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Collection Number RG4064.AM
Collection Name RG4064 Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. Railroad Structures
Identifier Business records
Size and Materials 1 folder; 10 items
Title Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. Railroad Structures collection
Date or Date Span 1884-1907
Year Range from 1884
Year Range to 1907
Admin/Biographical History The Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad was incorporated in Illinois in 1864. Backed by a group of Boston investors, the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy was interested in financing the growth and development of short lines in the west for eventual absorption into the main line as the latter moved westward.

For this purpose, the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company in Nebraska was incorporated under a Nebraska State Charter in 1869. Construction from Plattsmouth to Lincoln began in July, 1869. Over the course of the next twenty years, the Burlington continued laying track in Nebraska so that, ultimately, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy operated about 2870 miles of track in Nebraska, the most mileage of any carrier in the state.

In order to provide telegraphic communication and refueling points, the railroad required manned stations every eight to twelve miles. At the peak of Burlington operations in Nebraska, there were over 730 such stations across the state.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection consists of one oversized folder containing ten drawings. The drawings are of buildings and structures built by the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska. The drawings in this series are copies taken from the original vellum or linen produced by the railroad.
Subjects Architectural drawings
Railroad facilities
Search Terms Alliance (Neb.)
Architectural design
Architectural drawings -- Nebraska
Architecture -- Nebraska
Beatrice (Neb.)
Box Butte County (Neb.)
Bridge construction -- Nebraska
Buffalo County (Neb.)
Burlington and Missouri River Railroad
Cass County (Neb.)
Furnas County (Neb.)
Gage County (Neb.)
Oxford (Neb.)
Plattsmouth (Neb.)
Railroads -- Buildings and structures
Red Cloud (Neb.)
Richardson County (Neb.)
Rulo (Neb.)
Webster County (Neb.)
Genre Form Drawings