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Railroad History


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The Belmont Tunnel south of Crawford is the only railroad tunnel in the state of Nebraska. It is a 750-foot long tunnel carved through solid rock by the Burlington line circa 1888-90. Railroad enthusiasts from all over the midwest come to observe the engines pulling trains up the Crawford-to-Belmont grade. This 10-mile grade is one of the steepest in the midwest.



Address: Ten miles to the southeast of Crawford

Come visit us in Crawford, Nebraska

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Hudson-Meng Bison Kill

When Albert Meng was preparing to build a pond in the early 1950

Crawford, NE Archaeology

Dawes County Historical Museum

The Dawes County Historical Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the northwest portion of Nebraska it calls home. The Museum grounds include the log house and barn, 1890s school house, pioneer church and C and NW caboose. The 9,000

Crawford, NE Museums


Trailside Museum

Located at Fort Robinson State Park at the University of Nebraska State Museum at Trailside, you can view paleontology and geology exhibits on Nebraska's rich fossil history. A 14-foot mammoth skeleton unearthed nearby

Crawford, NE Museums

The Museum of the Fur Trade

The museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of the North American fur trade and is located three miles east of Chadron, Nebraska, on U. S. Highway 20.

Combining an outstanding collection and scholarship

Crawford, NE Museums

Things to do Railroad History near Crawford, NE

Railroad History

The Belmont Tunnel south of Crawford is the only...