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Posted in Layout Designs by Rob Chant. (Last activity on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 10:40:49 ADT.)

HO SCALE: Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Ry (OLB)

This is my version of the Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Railway (OLB), "The Big Red Line", which still operates in the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, as a 2-mile long Class III switching railroad. The line interchanges cars with Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe and serves industries such as Ag Processing, Inc., ADM Farmland, Snyder Industries, Lincoln Lumber Company and Ready Mix Concrete Company. The line also provides car storage and car repair work for other railways.

Of course I had to make some compromises to fit it into an 11' x 12'-6" room, but I was able to include a few features that are found in the area. While it would have been nice to have a live interchange with BNSF/UP, I had to settle for just a suggestion of the connections. The crew's day would be spent shuffling cars between the yards and the four online industries. The work required should keep a crew busy for a few hours.

( For more information see: Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Railway )

Track Plan:

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TAGS: Type: Based on Actual Location(s), Theme: Single Station / Town, Layout Size: Small Layouts, USA (States): Nebraska, American Railways: Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Railway

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Posted by Rob Chant on Friday, June 04, 2021 at 7:41:02 AM.

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Posted by Algor Langeaux on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 8:30:26 AM.

I am actually looking at doing a modified OL&B layout in N scale, and would love to see your interpretation, if you are open to it.

Posted by Rob Chant on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 10:40:49 AM.

Hi Algor, send your N-scale version to my email address listed under the 'Contact' heading ... I will have a look at the track plan.

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