Grand Island

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Until July, 1995, Burlington Northern and Union Pacific trains took turns using a diamond crossing where their lines intersect in Grand Island, Nebraska. Now, Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains climb up and over the UP triple-track main.

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Until July, 1995, Burlington Northern and Union Pacific trains took turns using a diamond crossing where their lines intersect in Grand Island, Nebraska. Now, Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains climb up and over the UP triple-track main line to avoid the congestion of a crossing at grade. The elevated structure provides a spectacular setting for over-and-under railroad action.

In this video, Pentrex first follows the BNSF line from Cairo, Nebraska to Grand Island. A variety of motive power is seen, including brand new BNSF SD70MACs hauling coal, Kansas City Southern and EMD/Oakway SD60s, and BN SD60M 1991 in patriotic red, white and blue paint. The action then moves to the Union Pacific line east of Grand Island. Several Chicago & North Western GE locomotives make appearances on coal and doublestack trains, along with lots of UP power.

Back at Grand Island, the camera catches a rail grinder at work and a bright red pair of geeps pulls a Nebraska Central train off a branch line and pushes it into the yard.

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4 reviews for Grand Island

  1. Lloyd

    While the name is “Grand Island”… it is actually more than that. Grand Island and the BNSF/UP flyover is the center piece, the show also takes in the region near Grand Island. Lots of heavy trains hauling coal from Powder River, and a good variety of extras like the rail grinder train. Considering the topic, the video could have been longer. Other wise…. a good video.

  2. Warbonnet Productions

    Great DVD showing action in a place that not many people pay much attention to.

  3. T.A.R.

    GREAT DVD AND CHALKED LOADED WITH INFORMATION, ALTHOUGH A LITTLE SHORT. SEE THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN BEFORE THE MERGER WITH UNION PACIFIC. VERY INFORMATIVE ABOUT THE ROUTES THEY TOOK AS SEPARATE COMPANIES. FOLLOW THE BNSF ON VARIOUS ROUTES LIKE CAIRO, NE. TO GRAND ISLAND. SEE THE NEW BNSF SD70MAC’S HAULING COAL AND 2 OTHER TRAINS IN A PATRIOTIC RED, WHITE, AND BLUE COLOR SCHEME. SEE ACTION BY THE UNION PACIFIC LINE EAST OF GRAND ISLAND. ALL IN ALL A GREAT DVD AND LOADS OF ACTION. 5 STARS AND A SHORT 48 MINUTES LONG.

  4. Dylan Jones

    This is a good video. Short, but lots of action. Nice to see some Chicago and North Western and Burlington Northern in their final years with some of the most modern diesels (at that time) hauling heavy coal trains.

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