Lincoln, NE area shots

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njurgensen

Railfanning Meteorologist
This will be a thread where I dump any and all pictures RR associated that I take in and around Lincoln. I attend the University of Nebraska and my parking lot is right next to the busy Creston Sub northeast of Hobson Yard (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.824186,-96.703276&num=1&t=h&vpsrc=0&gl=us&z=18). Most the photos I take will be of what I see while parking and heading to class so please excuse the amateurism of them. I hope to actually get out and go 'fanning one of these days when I'm not cramming for tests. I am open for critique on my photos so feel free to jump in with advice or slander. Anyone else who has photos in the Lincoln area and would like to post them are more than welcome to do so on this thread as well if they so choose. I hope you enjoy.
 
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Smitty905

New Member
That's very nice of you to share your fav. spot with us :) I don't think I could bring myself to do such a thing,...I'm greedy like that though...

Do you need a special university pass to park there?

Your talk of Railfanning in college reminds me of the only spring break "trip" I took. The kind of spring break only this kind of forum could appreciate. I went out to Gibbon, Nebraska and watched about 140 trains roll by. Turned out they were flying by too fast for the crappy old camera I had at the time. So I got a bunch of developed film of yellow blurs,..but I still had a good time.
 

Smitty905

New Member
Here is a good site that has pictures and historical shots from literally FEET from the green arrow in your Google/map.

http://www.trainweb.org/screamingeagle/history.html

The MP and CNW GP-9s were taken at about the same location of your photo above.
That's a great read Chet, I'm a huge fan of any historical pictures of Railroad in Lincoln, esp on lines that aren't there anymore. There was a good article in the Lincoln Journal Star about the history of Rock Island in Lincoln the other day, I hope everyone got a chance to read it.
 
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njurgensen

Railfanning Meteorologist
Here is a good site that has pictures and historical shots from literally FEET from the green arrow in your Google/map.

http://www.trainweb.org/screamingeagle/history.html

The MP and CNW GP-9s were taken at about the same location of your photo above.
I've actually come across that website before but never actually explored it. Thanks for bringing it up, Chet.

That's very nice of you to share your fav. spot with us :) I don't think I could bring myself to do such a thing,...I'm greedy like that though...

Do you need a special university pass to park there?
I wouldn't necessarily call it my favorite spot. It's just the parking lot I park in 5 days a week when I go to class. I usually see something waiting for a clear signal to enter Hobson or a slow roller leaving town so I figured I'd bring my camera everyday to start catching it all. I missed a nice consist today which included a white nose BN EMD, two ATSF Warbonnets, and a CSX GEVO. I could see it as I walked back but it was too far away to snap. I just have a University park pass to park there during the week. It's open on weekends though.
 
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RailfanRails

Guest
Been hunting for that unit. Where did you catch it at?
 
C

-chet

Guest
It's usually parked in the OLB shed with the doors closed. It rarely sees daylight.
 
C

-chet

Guest
Wow. you got more snow that we did. We just got a couple inches of salt.
 

brad_in_omaha

Active Member
Awesome Power!

FYI, I uploaded a new google earth map to the Railfans of Omaha and CB Group today. I did a lot of work on the Lincoln area. I got BN, UP, CNW, CRIP, MoPac all in there. Crazy when you think Lincoln is about 99% BNSF now and most of the old ROW are bike trails.
 




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