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  1. brad_in_omaha

    UP 844 in Omaha, NE

    The UP 844 rolled in to Omaha yesterday afternoon, sporting a new black nose. For years its been silver. The red mars light was also removed during the rebuild. Wish I would have had more time to get out and chase it across the plains. 1. 20170612SC8A3743 by Brad Williams, on Flickr...
  2. brad_in_omaha

    Past Couple Weekends

    Its been way too long since I have posted any photos, but I actually made it out to the tracks with my camera 3 times since Thanksgiving! First off Black Friday: 1. BNSF Bayard Train in the foreground, IAIS CBBI in the background. BNSF has just returned and waiting a crew to take it back to...
  3. brad_in_omaha

    SD40-2 Locomotives and Cabooses in 2016

    SD40-2 Locomotives and Cabooses in 2016 It's great that we an still photograph SD40-2 Locomotives (or SD40N now)and Cabooses in 2016! The SD40-2s are sharp looking too, nice paint and not tagged! 1. 2/20/2016, I caught the 1988 in Downtown Omaha 20160220SC8A2941 by Brad Williams, on...
  4. UP 844 Omaha Amtrak Depot

    UP 844 Omaha Amtrak Depot

    Backing from Gibson Yard to the UP main line is UP 844 on June 26, 2013
  5. G

    Great Nebraska Railroad History

    I love to find old articles or out of print books related to railroad or railroad history. Ran across this link and really enjoyed reading this newspaper article on Nebraska Railroads. Was from a Lincoln Nebraska newspaper in June 1887. Just thought I would share this and Im sure some of you...
  6. MP 1079 Downtown Omaha, NE

    MP 1079 Downtown Omaha, NE

    MP 1079 works it's way toward the MP Grace St. Yard
  7. MP 1079 Downtown Omaha, NE

    MP 1079 Downtown Omaha, NE

    MP 1079 works it's way toward the MP Grace St. Yard
  8. CNW 1720

    CNW 1720

    CNW 1720 Switches the Cargill Elevator at 78th and Dodge St in Omaha, NE
  9. brad_in_omaha

    844 Comes to Omaha/Council Bluffs

    UP 844 North to Omaha/CB - STPCB-08 1. South of Offutt AFB on Fairview. 2. South of Offutt AFB 3. South leg of the Wimmer Wye 4. South leg of the Wimmer Wye 5. South leg of the Wimmer Wye 6. South leg of the Wimmer Wye 7. Vinton Street 8. Vinton...
  10. brad_in_omaha

    69 Degrees in January!!!!

    I went to Council Bluffs to shoot some Omaha Skyline, and got a few trains on the way. I didn't sit around so I missed a lot of trains! With the Blair Sub close, Omaha was busy. 1. GTW 5858 in the UP Pool Yard. 2. Old Rock Island car in the CN yard Then I knocked out a few...
  11. brad_in_omaha

    Eastern, NE and Western, IA

    These were taken between 9/26 and 10/2. I have been so busy lately, I just haven't had time to go through and get them posted. First Off, here are a couple shots of the Pink Ribbon Locomotive on the UP Display Track in Downtown Omaha. 1. 2. The next several are from 9/26. After...
  12. brad_in_omaha

    -Railfans of Omaha & Council Bluffs-

    I have Created a new -Railfans of Omaha & Council Bluffs- Yahoo Group. There is currently an "Omaha Group" but lately is has turned in to politics and off topic BS. This new group is not ment to be a replacement to...
  13. brad_in_omaha

    Aerial Flood Photos - Part 2

    Round two - flood aerials! All photos from Round One and Two are on my website at 1. Gifford Farm, The BNSF Omaha to Oreapolis line runs along the hill in the upper right part of the photo, this is river flood water. 2. Gifford Farm, I am...
  14. brad_in_omaha

    Trio of Geeps!

    Trio of Geeps! 1. Next to the Burlington Station in Omaha, NE waiting for a light power move to clear so they could head over to Council Bluffs. There was a Coal Train waiting for a local that was waiting on a light power move that was waiting on a Manifest that was waiting on another...
  15. brad_in_omaha

    Aerials of 2011 Flooding

    Aerials of 2011 Missouri River Flood This experience today was Unbelievable! Places I have gone my whole life completely under water! I mostly posted Railroad related Photos. Here is a page I started building with all of them: 1. This was an...
  16. brad_in_omaha

    1995 IAIS Detour

    With all the Flooding in the Area, the Union Pacific is detouring trains over the Iowa Interstate Railroad to give UP Maintenance Of Way Workers more track time. Last night/This Morning, the Union Pacific 1995, Chicago and North Western Heritage Unit detoured over the Iowa Interstate. It was...
  17. brad_in_omaha

    844 Arrives at CWS

    The 844 Arrived in Downtown Omaha Today just outside The Trade (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, AKA TDAPO), Home to the NCAA Mens College World Series. It looks GREAT!!! 1. 2. 3. 4. UP 7410 is also there 5. 6. 7.
  18. brad_in_omaha

    844 Comes to Omaha

    844 Comes to Omaha 1. This could be better without a couple people........ :mad: 2. 3. 4. This came down the hill while we were waiting.
  19. brad_in_omaha

    Three Great Trains Today!

    Three Great Trains Today! What a Great Day! Two Passenger Specials and a Heritage Unit! 1. First off, a quick coal load while I wait for the first Passenger Train of the Day. Special #1 SCBKC-17 UP7454 2. Approaching Summit UP1995 Heritage Unit - MPRNP With 8 Units on the...
  20. njurgensen

    Saturday A.M. in Omaha

    Hello all. I woke up Saturday morning at about 7:30 and heard 3 BNSF trains go through Ralston in a matter of 45 minutes. I had to show a family member how to get to the Qwest Center for state wrestling here in town and so I decided to stop by at Amtrak and hang out for a while to see what... 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.