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Fred Frailey’s Powder River Basin

By | March 3, 2022

Read about the Powder River Basin through the work of Fred W. Frailey and Gary J. Benson.

Green and yellow locomotives lead a coal train through green grasslands. Title: Fred Frailey's Powder River Basin.
Green and yellow locomotives lead a coal train through green grasslands. Title: Fred Frailey's Powder River Basin.
Photo by Tom Danneman.

The Powder River Basin was North America’s last, great railroading frontier. By the time of Fred W. Frailey’s article in 1989, PRB was served by Class I railroads where before railroads scarcely traveled — all in the later half of the 20th century.

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