Where is the Omaha Posse?

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Not this week. It's 50 degrees. Here is some from this morning of a windmill train on the Omaha sub. A little snow left. And some ice.

BNSF Windmill.JPG


IAIS 710_012718.JPG Iowa Interstate in the old Rock Island transfer yard in Council Bluffs.
New place called East River. Just east of the Missouri River and west of Pacific Junction.

East River Small.JPG The wall in the backround is on the Nebraska side of the river.
Here is one of the whole train taken from the Hwy 34 overpass. We didn't get much snow in Omaha. 40 miles west they got a foot or more and blizzard warnings

DSC_7662.JPG A little snow left.
And in case you missed the post from a few years ago called "Some Old Slides" here are 2 pics of the west end of the Missouri River bridge.

SS 17 (2).jpg Circa 1972, East River is in upper left but wasn't there then.

SS 17 (26).jpg Grading for the new alignment

Bill Anderson

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Circa 1972, East River is in upper left but wasn't there then.
Grading for the new alignment
I remember seeing photos of construction of the new alignment and bridge in an old BN Annual from the early-mid 70's. I'll have to look it up, but I believe the original curve had a speed limit of around 10mph.
Here are 2 from a couple days ago. The CN train that runs to north Omaha switches a place on the SE side of the airport. There are no public roads that have a view of the tracks. I took these from Abbott Dr which is the main north south road from Omaha to the Airport. The first pic is the "distant view" and the second one is the zoomed in view of the train getting ready to back some tank cars in to the industry. In the backround to right is the swing bridge over the Missouri River. This is former IC. It is about a mile away if you follow the tracks

CN5449 EOmaha_1_012718.jpg Little red dot in the middle is the locomotive

CN5449 EOmaha_2_012718.jpg


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-A late Amtrak 6 on Feb 1st at Oreapolis NE Note the Amtrak California car behind the power.
-A CITX as DPU at Louisville NE the same day.
-Some trackside time in Fremont NE on Feb 2nd. Both pictured trains talked with the DS about PTC issues they were getting at this point on the RR.


Just a note: I was in Plattsmouth Monday morning and had originally thought that there was double track from the river to Oreapolis. Nope. It is still single track from the west end of the river bridges and into Plattsmouth. There it switches to double track to Oreapolis.
Trains in the snow today. Blue sky went away by 3pm. Snow tomorrow.

BNSF Coal Locos_020718.jpg Power on the coal train unloading at Mid America power

IAIS710_020718.jpg IAIS 710 backing toward the IAIS yard with KCS grain locos.

RI Depot_020718.jpg A snowy depot

UP7732_020718.jpg Some up locos at the west end of Omaha Depots

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