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Photo ID: 639679

Crossing the E-W mains over to the CB&Q yard is NW's transfer, the lineage of this GP7 goes back to the original Wabash roster, the railroad that served the Bluffs up from Moberly, MO. up till 196... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk & Western
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: NW 3473
Train ID: transfer
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 639678

This was a 3-unit set when purchased with the Lucky Strike scheme, A-B-A with the A up front as seen in this group roster at Council Bluffs summer 1967.

Railroad: Chicago Great Western
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CGW 108A
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 639676

The last F7 ordered by CGW looking worn and weary by 1967, 18 years into service.

Railroad: Chicago Great Western
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CGW 156
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 639675

Upon arrival at Council Bluffs this was the first shot of the surroundings exposed on John's roll of film, the human side of railroading always a treat to see.

Railroad: Chicago Great Western
Locomotive: EMD NW2
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CGW 25
Train ID: yard job
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 01, 2017

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Photo ID: 638300

A chilly January day finds the Iowa Interstate making a delivery to the Union Pacific.

Railroad: Iowa Interstate Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: IAIS 600
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 26, 1991


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By: Paul F. De Luca

Added: Nov 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 637413

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DD35A
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 75
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 637412

The Milwaukee had a small facility at Council Bluffs with an assortment of power waiting for assignment when John dropped by.

Railroad: Milwaukee Road
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: MILW 17A
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 637312

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)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E3(A)
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: RI 625
Train ID: 7
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 08, 2017

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Photo ID: 637310

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)

Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1000
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CBQ 9315
Train ID: transfer
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 08, 2017

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Photo ID: 637088

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 1169
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 06, 2017

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Photo ID: 635500

From a 1967 weekend railfanning adventure to Council Bluffs, including a stop at the UP Council Bluffs Engine Terminal

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Alco C630
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2907
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 24, 2017

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Photo ID: 635499

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Alco-GE Coal Turbine
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8080
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 24, 2017

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Photo ID: 628948

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP30B
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 726B
Train ID: stored
Photo Date: May, 1984


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Aug 31, 2017

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Photo ID: 623551

Two UP DDA40X "Centennials" 6922 and 6929 at Council, Bluffs, Iowa in August 1980.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DDA40X
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6922
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1980


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jul 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 622876

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD DD35
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: UP 74B
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 12, 1979


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jul 11, 2017

Views: 6,084
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