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North Platte, Nebraska. A Small City with a History of Big Numbers

October 28, 2016


This small city of a little over 25,000, located in the northwestern part of the state, is associated with some pretty big numbers – and they’re all railroad-related. Rail fans from all over the world travel here to take in a birds-eye view of the world’s largest rail car classification spectacle – the Union Pacific […]

Wyoming: The Unlikely Land of Lincoln

October 25, 2015


There’s a lot of ‘Lincoln’ in this spectacular, sparsely-settled state. While Abraham Lincoln never slept here, or even stepped foot over the territorial line, much of Wyoming’s present-day economic success can be attributed to Lincoln’s influence, or to the perpetuation of his memory. Abraham Lincoln’s strongly believed in the railroad as a means to open […]