/2012  Upload Date: 6/9/2013 3:59:07 PM
Location:  Wichita, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7249(ES44DC)
Views:  159   Comments: 1
BNSF 765
Title:  BNSF 765
Description:  Pulling all hoppers out of the hole headed east from Walton.
Photo Date:  2/6/2013  Upload Date: 2/16/2013 10:24:49 AM
Location:  Walton, KS
Author:  Greg Elder
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 765(C44-9W)
Views:  120   Comments: 1


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