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West from Omaha a Railroader's Odyssey
by Jack A. Pfeifer
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West from Omaha

A Railroader's Odyssey

By Jack A. Pfeifer.

Cloth with dust jacket, 11.5x11.5, 206 pages, color photos throughout. 1990.

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"Jack Pfeifer retired from the Union Pacific as a Senior Claims Agent in 1982, and remained active in a variety of railroad-related organizations. This book is divided into chapters of the places Jack worked or visited: Council Bluffs is first, followed by Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming, with particular emphasis on the UP's main line over Sherman Hill during the steam-to-diesel (and turbine) transition era.

"An unexpected treasure in the middle of the book is a 34-page section, all in color, of Colorado narrow gauge photos in the early 1950s, almost half of them on the Rio Grande Southern.

"While Union Pacific has center stage here, other roads featured include:

  • Chicago & North Western
  • Chicago Great Western
  • Milwaukee Road
  • Rock Island
  • Burlington
  • Santa Fe
  • Illinois Central
  • Missouri Pacific
  • Great Northern
  • Soo Line
  • Southern Pacific
  • Spokane, Portland and Seattle

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