News Wire: UP museum special in Nebraska

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:20 PM

OMAHA, Neb. — On Sunday, Aug. 13, Union Pacific ran a special passenger excursion to raise money for the Union Pacific Museum. The train left Omaha at 8:30 a.m. and ran out to Columbus, Neb., where it was turned on the wye and ran back to Omaha... 

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:53 PM

What a beautiful train that is. Way to go Union Pacific. 

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Posted by jeffhergert on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:26 PM

I think this is the special that got delayed a bit (I'm not sure if on the outbound or inbound leg of the trip.) on the outskirts of Omaha.  A monster manifest got a wrong end drawbar while going through a power crossover, thus blocking both mains for a while.  The engines off a following train were used to pull the rear of the train clear of the crossovers to allow the special to have a route through. 


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