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Date: 09/18/23 05:18
This location should be easy!
Author: santafe199

My friend John Wegner got a great “Dutch-door” shot here while riding behind the 8444. But we can’t seem to pin down the location...

1. UP 8444 is leading this excursion in September of 1978. But where is it? Greeley, CO*
Original Kodachrome slide by John Wegner.

Thanks for looking back!
Lance Garrels (santafe199)
John Wegner (chiefbuilder)

*Location provided via some friendly & very helpful replies below:



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/23 07:29 by santafe199.




Date: 09/18/23 06:04
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: bluesman

I don't have any idea specifically where except a guess that is in some small Nebraska town. Great photo, rail activity as it should be. grain loading, boxcar spotted for loads or to unload and several tracks to reach customers.



Date: 09/18/23 06:17
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: UP951West

Kimball , Nebraska ?  There was a Purina Feed Mill along the UP years ago there . 



Date: 09/18/23 06:31
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: swaool




Date: 09/18/23 07:05
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: train1275

swaool Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Train is northbound in Greeley CO.  Compare to
> this view from Google Street View:
> https://www.google.com/maps/@40.4225,-104.6881202,
> 3a,75y,3.09h,83.01t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1spTpzUyyLQv
> 3wI7AfE3hxDg!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa
> .googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DpTpzUy
> yLQv3wI7AfE3hxDg%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps
> %26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D87.09229%26pitch%3D0%
> 26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu
>
> mike woodruff
> north platte ne

Yes, Greeley ..... what he said !  ^^^^^^^^

The depot is on the other side of the train.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/23 07:13 by train1275.



Date: 09/18/23 07:13
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: gcm

Great shot !
I guess I should have recognized the area since I was on this trip.
Gary



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/23 07:22 by gcm.



Date: 09/18/23 07:22
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: refarkas

So much interesting history is captured in this image.
Bob



Date: 09/18/23 07:24
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: santafe199

Greeley, it is. Thanks guys! John & I kicked it around on the phone, but we couldn't come up with anything definite. Frankly, with so many other irons in the fire I didn't have the time to go digging around in Google Maps. And Mike: WOW, your talent in this area is exemplary! You are fast becoming our "go-to guy" for nailing down locations! Well done, sir... :;^)

Lance



Date: 09/18/23 08:20
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: texchief1

Great scan, Lance!

texchief1



Date: 09/18/23 08:54
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: alco244

love that photo, busy commercial area alive with business, the america any farm kid. like me, grew up in. 



Date: 09/18/23 09:55
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: RoadForeman

Northbound at Greeley.  If the view had been to the other side, it is where the Colorado Model Railroad Museum is now located.  



Date: 09/18/23 10:07
Re: This location should be easy!
Author: Ritzville

Very enjoyable picture from Greeley.

Larry



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