COUNCIL BLUFFS IA Sept 28 1979 — UP U30C 2955 awaits an assignment. GE built the unit (b/n 40960) in October 1976. Utahrails.net records that the 2955 “was the last U30C on UP, retired on 19 S... (more)
A pair of Iowa Interstate GP38-2's shuffle grain cars at Council Bluffs.
From time to time, some railroads get rid of surplus power, and other railroads pick up other roads' locomotives. In the 1980s, Illinois Central Gulf had excess GP38ACs and the Missouri-Kansas-Te... (more)
Former Conrail and Penn Central SD-45s are now part of the Chicago & Northwestern, as CNW 6557 idles in the yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Former Burlington Northern, now CNW 6567, idles with Conrail and old Penn Central engines, and CNW 4540 in the Council Bluffs yard.
On a rainy day in July 1981, Union Pacific EMD GP40X Nos. 9000 and 9001 sit at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Easily seen in this photo, flared radiators are distinctive feature of the GP40X. Experimental ... (more)
Iowa Railroad GE U28B 22 sits at the roads yard In Council Bluffs Iowa on a nice day in June 1984
A short CN local returns south from Sioux City as it nears Council Bluffs.
The IAIS 703 and 715 do some switching around the south end of their Council Bluffs railyard.
Right across the Missouri River from Omaha, NE is a huge Union Pacific freight yard. I took the drone up to try and get all or most of it in one shot. In this shot, 4 UP locomotives are getting ... (more)
Dressed-up in full "wings" treatment, RI GP7 1226 with F7(A) 103 lays over at Council Bluffs, Iowa on April 27, 1958. Photo by L.E. Stagner, from my slide collection.
Union Pacific FM H-15-44 1329 1500hp built 5/48. Photo from my collection, no photographer information on slide.
#844 is embarking with the Shiloh Limited, it will cross back to Omaha then head south.
Union Pacific ALCO RSC-2 1289 equipped with an extra large snow plow at Council Bluffs, IA. in August, 1967. Photo from my slide collection, no photographer listed.
Four-year-old Union Pacific SD70ACe 8449, combined with SD70M 3980 (the former Southern Pacific 9806) and SD70ACe 8505, bring a manifest across 16th Avenue to the railroad’s Council Bluffs Yard.... (more)