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I am planning to head out to Nebraska on the 22nd of this month and I have afew questions for people familiar with the area.

1. Is BNSF still running though Grand Island?
2. Is there any places that are normally busy but flooded out/stopped at the moment?
3. Any good places to railfan that have seen an increase of traffic due to flooding?


Whistle Pig

BNSF still has lots of trains on the Alliance line through G.I. Add the UP and NCRC and that's a nice place.

Make sure you go to North Platte. Drive HWY 30 Between GI and NP for maximum enjoyment

Lincoln for the BNSF. Everything for them goes through there.

Omaha has numerous places of interest. Western Heritage museum, Omaha Zoo Railroad(somebody said there were animals there too, but I don't believe it) and Laurentzen gardens has an outside model railroad.

Council Bluffs, Railswest museum, U.P. Museum, Golden spike monument.
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