Trains and Railroads

Trains and railroads, past and present, are the main focus of this site. Of particular interest are those operating around the Platte River Valley in Eastern Nebraska as well as those serving Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and the surrounding area.

Denver and Rio Grande Western

Caboose House along Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in 1995

In a previous post I had mentioned that one of my favorite railroads was the Burlington Northern, mainly because of the green and white color scheme and BN logo during the Pre-BNSF days. Scenery is also a big part. BN has to do with the open fields of the mid-west, and DRGW has spectacular mountain […]

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Burlington Northern

Burlington Northern 2808, an EMD GP39M, near Vine and H Street in Fremont, Nebraska, August 1999

My favorite railroads would have to be Burlington Northern and the Denver and Rio Grande Western. I didn’t see too much BN activity growing up unless I was at my dad’s work where the tracks went by or on our way down to Lincoln, NE. I had a BN box car on my HO scale layout […]

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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 […]

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Durango and Silverton

Durango and Silverton No 478 - Alco Class K-28 Built in 1923. Silverton, Colorado 1995

I had the chance to ride the Durango and Silverton narrow gauge railroad many years ago. So many sights along that line are breath-taking.

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