A chilly January day finds the Iowa Interstate making a delivery to the Union Pacific.
This double-diesel was only two years into it's service life when John captured it at Council Bluffs in the summer of 1967. It's B-mate sits behind--Four motors, two bodies, one cab. For a closer ... (more)
The Milwaukee had a small facility at Council Bluffs with an assortment of power waiting for assignment when John dropped by.
The last remnant of Rocky Mountain/Corn Belt Rockets, a month after being demoted to nameless train #7, departs Council Bluffs for the Omaha side of the river. The announced loss of it's primary ... (more)
After riding train #7, the now unnamed ex Cornhusker/Corn Belt Rocket from the Quad Cities, the photographer walks west of the depot to catch the activity near 16th Ave. in the terminal trackage, ... (more)
The sun pops out on a weekend railfan trip to Council Bluff and John made hay at the UP terminal. He was in the Midwest for work assignment and had the weekend to explore, riding a Rock Island tra... (more)
From a 1967 weekend railfanning adventure to Council Bluffs, including a stop at the UP Council Bluffs Engine Terminal
Move over 1943, Here's your UP Lab LOCO! This franken-ALCO was a graveyard smash! It was spotted at the Bluffs in the Summer Of Love prior to being traded in to EMD in '68 for it's own 'monster m... (more)
Three Union Pacific EMD GP30Bs are stored at Council Bluffs, Iowa, in May of 1984. Only 40 of these unique locomotives were built, all for UP. Middle locomotive No. 731B is one of 13 units equippe... (more)
Two UP DDA40X "Centennials" 6922 and 6929 at Council, Bluffs, Iowa in August 1980.
Union Pacific's EMD DD35B's mingle with stored GP9/SD24A and B units on the deadline at Council Bluffs on November 12, 1979. Photo taken from my slide collection, no photographer listed... (more)
The CCP is making a delivery to the UP yard in the Bluffs as the SW10 works the yard lead.
ICG SD20 No.2010 with GM&O GP38-2 no.714 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. ICG rebuilt 38 SD24s to 2000hp SD20s.
Two U50's spliced by a GP9B lead an early pig train.
An early challenger.