County By County History of Railroads In Nebraska



Adams County Railroads

Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (1872); St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad(later called St. Joseph & Western)(1872); Republican Valley Railroad (1878) (a branch of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad); Union Pacific Railroad (1879).

Antelope County

(See Pierce County)

Arthur County

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Banner County

(See also Cheyenne County, parent of Banner [1888])

Blaine County

(see Custer County, parent of Blaine [1885])

Boone County

Omaha, Niobrara & Black Hills Railroad (1880)

Box Butte County

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Boyd County

(See also Holt County - parent of Boyd [1891])

Brown County

The FE&MV RR reached Neligh in 1880 and Long Pine in October 1881.

Buffalo County

The Union Pacific Railroad (1866); Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (1872).

Burt County

Omaha & North-Western (1876)(later became part of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad).

Butler County

Omaha & Republican Valley Railroad (1877) (A branch of the Union Pacific); Lincoln & Northwestern Railroad Company (1880); Burlington & Missouri Railroad (1880).

Cass County

Burlington & Missouri (1870); Missouri Pacific (1881)

Cedar County

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Chase County

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Cherry

Sioux City & Pacific RR (1880), (a fledgling of the Fremont Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad) was purchased by Chicago & North Western(1881)

Cheyenne County

UPRR (1867)

Clay County

Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (1871); St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad (1872)(later changed name to St. Joseph & Western), UPRR (before 1890), F.E.&M.V.R.R. (before 1890).

Colfax County

Union Pacific (1867)

Cuming County

Sioux City & Pacific Railroad (1870)

Custer

B.&M.R.R. (before 1890).

Dakota County

Covington, Columbus & Black Hills Railroad (1876) (narrow gauge railroad); Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad (1880) (they purchased the Covington, Columbus & Black Hills Railroad, and changed it to a standard gauge).

Dawes County

G.I.&W.C.R.R., F.E.&M.V.R.R., B.&M.R.R. (all before 1890).

Dawson County

Union Pacific Railroad (1866)

Deuel County

(See also Cheyenne County, parent of Deuel [1888])

Dixon County

Covington, Columbus & Black Hills Railroad (1876), Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railraod (before 1890).

Dodge County

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Douglas County

Burlington & Missouri River Valley Railroad (CB&Q), Chicago, Minneapolis & St. Paul, C&N, CRI&P, CSPM&O, Fremont Elkhorn & Missouri, Milwaukee & St. Paul, M&O, Union Pacific Railroad (1865), Wabash & Western (before 1890), Possibly Nebraska Central.

Dundy County

Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (1882)

Filmore County

Burlington & Missouri River (before 1880)

Franklin

Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (1879)

Frontier County

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Furnas County

Union Pacific Railroad (1880), Burlington & Missouri RR (before 1890)

Gage County

Omaha & Southwestern (1871)(sold to Burlington & Missouri in 1872); Atchison & Nebraska (1872); Union Pacific (after 1880)

Garden County

(See also Deuel County, parent of Garden County [1909])

Garfield County

(See also Wheeler County, parent of Garfield [1884])

Gosper County

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Grant County

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Greeley County

(See also Boone County, parent of Greeley [1871])

Hall County

Union Pacific Railroad (1867) (In 1880, the U.P. built their repair shops in Grand Island. They have operated continuously to this day, and it is now the largest railroad yard in the world); St. Joe & Western (before 1880) St. Paul & Loup Valley (before 1880) (both of these latter railroads were subsidiaries of the U.P.).

The Railroads of Hall County - on the Hall Co. NEGenWeb Project site.

Hamilton County

Republican Valley Railroad (1879) (a branch of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad).

Harlan County

Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (before 1880)

Hayes County

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Hitchcock County

Burlington and Missouri River Railroad (1881)

Holt County

Sioux City & Pacific Railroad (1881)

Hooker County

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Howard County

Omaha & Republican Valley Railroad (1880)

Jefferson County

St. Joe & Denver City, later called St. Joe & Western (owned by the Union Pacific) (1872); Burlington & Missouri (Republican River Branch) (1881); Rock Island Line (before 1894).

Johnson County

Atchison & Nebraska Railroad (1872) (bought by the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in 1880).

Kearney County

Union Pacific Railroad (1866), Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (before 1890)

Keith County

UPRR (1866)

Keya Paha County

(See also Holt County, parent of Keya Paha [1884])

Kimball County

(See also Cheyenne County, parent of Kimball [1888])

Knox County


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Lancaster County

Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (1870); Union Pacific(after 1870); Midland Pacific (1871); Nebraska Railway (before 1880); Atchison & Nebraska Railroad (before 1880); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (before 1880)

Lincoln County

Union Pacific Railroad (1866)

Logan County


(See also Custer, parent county of Logan [1885])

Loup County

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Madison County

The Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad (S. C. & P. R. R.) (1879); The Omaha, Niobrara & Black Hills Railroad (1880); St. Paul & Sioux City Railroad (1882).

McPherson County

(See also Lincoln & Keith Counties, parents of McPherosn [1887])

Merrick County

Nebraska Railway (before 1880); Union Pacific Railroad (1866)

Morrill County

(See also Cheyenne County, parent of Morril [1908])

Nance County

Union Pacific (1879); Burlington & Missouri (after 1881)

Nemaha County

Midland Pacific Railway (1874) (later known as the Nebraska Railway); Missouri Pacific (1881)

Nuckolls County

The St. Joe & Western Railroad (1872); Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (Republican River Branch) (1881).

Otoe County

Burlington & Missouri Railroad (1869); Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Railroad (1870); Midland Pacific Railway Company (later known as the Nebraska Railway Company) (1871).

Pawnee County

Atchison & Nebraska Railroad (1871); Burlington & Missouri (1882); Republican Valley Railroad (1882)

Perkins County

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Phelps County

Union Pacific Railroad (1866)

Pierce County

Sioux City & Pacific Railroad Company (1880), later became CNW
Chicago and Northwestern (by early 1880's 'til 1970's)
CB&Q (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy), later BN

Platte County

Union Pacific (1866); Burlington and Missouri Railroad (1880) (Atchison & Nebraska Branch); Lincoln & Northwestern Railroad (before 1880); Omaha, Niobrara & Black Hills Railroad (1881)

Polk County

Omaha & Republican Valley Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad (c. 1871)

Red Willow County

Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (1880)

Richardson County

Missouri Pacific (1881).

Rock County

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Saline County

Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (before 1880); Union Pacific (before 1880).

Sarpy County

Burlinjgton & Missouri River Valley Railroad (before 1890), Union Pacific Railroad (before 1890), Missouri Pacific (before 1890).

Saunders County

Burlington & Missouri River Valley Railroad (before 1890), Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad (before 1890), Union Pacific RR (1867).

Scotts Bluff County

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Seward County

The Midland Pacific later sold to the Burlington & Missouri River Valley Railroad (before 1872)

Sheridan County

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Sherman County


Burlington & Missouri Railroad (before 1887); Union Pacific Railroad (c.1885).

Sioux County

Burlington & Missouri River Valley Railroad (Before 1891)

Stanton County
Sioux City & Pacific Railroad (1871)

Thayer County

St. Joe & Western (1872); Republican River Branch of the Baltimore & Missouri Railway (before 1880).

Thomas County

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Thurston County

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Valley County

Researching this county.

Washington County

Sioux City & Pacific Railroad (1869)

Wayne County


Researching this county.

Webster County

The Burlington & Missouri River Railroad (1879)

Wheeler County

Researching this county.

York County

The Midland Pacific Later became the Burlington & Missouri River Valley Railroad (before 1889)

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