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!

Locations featured in this video:
North Bend

Part 1: the Omaha & Columbus Subs: https://youtu.be/64IvcGQECdQ
Part 2: the Kearney Sub: https://youtu.be/5n9jNNn16Z0
Part 3: the North Platte and Sidney Subs: https://youtu.be/yuNP37qDajw
Part 4: the Laramie Sub: https://youtu.be/KI2SjcsF6wc
Part 5: the Rawlins and Evanston Subs: https://youtu.be/fpnnm8z3xi4

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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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