List of Nebraska railroads

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The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of Nebraska.

Common freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Atchison, Lincoln and Columbus Railroad CB&Q 1871 1871 Atchison and Nebraska Railroad
Atchison and Nebraska Railroad CB&Q 1871 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1890 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Brandon Corporation BRAN 1978 2006 Brandon Railroad
Brownville, Fort Kearney and Pacific Railroad CB&Q 1867 1875 Nebraska Railway
Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska CB&Q 1869 1880 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington and Southwestern Railway CB&Q 1869 1870 Atchison and Nebraska Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad CB&Q CB&Q 1880 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway CB&Q 1901 1907 N/A Leased the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago Great Western Railroad CGW 1909 1941 Chicago Great Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway CGW CGW 1941 1968 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway CGW 1903 1909 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Chicago, Iowa and Kansas Railroad CB&Q 1883 1884 Chicago, Nebraska and Kansas Railroad
Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad RI 1886 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway RI 1886 1891 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad ATSF 1888 1890 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway MILW 1890 1928 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad MILW MILW 1928 1982 N/A
Chicago, Nebraska and Kansas Railroad CB&Q 1884 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1901 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1995 Union Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK 1947 1980 Union Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway RI RI 1888 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway CMO CNW 1881 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Covington, Columbus and Black Hills Railroad CNW 1875 1879 Sioux City and Nebraska Railroad
Fillmore Western Railway FWRY 1996 1999 N/A
Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad CNW 1869 1903 Chicago and North Western Railway
Grand Island, Hastings and Southeastern Railroad UP 1896 1897 St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway
Grand Island and Marysville Railroad UP 1885 1885 St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad
Grand Island and Wyoming Central Railroad CB&Q 1886 1897 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Hastings and Grand Island Railroad UP 1879 1880 St. Joseph and Western Railroad
Hastings and Northwestern Railroad UP 1912 1917 Union Pacific Railroad
Illinois Central Railroad IC IC 1899 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG 1972 1985 Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad
Inter State Bridge and Street Railway Company IC 1890 1892 Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway Company
Kansas City and Beatrice Railroad MP 1889 1894 Kansas City Northwestern Railroad
Kansas City Northwestern Railroad 1917 1919 Kansas City Northwestern Railway
Kansas City Northwestern Railroad MP 1893 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City Northwestern Railway 1925 1925 N/A
Kansas City and Omaha Railroad CB&Q 1886 1896 Kansas City and Omaha Railway
Kansas City and Omaha Railway CB&Q 1896 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railroad MP 1889 1894 Kansas City Northwestern Railroad
Kansas and Nebraska Railway UP 1876 1877 St. Joseph and Western Railroad
Kearney and Black Hills Railway UP 1889 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Lincoln and Black Hills Railroad CB&Q 1887 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Lincoln and North Western Railroad CB&Q 1879 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Midland Pacific Railway CB&Q 1868 1875 Nebraska Railway
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1917 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railroad in Nebraska MP 1917 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railway MP 1882 1917 Kansas City Northwestern Railroad, Missouri Pacific Railroad in Nebraska
Missouri Pacific Railway of Nebraska MP 1881 1882 Missouri Pacific Railway
Missouri Valley and Blair Railway and Bridge Company CNW 1882 1920 Chicago and North Western Railway
Nebraska Railway CB&Q 1875 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Nebraska and Colorado Railroad CB&Q 1883 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado RailNet NKCR 1996 2005 Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway
Nebraska Southern Railway MP 1886 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Nebraska and Western Railway CB&Q 1889 1891 Sioux City, O'Neill and Western Railway
Nebraska, Wyoming and Western Railroad CB&Q 1899 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
North-Eastern Nebraska Railroad CNW 1888 1888 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Northern Nebraska Air Line Railroad CNW 1867 1868 Sioux City and Pacific Railroad
Omaha Belt Railway MP 1883 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway Company IC 1892 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Omaha, Niobrara and Black Hills Railroad UP 1879 1886 Omaha and Republican Valley Railway
Omaha and North Platte Railroad CB&Q 1886 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Omaha and Northern Nebraska Railway CNW 1878 1880 Sioux City and Nebraska Railroad
Omaha and Northwestern Railroad CNW 1869 1878 Omaha and Northern Nebraska Railway
Omaha and Republican Valley Railroad UP 1876 1886 Omaha and Republican Valley Railway
Omaha and Republican Valley Railway UP 1886 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Omaha and South Western Railroad CB&Q 1869 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Omaha Southern Railway MP 1890 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Oxford and Kansas Railroad CB&Q 1887 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Pacific Railway in Nebraska MP 1887 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Randolph and Northeastern Nebraska Railroad CNW 1890 1890 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Republican Valley Railroad CB&Q 1878 1888 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Republican Valley and Kansas Railroad CB&Q 1885 1886 Republican Valley, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad
Republican Valley, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad CB&Q 1886 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Republican Valley and Wyoming Railroad CB&Q 1887 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Rock Island Omaha Terminal Railway RI 1914 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad UP 1866 1876 Kansas and Nebraska Railway
St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad UP 1885 1897 Grand Island, Hastings and Southeastern Railroad
St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway SJGI UP 1897
St. Joseph and Iowa Railroad RI 1886 1888 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
St. Joseph and Western Railroad UP 1877 1885 Grand Island and Marysville Railroad
St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad CNW 1880 1881 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Sioux City Bridge Company CNW 1889 1956 Chicago and North Western Railway
Sioux City and Nebraska Railroad CNW 1879 1883 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad
Sioux City, O'Neill and Western Railway CB&Q 1891 1899 Sioux City and Western Railway
Sioux City and Pacific Railroad CNW 1868 1901 Chicago and North Western Railway
Sioux City and Western Railway CB&Q 1899 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
South Omaha Terminal Railway SOT 1927 1978 Brandon Corporation
South Omaha and Western Railroad UP 1905 1908 Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad UP 1862 1880 Union Pacific Railway
Union Pacific Railway UP 1880 1897 Union Pacific Railroad
Union Stock Yards Company of Omaha 1883 1927 South Omaha Terminal Railway
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is one or more of the Class I railroads that the railroad became part of, if any.

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