James 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.

Jim 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.

Updates 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 opportunity.


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