The Railroads are listed in alphabetical order. Included with each is a little history or other information and known counties that it served with dates in parethesis for the year service started in that county. Also included are offsite links that may give more information on that railroad (still under construction 10/02/04). Please use your browser's "Back" button to return to this page.
The county and estimated date is included to help you determine which railroad your ancestor may have worked for and when. Some railroads existed on paper only or graded roads and maybe even laid track but never started service for one reason or another. Those have not been included at this time but may be later as more research and information is gathered.
CRI&P served the following counties: Douglas (before 1890)
CSPM&O served the following: Dakota (after 1872), Douglas (before 1890)
The Covington, Columbus & Black Hills Railroad served the following counties: Dakota (1876)
The St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad served the followoing counties: Adams (1872),
MoPac served the following counties: Cass (1887), Douglas (1887), Nemaha (1887), Otoe (1887), Richardson (1887), Sarpy (1887)
The Nebraska Central served the following counties: Douglas
The Rock Island Line served the following counties: Jefferson
The St. Joseph & Denver City or St. Jospeh & Western served the following counties: Adams, Clay (1872), Hall (1867), Jefferson (1872), Nuckolls (1872), Thayer (1872)
The UPRR served the following counties: Adams (1879), Buffalo (1866), Colfax (1867); Dawson (1866); Dodge (1867); Douglas (1866); Furnas (1880); Gage (1880); Hall (1867); Kearney (1866); Keith (1866); Lancaster (after 1870); Lincoln County (1866); Merrick (1866); Nance (1879); Phelps (1866); Platte (1866); Polk (c.1871); Saline (before 1880); Sarpy (before 1890); Sherman (c. 1885); Saunders (1867);
Wabash & Western served the following: Douglas (before 1890)
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