Action at the Butte terminal reveals a rainbow of boxcar colors behind #293.
Rolling by with 10-year old NP 298 pulling general manifest through the NP yard limits, wooden caboose #1367 brings up the markers.
Electric wires over the BAP were de-energized in 1967, here is the future.
Electrification of the BAP ended in 1967.
Cedar Rapids has the markers on the Morning Hiawatha as it stops at the Dells, the bulk of the train sitting on the impressive steel bridge over the Wisconsin River. Summer 1967
Easing into it's stop at the Dells is the morning Hi, the CP boxcar in the distance forshadowing future changes on this mainline.
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)
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.
The last F7 ordered by CGW looking worn and weary by 1967, 18 years into service.
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.
This colorful wooden stock car was still in service in September 1967 spotted at the NP terminal yard.
The UP regional train from Ogden/Salt Lake is tied up at the NP depot. It lasted up till Amtrak day.
Scheduled for a morning arrival in Butte Montana, train #26, the North Coast Limited still looks good.
Ten years into it's service life NP 309 works the yard at the Butte terminal.
The slogan on this caboose reads, "Everyone gains where courtesy reigns". Ahead pulling this train, a Gas Turbine electric. To see the head end, search photo #639380 and thanks to Rick Erben for t... (more)