Grand Island sits along the Platte River in the east central part of Nebraska. The Union Pacific and Chicago Burlington & Quincy crossed at grade on the city's east side, and for many years this proved to be a busy intersection for train traffic. In 1995, a new Burlington Northern overpass over the Union Pacific main line was completed. Today, BNSF operates the ex-CB&Q line, while the U.P. continues its dominance on its Overland Route.
In this program, we begin by showing operations in Grand Island in 1979, when a tower controlled the diamond.
We then capture the action in May 2010. Union Pacific keeps its double track main line busy with all types of freight, while the BNSF hauls mostly Powder River Basin coal trains on its route from Alliance to Lincoln, Nebraska. You will enjoy the exciting new locomotive power as it makes its way along this historic hotspot. There's never a dull moment, as several trains cross over and under each other simultaneously. Short line Nebraska Central is also captured as it operates the former U.P. branch line to Ord.
This location is very popular with rail fans all across the country and now you can be close to the action as you view over 90 trains in "Grand Island, Nebraska"!
Copyright 2010 C. Vision Productions Running time 2 Hours Color, HiFi Stereo Sound, narration on-off feature, 16:9 Widescreen format