RAIL FEST 2016 Cancelled

I’m sorry to announce that we have cancelled Rail Fest for 2016 and beyond. It has been a great 9 years. I’m thankful for all the people and businesses that made Rail Fest possible. I’m grateful for all those who attended Rail Fest. I’ve made a lot of great friends over the years. Thanks for your support.

Don Kurre, Chairperson
North Platte Rail Fest

Powering UP

Several people asked if copies of “Powering UP: A History of The Women of UPCover62511the Union Pacific In North Platte, Nebraska” are still available.  Yes they are.

“Powering UP:” Stories in the women’s own words provide an honest, informal and humorous glimpse into the lives of these women of the railroad. You’ll meet the engine cleaners and telegraphers of the 1940s. You’ll love the chatty style of the first clerks, carmen, switchmen and managers. Women in transportation describe the thrill of their first road trips. The mix of history, personal experience and vintage photographs is a salute to the women who POWERED UP Union Pacific in the past and are still Powering UP the world’s largest classification yard, Bailey Yard – North Platte, Nebraska today.

If you would like a copy contact me at chair@nprailfest.com and we’ll make arrangements to get you a copy.