October 12th, 2005

midway

Burlington Station building, Omaha

(Clears throat) The Burlington Station once had 100 trains/day going through it. With the advent of interstates and private vehicles, passenger train traffic slowed. In the 60s or perhaps 70s Amtrak took over the passenger trains. (They have an uninteresting, limited-service depot just east of the Burlington building.) Today, although cargo/freight trains move through many times a day, there are only two passenger trains a day: the 6:00 a.m. going east and the 11:00 p.m. going west.

I started on the north side and described a counter-clockwise backwards "C" to the east side, then flipped back to the south before going finishing up on the east side. The excursion unfurled like a treasure hunt, revealing the treasure to me at the end...

north side of building
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