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I thought I would share some images from my recent outings from the Omaha area. Two of them were taken near Oreapolis and the other two were taken on the BNSF Creston sub. Last weekend on the Creston Sub was the first long railfaning trip my dad and I have done since we lived in California over 5 years ago. There was a lot of traffic and I will have to visit the line more often.

Thanks for looking.
Joe Minor


1. A loaded UP coal train climbs the grade outside of Oreapolis on a beautiful Saturday morning. This train was struggling to make speed, but put on a good show.


2. BNSF approaches the junction at Oreapolis as a manifest lies in the hole.


3. An executive mac leads a loaded coal drag with a beat up UP GE at McPherson.


4. Another SD70MAC brings the MLINCRO upgrade near Emerson, Iowa.
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Whistle Pig
I sure do like the McPherson shot. Has that "farmy" feel. Yeah, there are many photogenic spots on that line. Long ago HWY 34 was alongside the tracks most of the way, but progress moved it. Some of the old hwy still west of Emerson and maybe some other spots. Haven't been that way in years. Thanks for posting. 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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