Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sharing stories about the old C&NW "Cowboy Line"

Retired railroader Lynn Bilyeu
There's something about railroading that captures the imagination.  And we were pleasantly surprised to see a Scottsbluff Star-Herald story about the Chicago & Northwestern Railway line that served western Nebraska and the surrounding region for many decades.

The story was told by a railroader whom we've had the pleasure of knowing for many years – Lynn Bilyeu of Chadron – pictured here from a photo taken a few years ago.  A long-time telegrapher and dispatcher with the C&NW, Lynn is also a veteran amateur radio operator (KØODF) and is one of the few who continues to operate "CW" using Morse Code.  But that's another story!

Here's a link to Steve Frederick's story in the Star-Herald:

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