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By:Ben Helsel
Dates:10/1/2013 - 3/6/2014
Album Info:Shots taken in late 2013 thru March 2014
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Ex UP " Hammerhead"
Title:  Ex UP " Hammerhead"
Description:  Farmers Co Op SW10M now works for a Grain Co Op in South Central Ks along the old Rock Island
Photo Date:  10/13/2013  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 8:41:18 PM
Location:  Haviland, KS
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  FARMERS COOP(SW10)
Views:  273   Comments: 3
Pusher, in sorts
Title:  Pusher, in sorts
Description:  A rather new BNSF GE ES44DC is working as a rear end DPU on an EB Empty Coal along the Transcon
Photo Date:  10/14/2013  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 8:50:16 PM
Location:  Gallup, NM
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7106(ES44C4)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
Trains passing in the day out in the desert
Title:  Trains passing in the day out in the desert
Description:  One of CSX's newest units is a rear DPU on a wb Unit Coil Steel train being passed by an EB BNSF manifest along the old ATSF in the desert of Calif
Photo Date:  10/16/2013  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 8:55:37 PM
Location:  West Goffs, CA
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 932(C41-8W) BNSF 5007(C44-9W) CSX 3114(ES44AC-H)
Views:  214   Comments: 1
One of a few that work the elevators along the SP thru the Central Valley of Calif
Title:  One of a few that work the elevators along the SP thru the Central Valley of Calif
Description:  This ex DMIR SD38AC now earns her keep as another large switch unit working for a Feed Company
Photo Date:  10/17/2013  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 9:07:46 PM
Location:  Traver, CA
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  WRIX 201(SD38AC)
Views:  214   Comments: 1
Big Switcher
Title:  Big Switcher
Description:  This SD40 is now working as a rather large switch unit to help in the new Ethanol Plants that are being built nowadays. Like the one this unit is supposed to work at along the UP's KP Line in Kanasa
Photo Date:  11/1/2013  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 9:01:44 PM
Location:  Greenfield, KS
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  SSR 605(SD40)
Views:  226   Comments: 2
They still climb the hill here
Title:  They still climb the hill here
Description:  A set of UP units lead the daily "Hill Cut" along the old DRGW Main that heads south out of Pueblo along I25 twds a delivery to the old CF&I Steel Mill, now known as Evraz. The trains sometimes get manned helpers out of the yard occasionally to help them get up this short but steep hill twds the mill.
Photo Date:  11/18/2013  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 9:15:14 PM
Location:  Pueblo, CO
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  UPY 1086(GP40-2)
Views:  425   Comments: 1
Not you're mother's FEC
Title:  Not you're mother's FEC
Description:  FEC, most think of that Florida Road, but here in Western Nebraska it represents Farmers Elevator Company and this old CR GP10 looks good as it still works almost on a daily basis here
Photo Date:  12/20/2013  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 9:24:32 PM
Location:  Chappell, NE
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  FECX 7558(GP9)
Views:  181   Comments: 1
Snow Bus
Title:  Snow Bus
Description:  UP uses a converted caboose to transport crews when the weather out here in Wyoming and Colorado doesn't cooperate.
Photo Date:  12/20/2013  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 11:22:14 PM
Location:  Cheyenne, WY
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 4821(SD70M) UP 4165(SD70M)
Views:  183   Comments: 2
Remote Control unit no longer using the remote aspect
Title:  Remote Control unit no longer using the remote aspect
Description:  Out in Eastern Colorado, one can find this ex Inland Steel SW9 still with all of its additions that made it a remote control unit. But it ain't used no mo. Check out that cab heater box ahead of the cab
Photo Date:  12/28/2013  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 9:28:15 PM
Location:  Byers, CO
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  INLX 131(SW9)
Views:  233   Comments: 1
The HOG
Title:  The HOG
Description:  Heart of Georgia, that si. Has locomotives froma variety of hand me downs, here are 2 in south Georgia on a nice New Years day.
Photo Date:  1/1/2014  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 11:34:10 PM
Location:  Cordele, GA
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  HOG 6409(GP40) HOG 1635(GP35)
Views:  121   Comments: 1
Not necessarily a "Blue Hair"
Title:  Not necessarily a "Blue Hair"
Description:  This displaced CN GP40 is wintering over in South Georgia on New Years Day 2014
Photo Date:  1/1/2014  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 11:37:09 PM
Location:  Cordele, GA
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  HOG 6409(GP40)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
More of the HOG
Title:  More of the HOG
Description:  Another HOG unit sits out the New Years in South Georgia
Photo Date:  1/1/2014  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 11:39:46 PM
Location:  Cordele, GA
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  HOG 1740(GP40)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
Named after his children
Title:  Named after his children
Description:  The AT&L, got it's name from the owners children. What would that be like growing up?
Photo Date:  1/10/2014  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 11:44:35 PM
Location:  Geary, OK
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  ATL 2165(GP9)
Views:  211   Comments: 2
An actual moving train on this line
Title:  An actual moving train on this line
Description:  The AT&L runs thru the central part of Oklahoma. Having been thru the area many a time over the years, I had not been able to actually catch a moving AT&L train. Well, finally I did. Along US70 btwn Geary and Calumet Ok I caught this eb train making all of about 10mph with quite a conglomeration of units.
Photo Date:  1/10/2014  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 11:47:35 PM
Location:  Calumet, OK
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATL 4502(GP40) ATL 8102(GP10) ATL 1948(GP9) ATL 3001(GP40)
Views:  275   Comments: 2
A rebuilt early EMD unit
Title:  A rebuilt early EMD unit
Description:  Gold Kist Co at their Waco Ga Feed Mill uses this ex SP NW2 to work the plant. Looks to be be reblt with other than an EMD type engine installed
Photo Date:  1/12/2014  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 11:53:49 PM
Location:  Waco, GA
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  GKST 195(NW2R)
Views:  119   Comments: 1
Along the Red River Valley Sub
Title:  Along the Red River Valley Sub
Description:  2 BNSF GE's lead a SB Auto Train in North Central Texas on a rather pleasant afternoon
Photo Date:  1/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/6/2014 11:58:36 PM
Location:  Kirkland, TX
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  BNSF 4177(C44-9W) BNSF 4701(C44-9W)
Views:  79   Comments: 1
So new, ya can still smell the "New Locomotive" of it
Title:  So new, ya can still smell the "New Locomotive" of it
Description:  A brand new BNSF GE leads a sb Stack Train, the CLOALT at the south end of Ashtola Siding in Texas
Photo Date:  1/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:03:44 AM
Location:  Ashtola, TX
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8000(ES44C4)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
Brand New
Title:  Brand New
Description:  One of the more recent deliveries of the GE ES44C4 type units arriving almost daily on the BNSF
Photo Date:  1/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:08:53 AM
Location:  Ashtola, TX
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 8000(ES44C4)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
A whole train load of NEW TOYS
Title:  A whole train load of NEW TOYS
Description:  NS 7612 leads BNSF train MSAGETT north as it enters the Amarillo Tx area at Pullman Tx. Train is all recently released DOT 111 Tank Cras destined for Etter Texas. These cars were built at the Trinity Rail Plant in the greater Ft Worth Tx area and were headed for their first revenue load. Little, did I know that I would shoot this same train 2 days later in Colrado with the same units and car order as seen here.
Photo Date:  1/22/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:12:43 AM
Location:  Pullman, TX
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  NS 7612(ES40DC) BNSF 8849(SD70MAC)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
DeJa Vu
Title:  DeJa Vu
Description:  And here it is, only 2 days later and over 400 miles away. Train came up from Amarillo Tx thru Dalhart Tx and on into Trinidad Co. From there, it went north to Pueblo Co and thru Pblo Jct, where it used the Wye to get oriented right for its swd journey to Etter Tx. It has been resymboled by now, and is now the M PUEETT. From here it will go east to La Junta Co then south on the Boise City Sub twds Amarillo again, but along the way, it will get to its destination of Etter Tx. What a routing this one took.
Photo Date:  1/24/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:18:57 AM
Location:  Avondale, CO
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 7612(ES40DC) BNSF 8849(SD70MAC)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
Sharp, Clean, paint job
Title:  Sharp, Clean, paint job
Description:  AT&L GP40 4502 sits waiting to go to work. Nice paint job, kinda stands out, if ya know what I mean
Photo Date:  1/25/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:25:39 AM
Location:  Calumet, OK
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATL 4502(GP40)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
Along way from Kentucky
Title:  Along way from Kentucky
Description:  This ex IC/ICG Paducah Rbld, which went to work for the McCoy Elkhorn Coal Co in Wimper Ky, now earns it's keep at the AT&L in central Oklahoma
Photo Date:  1/25/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:29:01 AM
Location:  Calumet, OK
Author:  Ben Helsel
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Locomotives:  ATL 8102(GP10)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
Another colorful unit of the AT&L
Title:  Another colorful unit of the AT&L
Description:  Ex FTRL, Foster Townsend Rail Logistics GP40 works for the Oklahoma Shortline AT&L nowadays
Photo Date:  1/25/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:35:18 AM
Location:  Calumet, OK
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATL 3001(GP40)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
Ex BBD Demo, one of only a handfull blt
Title:  Ex BBD Demo, one of only a handfull blt
Description:  Let alone still working, tho there are quite a few of this type around.
Photo Date:  1/27/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:38:29 AM
Location:  Grenada, MS
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SMNR 3536(HR412W)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
A bit removed from Indiana
Title:  A bit removed from Indiana
Description:  This IORY GP40 is on the Kiamichi RR in West Arkansas working nowadays
Photo Date:  1/29/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:42:03 AM
Location:  Ashdown, AR
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IORY 4031(GP40-2)
Views:  190   Comments: 1
Action in Ashdown Arkansas
Title:  Action in Ashdown Arkansas
Description:  The Kiamichi RR is busy today in Southwest Arkansas as a job works west of downtown and these 3 units await there turn to polish the rails again
Photo Date:  1/29/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:44:45 AM
Location:  Ashdown, AR
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  IORY 4031(GP40-2) KRR 3805(GP35) IORY 4033(GP40)
Views:  276   Comments: 1
Meanwhile, over at Kiamichi central, we find these....
Title:  Meanwhile, over at Kiamichi central, we find these....
Description:  At the Kiamichi RR shops in Hugo Ok, is this line up of units. Alot of color here
Photo Date:  1/29/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:48:26 AM
Location:  Hugo, OK
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CITX 3092(SD40-2) CITX 3112(SD40-2) AEX 100013(SW1500) AEX 100012(SW1500) CEFX 2040(GP20D) CITX 3063(SD40-2)
Views:  313   Comments: 0
Ex SP unit and also ex Rail America to boot
Title:  Ex SP unit and also ex Rail America to boot
Description:  AEX SW1500 waits for assignment at the Kiamichi RR Shops in Oklahoma
Photo Date:  1/29/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:52:17 AM
Location:  Hugo, OK
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AEX 100013(SW1500)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
Another ex SP SW1500
Title:  Another ex SP SW1500
Description:  The twin to the AEX 100013, is this unit, also ex SP and awaiting assigment at the Kiamichi RR Shops in Oklahoma
Photo Date:  1/29/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:54:45 AM
Location:  Hugo, OK
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AEX 100012(SW1500)
Views:  208   Comments: 0
Gotta love that Ferro Mex Paint scheme
Title:  Gotta love that Ferro Mex Paint scheme
Description:  Here we have an FXE ES44AC leading a wb baretable on the UP westbound out of Big Sandy Tx on a nice early winter day
Photo Date:  2/11/2014  Upload Date: 3/7/2014 12:57:38 AM
Location:  Big Sandy, TX
Author:  Ben Helsel
Categories: 
Locomotives:  FXE 4661(ES44AC)
Views:  151   Comments: 0


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