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Omaha Union Station

I had a little more time to sightsee yesterday. Just up the road from my hotel is The Durham Museum. Even if you’re not a train and railroad buff, which I’m not, the museum still proves interesting. And it’s not just an homage to Omaha’s part in the great interconnectedness of 19th and 20th century America, but also to trains in general.

I attempted a selfie, posing as an interested train passenger in the 1920s cart. I was waiting for the part where I would exit the train and find myself back in time, but it never happened…No Twilight Zone action for me I guess.

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The museum also had a really cool model train setup. Here’s a short video I captured. What really surprised me is how the narration of the voice nearly matched everything I recorded. I didn’t realize that until I watched it after the fact.

 

So concludes my tour of Omaha. It was fruitful and frustrating all wrapped into one, kind of like cookies with raisins instead of chocolate chips. This time tomorrow, I expect to be home again. Looking forward to it!

-Phillip

0 thoughts on “Omaha Union Station

  1. Excellent day trip. I only rode on a Pulmann once from Ky to OH as a child but still have great memories.

    1. I would have loved to experienced a train ride like that in my youth. Sounds wonderful.

  2. So Phillip which one did you like more? The Air museum or the Train?

    1. You know John, they were both fantastic in their own way. It was like reading action-packed military fiction one day and then settling down for some thoughtful historical fiction the next.

      1. Hummm. You ever give some thought to running for political office?

        1. It’s scary. I think this day job thing is giving me all sorts of bad habits.

  3. I’m glad you’ve had play time while in Omaha. I rode the Auto Train from Virginia to Florida in 2004, when I moved. I haven’t been on a train since. It wasn’t my favorite mode of transportation. I would, however, love to do a train tour through the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy your time off, Phillip!

    1. Funny you mention the train tour through the Canadian Rockies as that’s also something I would love to experience. You can take it all the way from Vancouver to Toronto. Seems great in theory, but that might be TOO many days on a train… 🙂

      Thanks for the well wishes, Jill!

    1. Thanks Lauren! I really wished I had an old, crumply newspaper and tweed suit to accent the scene, but not much I could do on short notice. 🙂

  4. Really cool! I hope we get back to trains in this country one day… (Fat chance!)

    I almost mistook you for Nick Carraway in the selfie… 😉

  5. Great pix and video! And how nice to see you! 🙂

    1. Thanks Marie! But now I have to forgo my future as a spy. 🙁

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