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UP freight train symbol NPO east of Brule, NE

UP freight train symbol NPO east of Brule, NE

A little further east of Brule, I caught train NPO with engines 8036 SP8405 (SD40) and an SP SD45. The NPO (North Platte Ogden) handled empties returning to the Southern Pacific at Ogden.

UP coal train IPUE east of Brule

Get ready to be covered in coal dust. Engines 3367 and 3286 pull coal train IPUE (Iowa Power Unit East). This train loaded in the Hanna Basin and was headed to the Iowa Public Service power plant at Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. The train was interchanged with the Chicago Northwestern at Council Bluffs. The loaded trip covered 732 miles. Disk 77