Celebrate Fremont's 50th Anniversary Blog: Choo Choo!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Choo Choo!

The Library talk yesterday was a hit! Check out our own Doug Tinney's wrap up of the event (complete with pictures - what a guy!) and be sure to check out the Celebrate Fremont website to mark your calendar's for the next one in August!



The July presentation at the Fremont Main Library was entitled "Fremont and its Railroads", but "Where did the Railroads Go?" would have been equally suitable.

Randy Hees provided a very informative and interesting look at how the railroads in the area came to be and why Washington Township was bypassed as the main rail corridor as multiple railroads developed in the late 1800's.

Many train buffs were in the crowd, with one gentleman driving down from San Francisco to attend! Randy was delightful to listen to, sprinkling in a number of anecdotal stories about the early rail barons.

Oh! Excuse me, my trains about to pull out.




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