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A trip around Council Bluffs on the way to grab a late lunch, shows 8 locomotives idling away on BNSF and the Iowa Interstate dropped a car on the siding around 17th st and then took off westbound, for what I assume was, to pick up the UP transfer. Have a Happy New Year. Tom

BNSF_SCBIA_123113.jpg Idling waiting in the BNSF So. Council Bluffs Yard

IAIS601_123113.jpg Setting out around 17th St

IAIS601_650_701_123113.jpg Heading west

NS9391_123113.jpg Thoroughbred


Photo Critiques Welcome
Do they have that slug mated with the 601 or is it along for the ride?


The slug is mated to the 601. It seems to stay on the west end of system, performing the yard switching an picking up the transfer from the UP. Must be a heavy load today usually there is no 3rd unit. 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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