RR Days 08 - Council Bluffs, Iowa

Railroads Days "Cow catcher" Logo Saturday, July 12 - This Morning, Mike Bruening
  and I visited two of Three Railroad location in
  Council Bluffs: RailsWest Railroad Museum and
  the Union Pacific Railroad Museum.
Caboose at RealWest Rolling stock display Union Pacific Museum  Rail Road Flyer

RailsWest Railroad Museum - "Celebrate Railroad and the Military”
  Here we viewed The Historical Displays & Model Railroad Inside and Rolling Stock outside.
Rail West LOgo


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Trolley Stop.. ...North  of the Track -  16th Avenue South Main Street, Council Bluffs, IA


Historical Displays Inside

  The Lobby has extensive railroad historical, including role of trains in WWII. Speaking of WWII,
   we visited with Myron Rokpr - He was on the First Honor Flight

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WWII  & North Platte Canteen info & related displays Left:  Myron Rokpr  
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HO Model Railroad
   This Mid-depot Layout portrays the Omaha-Council Buffs Railroad in its Heydays.

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Trains in Motion ... Around the Bend
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At Left: Map of Iowa's Railroads at its Peak >>


Canteen & Rolling Stock Display

  Before touring the Rolling Stock, The train cars and Steam Engines, we purchase two
  popcorn balls from the Canteen. Here we learned about WWII Popcorn Marriage – the 
  relationship that comes about from solder name on slip embedded in Popcorn ball.

 
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The Canteen   Between the Tracks

South Track - Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB & Q)

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CB & Q No. 915 Omaha Club Car - an Observation/Lounge Car
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  Caboose with craw nest

North Track - Union pacific

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Stream Locomotives (UP 915)
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UP Railroad Museum - Quarter past noon, Mike and I, viewed
 an  Model Railroad Layout and the Dining-In-Railroad display at this
 downtown Council buffs Museum - 200 Pearl Street

First Floor: "N-Track Model Railroad Layout"


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Railroad days
Trolley in Front
 
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Second Floor: "Dining in Railroad Style" - Temporary display
   Place sitting from the streamliner trains era Including circus-themed place sitting.

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Railroads Days 08 - Council Bluffs, Iowa

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO


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