M. Fredrickson started his railroading career as a crew caller
for the Northern Pacific Railway in 1943 while still attending
Stadium High School in Tacoma Wa. His railroading career spanned
5 decades, finally retiring in 1981 after 39 years of service
for the NP and BN. During his employ, Jim found time to preserve
and recorded parts of every aspect of railroading that he encountered
on the Northern Pacific's Tacoma Division and beyond. From taking
photographs that now number over 12,000, to collecting memorabilia
of every shape and kind. Many local historians agree that Jim
Fredrickson single handedly preserved much of what we know today
about the operations of the Northern Pacific Railway in and around
the Puget Sound area.
passed away April 15, 2016 at the age of 89. His wife Cereta still
lives in the Tacoma area. The process of passing on these treasures
from the past to those of us who share Jim's interest in preserving
not just the NP, but all railroading history is a daunting one.
Through the links on this page you'll have the opportunity to
view and purchase many of Jim's wonderful items he saved from
the a certain fate in a landfill. It is our extreme pleasure to
be able to help Jim's family bring these pieces of memorabilia
to you. His wife and family look forward to your generous patronage
as they part with this spectacular collection.
to the following pages will be made periodically so check back
often to see the new items and take part in this once in a lifetime
read the terms and conditions
of the sale of this collection before proceeding.