September 7th, 2018

Trains, Wonderful Trains

Let's Hear it for the Rainbow Fleet

The local BNSF switch job ("Little BN") that serves industries between USA Parkway and the BG Terminal in Fernley is based out of the little two track yard in front of our house. BNSF rotates equipment in and out of here regularly, giving us a bunch of different paint schemes to enliven the parade of Union Pacific Yellow.

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As I was lining up this shot, I saw that the signals at West Fernley had lit up, and just as I snapped it, a Union Pacific container freight roared through in the background at track speed, which is 70 MPH on this stretch.