Webster Street Station

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Webster Street Station
Station statistics
Address Webster Street and Saddle Creek Road
Line(s) Missouri Pacific Railway:
Omaha Belt Line
Other information
Opened 1887

The Webster Street Station was a train station located at Webster and North 15th Streets in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.[1] Located on the Omaha Belt Line, which was operated by the Omaha Road and the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a local railroad passenger depot, the station was built in 1887.[2] In 1902 the New York Times noted the station for its innovations in the treatment of passenger luggage.[3]

The Swedes in Omaha used the Webster Street Station to connect with their ethnic communities in Oakland, Pender, Wakefield, and Wausa.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1947) Nebraska, a guide to the Cornhusker State. Nebraska State Historical Society. p 218.
  2. ^ Kratville, W. (2003). Railroads of Omaha and Council Bluffs. Arcadia Publishing. p. 75. 
  3. ^ "How baggage is handled" (PDF). New York Times. 1902-03-02. Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Swedish Churches in Omaha: Sites and survivals", Retrieved 11/13/10.