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Finally got out of Omaha and headed west to see family in Oregon. The usual I-80 through Nebraska and Wyoming and then I-84 into Oregon.
Along the way west there were many trains and we kept moving as we really wanted to get there. Came up on train after crossing into Utah and made a stop at...
Made a trip to St. Louis for the purpose of bicycling the Katy trail and the Mississippi Greenway trail which meanders between the river and the industrial district north of the arch.
A few of the switchers that I saw along the way. FTRL had 2 other geeps that I could see and 2 end cab...
Went for a drive with CGW101c. Not much moving, but with the low sun and colorful locomotives we were able to photograph a few railroady subjects.
IAIS 601 on the west end of the Council Bluffs yards
KCS 4792 grain train power near the east side of the CNW C.B. yards.
Went for a brief visit to Oregon to see the GrandKiddos. Of course if you are near Albany you must go to Queen Ave and see what's happening.
We went looking for the P&W SD7 1501. Alas, it must have been in the shop. We were treated to a very clean 3003 switching there. The Albany and Eastern...
Mrs. Z and I decided visit the bicycling trails in the Mankato Minnesota area. Nowadays many bicycle trails are built on former railroad roadbed.
My favorite railroad, Chicago Great Western, unfortunately has much abandoned roadbed and I have done more than a few miles in Iowa and Minnesota...
Hot week last week. CGW10c and I decided to head for Louisville, Ashland and beyond to see what was happening. We got out of the car at Louisville to photograph an NS freight and all the lens' fogged right away. I guess we will drive with the windows down for a while. We went to Ashland and the...
August 16, 2015.........
I was at a gathering at Louisville (Nebraska) state lakes and the BN mainline is right there next to the park. Naturally I squinted through the trees to watch each train. Near the end of the evening there was a orange, yellow and then blue. Sure looks like a...
CB&Q ran excursions with 5632 in the Omaha area in the early 60's. Circle tour Lincoln to Omaha through Ashland, Chalco and Ralston and back to Lincoln through Bellevue, Oreopolis,, Louisville and Ashland.
A really nice man, Fred Kujawa, gave me his train negs to take care of. Here are 2 of my...
On the way to Lincoln, Neb. for the Nebraska-Miami Game September 20th, 2014. Passing through Ralston, Nebraska
So, it's been a while since I've been out and even longer since I posted anything. A few Friday's ago I had a day off and my wife had to work, poor thing. So with yard work and cleaning to do, plus some car repairs that needed done, what is the best use of my time? That's correct...
Here are a few from the Omaha BNSF area. I am blessed with a wife who draws trains like a magnet. If I go with my brother or one of my good friends, we fight to find a train. The pictures included here are from some trips where my wife and I are on our way somehwere else. Gretna, Hwy 6 on...
I haven't posted for a while and I did go out at the end of November (29th)for a drive around the area.
Since I normally travel the BNSF south west from Omaha, I thought I would change direction and see what the UP was doing.
When I got to Valley (Nebraska) there was a group "older" power...
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