Union Pacific Yellow, Nebraska Central Red

A Study in Black and White

By Michael M. Bartels
and James J. Reisdorff
Photography by Forrest H. Bahm

80 pages, softcover


ISBN: 978-0-942035-84-1

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Across the United States, a large number of new short line or "regional" railroads have been formed from trackage formerly operated by larger railroad companies. One example of this type of rail service in the Midwest, the Nebraska Central, has since 1993 continued to move mostly agrarian-related traffic over a series of former Union Pacific Railroad branch lines. This book serves as a case study of how rail service on one branch line has dramatically changed between the decades of the 1960s and the 1990s. It is also a pictorial study in black and white of how one railroad photographer, Forrest H. Bahm, documented both of these eras. It is ultimately a story of regional railroading for today.

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