South Omaha Terminal Railway

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The South Omaha Terminal Railway in Omaha, Nebraska was a subsidiary of the Union Stock Yards Company of Omaha. Until the separate railroad company was created in July 1927, the trackage, about 17 miles (27 km), was owned and operated directly by the Union Stock Yards Company of Omaha. On April 4, 1978, an Interstate Commerce Commission emergency service order was issued at which time the Brandon Corporation took over service.

The Union Stock Yards Company of Omaha needed a separate line to run cattle to and from the Union Pacific Railroad mainline in downtown Omaha. After building the line, in 1904 the Union Stock Yards Company of Omaha was involved in a U.S. Supreme Court case against the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad entitled Union Stock Yards Company of Omaha v. Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. The case addressed liability issues after a defective freight car injured a worker.[1]

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  1. ^ (1925) "Right of Indemnitors of Co-Tortfeasors to Contribution from Each Other." The Yale Law Journal. 45(1) November, pp. 151-156.