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Date: 11/11/18 12:16
Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: gcm

I believe this was from the eastbound California Zephyr in the mid 80's - maybe Iowa somewhere ?

Gary




Date: 11/11/18 13:04
Re: Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: Railbaron

Oroville, CA???
 



Date: 11/11/18 13:08
Re: Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: gcm

I forgot to mention I rode the train from Salt Lake City to Chicago.
Gary



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/18 13:15 by gcm.



Date: 11/11/18 13:10
Re: Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: Railbaron

Oh, not Oroville then.  LOL

 



Date: 11/11/18 14:20
Re: Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: zoohogger

I believe...
Creston, Iowa.
Because of the position of the water tower and the brick building with the curved roof.
I was there a couple of years ago and the roundhouse foundations were still visible.
A check of googly earth seems to fit.  In my feeble mind, anyway.

Rick



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/18 14:29 by zoohogger.



Date: 11/11/18 14:20
Re: Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: 41

East of Denver, that's appears to be a BN truck in the corner.



Date: 11/11/18 15:03
Re: Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: tgcostello

I concur with east of Denver, as that appears to be a CB&Q style round table bridge.
TC



Date: 11/11/18 17:00
Re: Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: RailThunder

Burlington, Iowa.  I believe the turntable has been ripped out now.



Date: 11/11/18 18:15
Re: Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: Spoony81

zoohogger Wrote:
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> I believe...
> Creston, Iowa.
> Because of the position of the water tower and the
> brick building with the curved roof.
> I was there a couple of years ago and the
> roundhouse foundations were still visible.
> A check of googly earth seems to fit.  In my
> feeble mind, anyway.
>
> Rick

Looking at google maps and I would agree that it’s Creston,IA

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Date: 11/11/18 21:36
Re: Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: AndyBrown

RailThunder Wrote:
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> Burlington, Iowa.  I believe the turntable has
> been ripped out now.

Burlington did have a similar turntable but the background is incorrect.  I'm not intimately familiar with Creston but it does make sense.

Andy



Date: 11/12/18 08:14
Re: Unidentified yard from the Cal Zephyr -- mid 80's
Author: ntharalson

AndyBrown Wrote:
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> RailThunder Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Burlington, Iowa.  I believe the turntable has
> > been ripped out now.
>
> Burlington did have a similar turntable but the
> background is incorrect.  I'm not intimately
> familiar with Creston but it does make sense.
>
> Andy

I agree with Any about Burlington.  Creston seems a likely fit.

Nick Tharalson,
Marion, IA



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