August 28, 2014
MAKING THE GAME SECONDARY:
Huskers football train for the NU-Miami game is a nod to past and sign of future (Steve Jordon, 8/26/14, World-Herald)
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 28, 2014 8:51 PMIf you're feeling nostalgic about those special trains that carried fans to Nebraska football games, you're in luck.An Omaha group is organizing a 10-car, 500-seat "Big Red Amtrak Special" that will travel the rails from the Durham Museum in Omaha to Lincoln's Haymarket district and back for the Sept. 20 NU-Miami game. [...]Special trains have been hauling Husker fans between Omaha and Lincoln, off and on, for at least a century. About 700 fans boarded a special train for the Nebraska-Kansas game on Nov. 11, 1914, and hundreds more rode "regular trains" to the game, according to a World-Herald account at the time.From 1958 to 1974, Omahan William Kratville, a Union Pacific and Amtrak photographer, saw to it that trains carried fans to the Nebraska home games and frequently to Big Eight road games, too.