Just west of Mullen (known for two great golf courses) in the Nebraska Sand Hills. BNSF coal train heading empty to the Powder Ridge Basin in Wyoming. Not the same route but inspiration by John McPhee's Coal Train, in Uncommon Carriers. Canon 5D, 17-40mm f/4L, ISO 320, f/8.0, 1/400, 40mm.
And just a little further west on NE Route 2. Still the 5D and the 17-40. This time at 36mm, ISO 50, f/22, with a shutter speed of 1/3 of a second. There may have been a polarizer mounted to help get the effect. These days it would have been the Singh-Ray Vari-ND, to reduce the light, slow the shutter speed and get the blades smoothed out.