Nebraska Northeastern Railway
Nebraska Northeastern Locomotive
|Dates of operation||1996–2012|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
|Length||120 miles (190 km)|
The Nebraska Northeastern Railway (reporting mark NENE) was a shortline railroad that began operations on July 23, 1996, in northeastern Nebraska. It operates on about 120 miles of former Burlington Northern Railroad track between Ferry Station, NE and O'Neill, Nebraska, as well as trackage rights over the BNSF Railway, Burlington Northern's successor, into Sioux City, Iowa.
In October 2012, The Federal Surface Transportation Board approved the BNSF Railway to buy back the Nebraska Northeastern for an undisclosed sum. The Nebraska Northeastern line would serve to optimize grain traffic through the region for the BNSF, and also serves three major ethanol production facilities: Siouxland Ethanol LLC in Jackson, Neb.; NEDAK Ethanol in Atkinson, Neb.; and Husker Ag Inc. in Plainview, Neb.
- "BNSF Railway Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Nebraska Northeastern Railway Company". Federal Register.
- Nohr, Emily. "BNSF to add Nebraska short-line railroad". Omaha World-Herald.
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