At the time, the thought of a coal train being nostalgic would have seemed ridiculous. The years have not been kind to the coal business and thus scenes such as this, that were once as common as c... (more)
An empty coal train is seen on the Union Pacific at Fremont, NE. During this era, the Union Pacific in eastern Nebraska seemed more like a Chicago and North Western RR as most SPRB coal trains and... (more)
For a couple of years UP experimented with using fuel "tenders" to reduce fueling stops. Four tank cars were modified and ran between two unit sets. The program did not succeed as the fo... (more)
Shortly before the bottom fell out of the economy, never to fully return insofar as rail traffic, UP 4668 has re-crewed and is preparing to head for North Platte.
A crew member inspects UP 4014 during a recent stop in Fremont, NE.
The former C&NW 8816 with another patched unit from the SP lead a manifest out of Fremont, NE on a lovely late summer afternoon.
Pride of the Plains. Yep, there's no doubt that's it's a Big Boy - impressive in every sense; making its 1:30pm departure from Fremont, NE enroute Omaha. A respectable number of folks trackside an... (more)
The Big Boy comes to town: on its Grand Island to Omaha jaunt this Friday, the 4014 made its dramatic appearance in flatland territory quite unlike its usual stomping grounds farther west. A class... (more)
These two steel side rebuilt single sheath boxcars were a fixture on the south side of Fremont for many years.
The Nebraska Museum train pounds the BNSF diamond in Fremont on the return trip back to Omaha Union Station.
A very faded "pink" bonnet is on the move south of Fremont on the Sioux Line.
BNSF 525 pulls into Fremont Nebraska against the setting sun.
BN 6350 is approaching the Platte River Bridge at Fremont, NE, and passing the distant approach signal for northbound trains covering the UP diamonds in town. A similar photo with a BNSF unit may ... (more)
Two geeps sit in the yard in Fremont, Nebraska for the night.