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  1. CGW101c

    BNSF 6075 The 25th Anniversary Locomotive

    Spotted today at Waverly NE about 2pm westbound. If you see it let us know here.
  2. CGW101c

    Anybody near Hamlet Indiana?

    At the grain elevator there may still be a GP9 #753 that used to be CNW 1719. I rode in it in 1971 and spent many hours recording the sound. Just wondering if the ole girl was still kickin.
  3. CGW101c

    Some Old Prints

    As we have some time to scan and sort boxes of prints from 1980 to 2000 or so, here are "some old prints". This first batch is from my brand new in 1998 N65 Nikon film camera. I finally could afford a new camera. 8 years or so later digital changed life as we knew it. Some of the Topeka KS BNSF...
  4. CGW101c

    Chicago Great Western north of West Chicago IL

    In the blink of an eye 57 years passes but the memories of F units at Ingalton stay. Ingalton on the Chicago Great Western north of West Chicago IL. Happy New year to all you train nuts, railfans, and historians.
  5. CGW101c

    Omaha Posse visits the Cumbres and Toltec

    Parts of the Posse went west this week to the Narrow Gauge. Here are a few from a 3 day trip. We went primarily to find some spots to record the sound of steam away from the highway. I hiked to a point just to the west of Windy Point. No easy task for an old geezer at 10,000 feet. Other...
  6. CGW101c

    C&TS and few others

    2315 miles of driving, mostly to ride the C&TS but many stops on the way there and back. Being retired is great. Stuffed and mounted at the Royal Gorge is the 499 and couple of views into the gorge. Heard the train down there but didn't see. Apparently this is station to go up to the bridge...
  7. CGW101c

    Some Old Slides Rerun

    Since we haven't seen these in a couple of years I am going to repost them just for fun.
  8. CGW101c

    UP Small Passenger Train

    Headed west out of Omaha about 9am. No Idea where it's headed or the reason.
  9. CGW101c

    July 2018 Catch up

    I usually carry 2 cameras. One is a Nikon P900 which I like because it is lightweight and has a great zoom on it. I had the opportunity to serve as a car host on the UP Museum fundraising train that was run on the day after the Frontier Days train in Denver. This trip allowed the UP to return...
  10. CGW101c

    C&TS Fireman School

    Spent last week in the Narrow Gauge steam capital, Chama, NM. I always wanted to shovel coal and learn the operation of the narrow gauge. We had some great instructors and spent 3 days on the train from Chama to Antonito, running the full line from both directions, learning how to fire and...
  11. CGW101c

    Huron and Eastern #100

    Does anybody know if the Huron and Eastern GP9 #100 still exists? I am trying to find out what horn was on the CNW 1720 and in the Youtube video of the 100 the horn is very close if not exactly like the 1720. I think it may have been a horn manufactured by Prime. It is my absolute favorite horn...
  12. CGW101c

    CN 5430 on former IC tracks

    Westbound at Quincy Trail Road, Just west of Woodbine Iowa on the former IC. The giant 6 car train heads for Council Bluffs. At this point the CN parallels the CNW(UP) until it crosses over the UP at Willet about 2 miles west of Quincy Trail RD
  13. CGW101c

    Question on steam loco engineer's protective clothing

    I have operated a 30 ton Austrian 0-6-2T for over 30 years and will be heading to the C&TS in Chama, NM later next year and would like to get some protective arm sleeves. I usually see them in old photos of locomotive crews. The only ones I see on the internet are Kevlar, which wasn't invented...
  14. CGW101c

    Late November Omaha Area Catch Up

    Just some stuff from around Omaha and Council Bluffs. Some UP passenger cars at the Heritage Shops, The UP 1943 on the Missouri River bridge and some other stuff.
  15. CGW101c

    30 degrees at Oreopolis, 11/22/2017

    Some fun numbers for Bill. A NB UP Train and some EB and WB BNSF trains. Form A's and Form B's abound on the Creston sub today. Probably pre holiday work. 4 or 5 westbounds piled up. I didn't wait for the whole parade. EB Crossing the UP at Oreopolis WB Crossing the UP at Oreopolis...
  16. CGW101c

    Chama, NM October 6,2017

    Took trip to Antonito CO. and Chama NM last week. Great fall colors and of coal fired STEAM locomotives. More private property signs along the line east from Chama. Plenty of pull offs on Hwy 17 but a hike along the tracks in some places could change the views. I understand that with the sheer...
  17. CGW101c

    No Hurricanes or Fires. But where is the Posse?

    I finally got out for quick trip to Lincoln NE the other day. Railfanning is hampered by road destruction. I am assuming they will put the roadway back together someday. Anyway here two BNSF trains coming along side each other just south of Waverly and the signal indications they were facing...
  18. CGW101c

    UP 844 back towards Cheyenne July 1, 2017

    Heading back to Cheyenne on the old CNW is the 844 crossing the Elkhorn River at Arlington Artsy bridge shot. I like it Standard shot at Fremont.
  19. CGW101c

    Out and About Council Bluffs June,12 2017

    Had to stop by the county court today as a prosecution witness so I couldn't chase the UP 844. Thought I would get a quick shot from the middle of the UP north yard trying to avoid detection from the UP RR Police. Nope. Grabbed one and it served me right. It was not in focus. The UP guy was...
  20. CGW101c

    Cold and Rainy in Nebraska or is it the PNW? April 29,2017

    Two from around Fremont Ne on a rainy 41 degree day. They even cancelled the running of the steam engines at the zoo. That is really rare. Maybe sun next week so the flowers will grow. Probably be 90 degrees. Westbound Coal Empty on the old CNW east of Fremont Eastbound Stack on the...




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