Union Pacific's Overland Route

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Union Pacific's Overland Route

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I'll use this thread to post each of the five parts from my Union Pacific Series as they're released. All this footage is a result of my senior trip, from last June when my dad and I spent an entire week canvassing the line from Omaha to Ogden. Enjoy! 8)

Union Pacific's Overland Route: the Omaha & Columbus Subdivisions

Welcome to the first segment in Union Pacific's Overland Route: America's Original Superhighway, by the Thornapple River Rail Series.

In this miniseries, part of our Superhighway specials, we're touring the entire Union Pacific portion of the first Transcontinental Railroad, long known as the Overland Route, nearly a thousand miles of railroad spanning from the Missouri River at Omaha, Nebraska to the Great Salt Lake at Ogden, Utah.

An incredible railroad, the original Transcontinental Railroad is today a superhighway of commerce, featuring dozens of freight trains of all types through the American heartland. From the lush framlands of the Midwest to the deserts of Wyoming and Utah, the railroad is as incredible and unique as any other.

In this first segment, covering the Omaha and Columbus Subdivisions, we'll begin at Omaha Union Station on the bank of the Missouri River, and work to Columbus. Following segments will cover the remainder of the line in a similar fashion, so be sure to check those out!

Cities featured in this video:
Omaha
Fremont
North Bend
Columbus

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Videography Equipment:
-Primary: Sony HDR-PJ790V HD Camcorder
-Edited with: Cyberlink PowerDirector 13

Maps created using Google Maps base imagery, with additional annotations.

Track diagrams based on ATCS territory files.

Elevations based on a Union Pacific Passenger Timetable from 1969.

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Next up, it's the Kearney Sub!

Union Pacific's Overland Route: the Kearney Subdivision

Welcome to the second segment in Union Pacific's Overland Route: America's Original Superhighway, by the Thornapple River Rail Series.

In this miniseries, part of our Superhighway specials, we're touring the entire Union Pacific portion of the first Transcontinental Railroad, long known as the Overland Route, nearly a thousand miles of railroad spanning from the Missouri River at Omaha, Nebraska to the Great Salt Lake at Ogden, Utah.

An incredible railroad, the original Transcontinental Railroad is today a superhighway of commerce, featuring dozens of freight trains of all types through the American heartland. From the lush framlands of the Midwest to the deserts of Wyoming and Utah, the railroad is as incredible and unique as any other.

In this second segment, covering the Kearney Subdivison, we'll begin at Grand Island and work to Brady, just outside the famed North Platte Terminal.

If you missed the first part, be sure to check it out, plus continue onto the following segments, which cover the remainder of the line in a similar fashion.

Cities featured in this video:
Grand Island
Gibbon
Kearney
Darr
Cozad
Gothenburg
Brady

LINKS:
Part 1: the Omaha & Columbus Subs: https://youtu.be/64IvcGQECdQ
Part 2: the Kearney Sub: [you're currently watching!]
Part 3: the North Platte and Sidney Subs: [not yet published]
Part 4: the Laramie Sub: [not yet published]
Part 5: the Rawlins and Evanston Subs: [not yet published]

Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to share this video, like and subscribe to Thornapple River Rail Series!

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Videography Equipment:
-Primary: Sony HDR-PJ790V HD Camcorder
-Edited with: Cyberlink PowerDirector 13

Maps created using Google Maps base imagery, with additional annotations.

Track diagrams based on ATCS territory files.

Elevations based on a Union Pacific Passenger Timetable from 1969.

Copyright 2017 Thornapple River Rail Series by Alex Christmas, All Rights Reserved

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I like the addition of the maps within your videos.
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~Z~ wrote:I like the addition of the maps within your videos.
Google finally made their page about using Google Maps in other projects clear enough that I felt comfortable using them. The page used to be very vague, but now it's 100% clear that they can be used in YouTube videos freely so long as an on-screen credit is up 100% of the time the maps are shown. So you'll be seeing them a lot more often in the stuff I create, I love having them!

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Awesome stuff! I think I've watched the whole series now.
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Watching this just makes me want to go back out west again......soon!
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I've gotten a bit behind in posting these here even though they've been up for awhile, so here are parts 3, 4 and 5, covering North Platte, NE to Ogden, UT!

Union Pacific's Overland Route: the North Platte and Sidney Subdivisions


Union Pacific's Overland Route: the Laramie Subdivision


Union Pacific's Overland Route: the Rawlins and Evanston Subdivisions

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