Nebraska Authors

Alfred J.J. Holck

Born ≈ 1929

Alfred Holck began photographing locomotives as a hobby in 1943 and specialized in the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. He authored many books and contributed to articles using his knowledge of Burlington Route railroad.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE: 1936-1951
San Rafael, CA: 1991

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Railroad history; Burlington Route railroad


Bachelor of Science, 1951, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE



Places Worked

Worked as a geologist for Chevron for 37 years in many locations within the United States and abroad


The Hub of Burlington Lines West: Lincoln and the Lincoln Division of the Burlington Route. 1991.
Burlington Route Color Pictorial, Vol. 1: CB&Q Motive Power Transition - Steam to Diesel. 1994.
Burlington Route Color Pictorial, Vol. 2: Last of CB&Q Steam, 1st & 2nd Generation Diesels. 1999.

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