Railroads in Omaha

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Railroads in Omaha, Nebraska have been integral to the growth and development of the city, the state of Nebraska, the Western United States and the entire United States.wikipedia
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Omaha, Nebraska

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Railroads in Omaha, Nebraska have been integral to the growth and development of the city, the state of Nebraska, the Western United States and the entire United States.
Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads and breweries.

Omaha Horse Railway

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In 1867 Ezra Millard, Andrew J. Hanscom, and Augustus Kountze formed the Omaha Horse Railway, the first horsecar in the city.

Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District

Today, the Omaha Rail and Commerce Historic District celebrates this connection, as do the listing of the Burlington Train Station and the Union Station on the National Register of Historic Places.

McKeen railmotor

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The McKeen railroad motor car was a specialized self-propelled passenger car manufactured in Omaha.

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Railroads in Omaha, Nebraska have been integral to the growth and development of the city, the state of Nebraska, the Western United States and the entire United States.

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Railroads in Omaha, Nebraska have been integral to the growth and development of the city, the state of Nebraska, the Western United States and the entire United States.

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Railroads in Omaha, Nebraska have been integral to the growth and development of the city, the state of Nebraska, the Western United States and the entire United States.

First Transcontinental Railroad

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Omaha was not supposed to be the center of the First Transcontinental Railroad; its neighbor across the Missouri River, Council Bluffs, Iowa was.

Missouri River

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Omaha was not supposed to be the center of the First Transcontinental Railroad; its neighbor across the Missouri River, Council Bluffs, Iowa was.

Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Omaha was not supposed to be the center of the First Transcontinental Railroad; its neighbor across the Missouri River, Council Bluffs, Iowa was.

Abraham Lincoln

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In July 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Act into law, which chartered a new organization called the Union Pacific Railroad.

Pacific Railroad Acts

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In July 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Act into law, which chartered a new organization called the Union Pacific Railroad.

Union Pacific Railroad

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In July 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Act into law, which chartered a new organization called the Union Pacific Railroad. The Union Pacific Railroad has been headquartered in Omaha since its inception in 1867, starting with its fifty-year occupancy of the Herndon House in downtown.

Lexington, Nebraska

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It was authorized to build a single line west from an "initial point" at the 100-degree meridian (near present-day Lexington, Nebraska).

Executive order

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While the legislation seemed to favor Omaha, in 1863 Lincoln issued an executive order designating the terminal at Council Bluffs.

Thomas C. Durant

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Thomas C. Durant, the first head of the Union Pacific, arbitrarily decided the railroad should start at Omaha.

River City Star

Miller's Landing
In 1863 ground was broken near Miller's Landing on the Missouri River for the First Transcontinental Railroad.

Edward Creighton

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Along with local financier Edward Creighton, George Francis Train was the promoter who was chiefly responsible for the city's landing the railroad.

George Francis Train

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Along with local financier Edward Creighton, George Francis Train was the promoter who was chiefly responsible for the city's landing the railroad.

Train Town

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He was made rich by its location convenient to the land which he owned near Deer Park.

Herndon House

Original Union Pacific Headquarters
The Union Pacific Railroad has been headquartered in Omaha since its inception in 1867, starting with its fifty-year occupancy of the Herndon House in downtown.

South Omaha Terminal Railway

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The South Omaha Terminal Railway, a subsidiary of the Union Stock Yards Company of Omaha, was a spur line established to serve the Omaha Stockyards, which opened in the 1880s.

Union Stock Yards Company of Omaha

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The South Omaha Terminal Railway, a subsidiary of the Union Stock Yards Company of Omaha, was a spur line established to serve the Omaha Stockyards, which opened in the 1880s.

Branch line

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The South Omaha Terminal Railway, a subsidiary of the Union Stock Yards Company of Omaha, was a spur line established to serve the Omaha Stockyards, which opened in the 1880s.