Tweets from home, an August visit to Fremont

505 Building

In August 2011, my boyhood home was sold and I wanted to record my memories and Fremont history during a “last visit.” I planned to live tweet as I went around, but unfortunately my phone’s data plan not work. Instead I saved the tweets and sent them out once I hit an area that provided […]


Eastbound Coal Train Picture Sequence

The following is a sequence of photos taken June 4, 2009, in Fremont, Nebraska of an eastbound Union Pacific coal train. There were two engines in front and one trailing. I was able to gather engine information just by doing a Google search for keywords “Union Pacific 5967” and “Union Pacific 6684.” As always, […]


The Wail of the Horn

At the start of April, while in Fremont, I lay there awake next to my wife in a double bed at my parent’s house. Our son was asleep in the next room after a long day of playing with Grams. Sleep had come to him quickly after another reading of one of the Little Golden […]


Interesting Switching

In my last post I mentioned blogging this time about a new program that helps organize photos three dimensionally. Well, June and July are my busiest months at work, which spills into my personal time, so needless to say I haven’t done all the research I would like before posting on such a topic. However, since it […]


Railroad Activity in Fremont, Nebraska

BNSF 2625 (Formerly ATSF 1425) is an EMD-GP35 built September 1965. It is shown here switching in Fremont, Nebraska, near vine street January 2, 2009.

I grew up in Fremont, Nebraska, which had a lot of railroad activity. The Union Pacific had two sets of track coming into town. One single track coming from Blair and Kennard which used to be operated by the Chicago and North Western, and a double track serving as the UP’s transcontinental route. We had […]