Omaha Posse 2021

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Zoohogger

Whistle Pig
Heat. July 21, 2021. Oakland Nebraska.
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Zoohogger

Whistle Pig
Here a a few from Oreopolis, Nebraska, which is a junction north of Plattsmouth. Two lines of the BNSF meet here and are also crossed by the UP(ex Mop) line. July 8, 2021
 

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papio

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A couple of switchers at an elevator in Beatrice NE.
 

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papio

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Some photos from last week in the North Platte NE area.
 

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papio

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A few more...08.06.21...05.jpg
 

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CGW101c

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Definitely August in Nebraska. 98 degrees yesterday. 93 today. I have a part time gig running a 30" gauge 30 ton steam locomotive. This is the only time of the year when I question my sanity and my choice of standing next to a boiler for 8 hours. Anyway.....here are some photos I took today from the coolness of the air conditioned car in Council Bluffs Iowa. The EJ&E 703 (shut off and sitting quietly) and a quick shot of the CN 5477 doing some car sorting.
 

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CGW101c

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High of 81 today. Nice cool morning so a trip the Creston sub was in order. Pacific Jct always has a train some where around. First up a northbound on the Napier sub with the 9289 and DPU 6342, images taken from the old Hwy 34 bridge over the Napier Sub south of Pacific Jct. This train will turn and head west. Next a EB on the main with a special UCEX coal hopper and the 6111 anniversary unit as a DPU. Leader was 6032 seen at Pacific Jct and then just east of Balfour, a crossover at the top the hill out of Glenwood. Next up two trains at East River, where the single track splits to go over the Missouri River and into Nebraska. Also stopped at East Pacific Jct is the 9686, DPU of a westbound hopper train. It went west after the 6032 cleared.
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CGW101c

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Here are the trains at East River. BNSF 8387 WB oilcans, EB 8415 coal w DPU 9262. There was a road crossing here a while back but with a new overpass a mile east they closed this one. Nice quiet place to watch the trains go by now and you can see the WB diverging signal. Last is a telephoto of East River with the rear end of the tank train and the EB coming. Missouri River bridges can be seen just above the trains.
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Zoohogger

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Yeah, what he said……. Same trip.
#1 eastbound manifest at a rural road overpass near Balfor, Iowa
#2 the 6032 from the other side of the wooden bridge.
#3 looking north from the old HWY 34 bridge towards P. Jct, Iowa
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Zoohogger

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It was a dull, cloudy day in Eastern Nebraska. Heading to Oakland to visit mom-in-law I stopped in Fremont and saw something I have never been able to catch (in 50 years). The UP switcher was on the south side of the CB&Q and getting ready to cross the diamond. The BNSF had a train running long end first and he moved down and cleared up. Then UP 819 went across and the 5284 headed towards the station. they may have gone north, but I needed to get moving. I saw no other trains moving between Fremont and Oakland.
 

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CGW101c

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3 from this week. The BNSF 8434 on train 410 dropping some cars off at National By Products (old name, don't know what it is called now), just north of La Platte NE. The UP 1135 on the 84th St. bridge shoving east towards Seymour. And from today a EB coal train with the 6383 waiting at Cullom (MP 14.35) west of Oreapolis.
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CGW101c

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Last day of Sept 2021 finds a BNSF train at Leshara, NE (south of Fremont) and 2 UP trains near Kennard, NE (east of Fremont).
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papio

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Hadn't seen this KCS switcher at the Bartlett elevator in Council Bluffs before (10.02.21).
 

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CGW101c

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Amtrak was late again and almost got later as a semi got stuck under a bridge in downtown Omaha. But they got it cleared before Amtrak got downtown. Here are some shots at 48th St in Omaha. This is on a nice hill that had to be doubled by loaded coal trains a number of times back in the 1990's when I lived near there. Then some shots from a high perch near the new road bridge over the tracks west of Pacific Jct. Iowa. Now there are no grade crossings from the river to Pacific Jct. After Amtrak went by 101 the local came west out of south Omaha. 801 waited at East River for 2 westbounds, the GALLIN and one off the Napier sub. Then came into Pacific Jct with a Waycar on the end, the way it should be
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CGW101c

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Here is 801 Sorry about the order of the images. I'll have to learn to number them in accordance with the descriptions. Waycar is the old CB&Q terminology for caboose.
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