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

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Welcome to the third 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 third segment, covering the North Platte and Sidney Subdivisons, we'll begin just east of North Platte at UP's new Machine Vision Defect Detector. Then we'll progress through the Bailey Yard Terminal, before covering the Sidney Sub, taking us all the way to Cheyenne. If you missed the first two parts, be sure to check it out, plus continue onto the following segments, which cover the remainder of the line in a similar fashion. Locations featured in this video: Beck North Platte Hershey O'Fallons Sutherland Ogallala Brule Julesburg Sidney Potter Dix Kimball Pine Bluffs Egbert Archer LINKS: Part 1: the Omaha & Columbus Subs: Part 2: the Kearney Sub: Part 3: the North Platte and Sidney Subs: Part 4: the Laramie Sub: Part 5: the Rawlins and Evanston Subs: Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to share this video, like and subscribe to Thornapple River Rail Series! Like TRRS on Facebook! 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