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One of the major industries of Council Bluffs--railroading--is evident in this aerial photo. In the foreground is the Burlington roundhouse and yards. Above the yards is Sixteenth Avenue. Main Street is on the right. The track that runs at an…

The Burlington Railroad Depot...has been purchased by Blue Star Foods Inc. whose main plant and offices are located across the street from the 79-year-old building. The depot has been used as a freight office since the advent of the Amtrak system and…

Paul Pace, 42, 2904 Renner Drive, Twin City Plaza, was admitted to Mercy Hospital early Wednesday afternoon after his station wagon and Burlington switch engine collided near Highway 192 and Thirty-second Avenue. The engine only passes the…

Tracks...were bent into half circle by the big engines as the plowed up several hundred yards of rails and ties.

Demolished Diesel Unit...lies on its side along Burlington Railroad at wreck scene. Nonpareil photo by Don Patton.

Weather beaten sign northwest of County Road G crossing tells motorists a railroad is 300 feet ahead and advises to "take no chances." This and and the usual x-shape railroad crosses are the only warning signs at the intersection. In background are…

Pacific Junction is becoming the end of the line for many of the Burlington Railroad's old steam locomotives which have been crowded off the road by modern diesel units. The steamers are brought to the marshalling yards at Pacific Junction where…

A "Breakneck" Speedster...which averaged 31 miles per hour in a mail run from Chicago to Council Bluffs in 1884 is shown in this 75-year old photograph. The steamer pulled two cars.

Vacated By The Railroad...this section of the Burlington Freight Depot will be a leased to a local concern for warehouse storage.

Tons of diesel locomotive above him doesn't bother this Burlington Railroad yard man as he checks the alignment of the engine's wheels. The lead wheels on the three trucks of a double diesel unit dropped off the track near Main Street and Eleventh…

Jutting McPaul derailment, this flat car didn't get into orbit Tuesday. Its load, polished slabs of granite, slid off, foreground. Other picture on page 5.
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