Railroads Of Omaha And Council Bluffs

Author: William Kratville
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738520421
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The creation of the "streamlined" passenger train, the transition from steam to diesel power, the golden years of Omaha's Union Station, and the revolution of railroad freight service through mergers and government deregulation are just ...

Upstream Metropolis

Author: Lawrence Harold Larsen
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 080320602X
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An Urban Biography of Omaha and Council Bluffs Lawrence Harold Larsen. ing
of the Union Pacific stations, viaducts, and improvements at the line's Omaha
shops are treated respectively in Carla Johnson, Union Pacific and Omaha Union
Station; Savage and Bell, History of the City of Omaha; and Klein, Union Pacific:
Birth. For the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, see Overton, Burlington
Route; Thomas M. Davis, “Building the Burlington through Nebraska—A
Summary ...

Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvements Project Pottawattamie County Iowa And Douglas County Nebraska

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Maintenance of existing arteries and continued strategic expansion of
transportation networks is a priority of local officials. More than 600 projects,
ranging from pavement repairs to bridge replacement and street reconstruction,
are slated for the Omaha/ Council Bluffs metropolitan area during Fiscal Years (
FY) 2004-2009, according to the Transportation Improvement Program prepared
by MAPA. Rail Network As Omaha developed into a pioneer trade center, it was
selected as the ...

Iowa Railroads

Author: Frank Pierce Donovan
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9780877457237
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to Des Moines. He had plans for extensive expansion in Iowa, one of which was
in southwestern Iowa, where the Wabash had been built into Council Bluffs. THE
WABASH REACHES OMAHA Omaha loomed large as an objective for the
Wabash since it was an important gateway after the first transcontinental railroad
was completed in 1869. Previous to this event, a predecessor of the Wabash
linked St. Louis with Kansas City. But it was not until the Council Bluffs & St. Louis
Railway ...

Prospects Of Greatness

Author: Lawrence H. Larsen
Publisher: Truman State University Press
ISBN: 1612481825
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For a few years, Kanesville served as a staging point for Mormons on their way to
Utah. In 1853, Kanesville officially assumed the name Council Bluffs. A year later,
a Missouri River ferry operator from Council Bluffs founded Omaha. No large
influx of pioneers into the Council Bluffs followed; in 1860, Council Bluffs was a
village of 2,011 people. A dramatic change came with the November 1863
decision to construct the eastern half of the Union Pacific Railroad–Central
Pacific Railroad ...

Union Pacific Railroad

Author: Brian Solomon
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ISBN: 9781610605595
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From today's perspective, either Omaha Council Bluffs may seem like odd places
to begin a transcontinental line, especially considering that they are nearly
halfway across the country and were not yet served by a railway line. In fact, the
nearest railroad in 1863 was many miles east of Council Bluffs. Essentially
Omaha was a remote outpost on the edge of the frontier. So what was the
attraction? These towns sat at the eastern end of the Platte River Valley, the
broad natural corridor to ...

Lists Of Elevations Principally In That Portion Of The United States West Of The Mississippi River

Author: Henry Gannett
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Kearney Junction, above Hannibal, high water, via Saint Joseph and Denver City
Railroad Omaha, low water, Missouri River, below Kearney Junction, via Union
Pacific Railroad, ride Gardner's report Second determination : Pacific Junction,
Iowa, above Kansas City, high water, Missouri River Kansas City, high water, via
Kansas City, Saint Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad Kearney Junction, above
Pacific Junction, via Burlington and Missouri Railroad, in Nebraska Omaha, low ...

The Pacific Tourist

Author: H.T. Williams
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5878832755
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These run direct from Chicagoto Council Blufl's. At the transfer grounds there,
assen ers will change cars and take the Union acific tailroad train over the bridge
to Omaha and the West. From 5!. Louisa—two routes are open to the tourist. The
Missouri Pacific Railroad runs up on the south side of the. Missouri River, with
Pullman cars, direct for Kansas City, St. Joseph, and Council Bluffs. The St. Lou is
“, K unsus Cm; and Normern Railroad—runs from St. Louis, on the north side of
the ...

Miscellaneous Publications

Author: Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
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First determination : Hannibal, Missouri, high water, Missouri River, (assuming Mr
. Gardner's height to be correct) Kearney Junction, above Hannibal, high water,
via Saint Joseph and Denver City Railroad Omaha, low water, Missouri River,
below Kearney Junction, via Union Pacific Railroad, vide Gardner's report
Second determination : Pacific Junction, Iowa, above Kansas City, high water,
Missouri River Kansas City, high water, via Kansas City, Saint Joseph and
Council Bluffs ...

The Gate City

Author: Lawrence Harold Larsen
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803279674
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In 1888 the Council Bluffs & Omaha Electric Line started service over a Missouri
River bridge owned by Council Bluffs interests. More lines, including the
Metropolitan Street Railway Co. and the Interstate & Street Railway Co., followed
in the 1890s; and to further complicate matters, several that were never built
received charters. Omaha had a chaotic transit situation. There seemed almost a
mania for organizing and operating street railroads. Many short lines' had very
limited ...