Omaha and South Western Railroad

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The Omaha and South Western Railroad was a subsidiary of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, carrying the CB&Q from the west to Omaha, Nebraska starting in the 1860s.

The railroad line is still in operation by the BNSF Railway, successor to the CB&Q; Amtrak trains also operate over the line.[1]

The town of La Platte in Sarpy County was laid out by the Omaha and Southwestern Railroad in 1870, and was named for the surrounding Platte River valley.[2]


  1. ^ Kratville, W.W. (2002) Railroads of Omaha and Council Bluffs. Arcadia Publishing. p. 41.
  2. ^ "Nebraska Place Names (1925)", Retrieved 8/22/07.