Kirkley Lee Thompson

Profile Updated: September 1, 2015
Residing In: Omaha, NE USA
Spouse/Partner: Married; Patricia 1973
Occupation: Retired Union Pacific Railroad
Children: Stephanie, born 1978; Emily born 1980; Matthew born 1982; Amy born 1985
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A month after graduation I went to work for the Houston Belt & Terminal RR and worked there until 1978. Then I owned a Farmers Insurance Insurance Agency for the next 15 years in the Greenspoint area and in 1989 I sold the Agency and went back to the work I loved.... with the Southern Pacific RR. We move to California in 1991 and I worked in San Francisco for a year and relocated to Denver. We lived near a great little mountain town named Bailey, about 40 miles southwest of Denver. In 1996 the Union Pacific RR merged with the SPRR and we relocated to Omaha, Ne...and here we have stayed.

Most of my career was in Management and RR Operations...as a conductor, yardmaster, locomotive power chief and dispatcher. I have seen most of the western US by rail...real fun! The last 5 years before I retired I was an instructor for Remote Control Operations...and taught train crews how to operate trains with remote control.

During this life long adventure I had the good fortune to meet and married my wife Patricia and we have 4 grown children. Now we would like to move south, some place warm and without snow. Maybe back to Texas.

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Mar 17, 2019 at 9:58 PM

Posted on: Mar 17, 2019 at 6:08 PM

We are not far from Omaha/Council Bluff on I80. Avoca IA. Were you in my Mother’s 6th grade class at Stevens? :)

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Posted on: Mar 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Congratulations from Iowa. Enjoy your retirement. ??

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Sep 18, 2018 at 10:25 AM

Happy Birthday Mike

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Jul 18, 2018 at 2:24 PM

Happy Birthday Kirk!! Hope you are doing well!

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Nov 04, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Happy Birthday from Nebraska. Have a wonderful birthday.

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Mar 30, 2016 at 7:19 PM

Hi Linda,
Very nice to see you here.

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Aug 31, 2015 at 11:18 PM
This crop duster gave us a show...actually he was seeding Rice patties.
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Aug 31, 2015 at 11:18 PM
Amy, graduated December 2008 from University of Nebraska in Omaha.
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Aug 31, 2015 at 11:17 PM
Vacation pic 2008 in Charlotte, NC with Matthew.
Matt will Graduate in May from UNC Motorsport Engineering program.
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Aug 31, 2015 at 11:17 PM
Vacation pic 2008 in Ohio with
Son-in-law Tim and daughter Stephanie Plummer and wife Pat. Steph is doing Grad Studies at Bowling Green University.
Jul 18, 2015 at 3:34 AM
May 09, 2015 at 9:42 PM

Hi there Dianne, sure good to see you here.

Apr 09, 2015 at 12:58 PM

Hi there! It is great to see you here. Hope all is good with you.

Apr 01, 2015 at 8:47 AM

Hi Kirk,
I absolutely love trains! One thing that is fun about living in Romania is the train system. I have ridden some that are so old, and I have ridden bullet trains. Tickets are cheap and they go everywhere. I ride them all the time. This is the train station in Beograd (Belgrade), Serbia. I visited there a few years ago.

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Mar 31, 2015 at 9:28 PM
Thought you Guys may enjoy some RR Pics.

Crossing a bridge over the American River on a trip to Dunsmuir,CA....Mt. Shasta area.
Jan 03, 2015 at 10:35 AM

Posted on: Jan 01, 2015 at 9:47 PM

Happy Birthday Sharon. Hope you have a great birthday.

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Vacation pic 2008 in Ohio with
Son-in-law Tim and daughter Stephanie Plummer and wife Pat. Steph is doing Grad Studies at Bowling Green University.
Posted: Aug 31, 2015 at 11:17 PM
Vacation pic 2008 in Charlotte, NC with Matthew.
Matt will Graduate in May from UNC Motorsport Engineering program.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Emily, lives and works here in Omaha.
Posted: Aug 31, 2015 at 11:17 PM
Amy, graduated December 2008 from University of Nebraska in Omaha.
Posted: Aug 31, 2015 at 11:17 PM
Thought you Guys may enjoy some RR Pics.

Crossing a bridge over the American River on a trip to Dunsmuir,CA....Mt. Shasta area.
Posted: Aug 31, 2015 at 11:18 PM
This crop duster gave us a show...actually he was seeding Rice patties.
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 11:00 PM
The real High Sierra's...This looking down at Donner Pass and Lake.
Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Meeting a westbound just out of a 2 mile long tunnel.
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Posted: Mar 09, 2014 at 11:00 PM
Leaving Reno going back to Roseville, Ca. and headed into a late spring snow storm in the mountains with a 12000 ton train.