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Burlington Northern Railroad freight train symbol 75 at Hecla, NE

Burlington Northern Railroad freight train symbol 75 at Hecla, NE

The next morning (June 16, 1981), engines 8001 and 6385 lead train 75 through Hecla. The engines are pulling 78 cars.

Burlington Northern caboose on freight train symbol 75 at Hecla, NE

I always enjoyed the railroad lines away from the big cities. The railroaders seemed to be friendlier. As we were following this train we were listening in on my scanner and heard the following conversation:
Engineer, "Hey there are a couple pretty girls in this car at the crossing - you better grab Herby so he doesn't jump"
About a mile later the headend called the conductor again, "Is Herbie still with us?"
Conductor, "I had to grab Herby by the shirt tails, but Herby didn't jump." Disk 82

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