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Passing of a CB&Q Night Passenger Train

Night train at Thedford, Nebraska
A few people gathered at Thedford, Nebraska, in August 1969 to observe a time-honored ritual, the passing of the night passenger train, one that made most local stops between Billings and Omaha and was in its last month of operation. Passenger trains once were a community’s connection to the outside world, and in addition to passengers, brought mail, express, and the Sears Roebuck catalog, also a thing of the past. The image appeared in the Center for Railroad Photography & Art's exhibition at the Carnegie Arts Center in Alliance, Nebraska, in 2008.
Source John Gruber, Madison, Wisconsin
Coverage Spatial, Thedford, Nebraska; Temporal, August 24, 1969
Rights John Gruber
Date Created 1969-08-24
Resource Type
Extent 8 in. x 10 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Thedford, Nebraska
Creator Description John Gruber is a founder of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art and editor of its journal, "Railroad Heritage." He has been a free-lance railroad photographer since 1960, and received an award from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society in 1994 for lifetime achievement in photography. He is contributing editor to "Classic Trains," and co-author of four books.
Collection John Gruber Collection
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