Council Bluffs, IA July 2019

badlandnp Jul 30, 2019

  1. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    I had to make a trip to Council Bluffs last weekend for a Saturday memorial service. I lost a close cousin to cancer, his second battle. Was going to make the trip to visit him in the hospice, but that changed quickly. So, I had a few hours to spare early Saturday in town, and was able to find a few spots to video and photo trains, which always is a relaxing and calming thing. Cousin Roger would have definitely approved.

    These first two videos were at the 'east' end of the UP yard, a couple of eastbounds,



     
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    Of course, you have to go to the Rock Island depot museum there, it is a neat little place and is right in the middle of a lot of train action,

    The transfer job to the UP yard when I arrived,


    Followed by his return a couple of hours later, what a horn!!



    And a few teasers of the collection, more to come
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    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    And a few more shots. There is a lot of access to the cars and locos!
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  4. BoxcabE50

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    Nice. Great horn and an older EMD chanting away.
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Dang, thanks for sharing all this! Cool place to watch trains and reminisce.(y)(y)(y)

    Sorry to hear that about your cousin, cancer sucks.
     
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