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  1. Five times the fun

    Five times the fun

    Five standard cab UP EMDs lead the LGIGI into North Platte.
  2. Foggy departure

    Foggy departure

    UP 844 departs North Platte in a heavy fog with the Shiloh Limited.
  3. Platte River Crossing

    Platte River Crossing

    Amtrak's California Zephyr crosses the Platte River for the second time in an hour, south of Omaha, at Oreopalis, Neb., near the Plattsmouth, Neb., Missouri River crossing. First crossing was just east of Lincoln, between Omaha and Lincoln, at Linoma, near Ashland. That photo was taken with... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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