“A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.” Albert Camus
“A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.” Oscar Wilde
The Railroad system has beginnings that date back to 1815. That is the year that Colonel John Stevens gained the first charter to build the New Jersey Railroad Company; which, wasn’t actually built until the year 1932. Later on the New Jersey Railroad Company became the Pennsylvania Railroad.
The 1880’s through the 1920’s were considered to be the Golden Age of the Railroad. Besides transporting passengers the railroads also transported goods; such as food, clothing, and energy providing coal. Before the automobile, airlines, and trucking companies, this was the mode of transportation. Due to the introduction of these easily accessible, time efficient means of transportation and other reasons; such as, regulations and buy-outs, the railroad usage took a dramatic dive.
In the 1980’s the railroads began to bounce back, and to this day continue to pick up steam.
The Fremont and Elkhorn Valley Railroad are open spring through fall. Every Saturday and Sunday during that time passengers are to be ready to board at 1:00pm. The historic Passenger Train leaves at 1:30pm for a scenic ride through the Elkhorn River Valley to the town of Nickerson and returns to the depot at 4:00pm. For more information and scheduling please visit http://www.fremontrailroad.com/.
Fremont, Nebraska has always been known for being a factory town and for all of the trains going through as well. Railroad tracks going any direction, except for up or down, can be found on all sides of Fremont. Along with the trains comes the Urban Art. Some of it is absolutely beautiful, some of it is interesting even though you may not know what it is, and some of it is just crap. Of course the absolutely beautiful would be ‘Urban Art’ and the crap would be what we call ‘graffiti’. What is interesting is the fact that it comes from all areas of the United States.
Enjoy the slide show. Included is one that is not from any trains that have stopped in Fremont recently, although it may have traveled through at some point. Keep in mind also that whether you call it Urban Art or graffiti it is illegal in every state.