Omaha and Council Bluffs on Christmas Weekend in the Snow

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brad_in_omaha

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Omaha and Council Bluffs on Christmas Weekend in the Snow

1. The IAIS 601 and 650 return with a cut of cars from the UP yard in Council Bluffs
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by Brad Williams, on Flickr

2. I believe this is the Bayard Train heading back to Omaha
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by Brad Williams, on Flickr

3. Same Bayard Train
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by Brad Williams, on Flickr

4. Same Bayard Train, leaving the BNSF heading on to UP Tracks to cross the river back in to Omaha.
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by Brad Williams, on Flickr

5. The Caboose on the Bayard Train
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by Brad Williams, on Flickr

6. The Baryard train now in Omaha in front the the Burlington Station.
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by Brad Williams, on Flickr

7. Two UP SD40-2's in the Old Chicago Northwestern Yard in Council Bluffs. Its great seeing these locomotives back in town. 1681 has been rebuilt in to a SD40-N.
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by Brad Williams, on Flickr

8. Two UP SD40-2's in the Old Chicago Northwestern Yard in Council Bluffs. Its great seeing these locomotives back in town. 1681 has been rebuilt in to a SD40-N.
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by Brad Williams, on Flickr

9. Finally a BNSF Grain Shuttle on the Iowa Interstate Mainline heading towards Hacock.
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by Brad Williams, on Flickr
 

Zoohogger

Whistle Pig
I really like the Black and white. Reminds me of the old days before there was color. I remember it well.
Thanks for braving the cold and damp Brad so that I can enjoy the photos in my warm office with an adult beverage.

Did you shoot black and white with camera settings or change it in the computer after?
Rick zorko
 

brad_in_omaha

Active Member
Thanks, I shot black and white film for several years, but kind of got away from it when I went digital. I keep telling myself to do more. I really enjoy it.

I converted these it in the computer after. I shoot in RAW, and with a canon, even when you shoot in B&W RAW on the camera, when you open it up in the computer its color anyways. Its taken me a little bit to get them to look the way I want. I have another set I am working on now that I think will look even better.
 

CGW101c

CGW Fan
The UP still uses a caboose on the transfer that goes to the North Omaha Yard from Council Bluffs. It has to back down into the BNSF Gibson yard, usually in the dark. The last time I saw it, it a MOP red caboose.
 

brad_in_omaha

Active Member
I haven't seen the UP use a caboose since they put in the new switch in front of Amtrak. I don't see that local very often, but its been a long time since I have seen the MP Cabooses.
 




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