Omaha, Lincoln, and Beatrice Railway Company (Lincoln, Neb.) [RG3292.AM]


RG3292.AM: Omaha, Lincoln, and Beatrice Railway Company (Lincoln, Neb.)

Records: 1903-1929
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.: Railway company
Size: 3 volumes on 1 reel of microfilm


The Omaha, Lincoln, and Beatrice Railway Company was incorporated on March 5, 1903, by Elbert Hurd, Henry Wilson, Elmer Brown, William Shankland, and Charles Biggerstaff. The capital stock was $200,000.00, issued in 2000 shares. The railway was intended to extend from Omaha to Beatrice but only about nine miles of track were ever constructed in the first and only year of operation, all within the city of Lincoln. In 1928 the rail line was purchased by the Abel Construction Company, which used it for internal hauling and as a connection with main railroad lines in Lincoln.


This collection consists of three volumes of records of the Omaha, Lincoln, and Beatrice Railway Company, arranged in three series: (1) Minutes, 1903-1904; (2) records regarding the sale of the Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice Railway, 1925-1929; and (3) Miscellany. The bulk of the records relate to the sale of the Omaha, Lincoln, and Beatrice Railway to the Abel Construction Company of Lincoln, Nebraska in 1928. Also included are the official minutes of the company, 1903-1904. The materials were loaned for microfilming in December of 1973. The Nebraska State Historical Society does not hold the original records.


Series 1 – Minutes, 1903-1904

Reel 1

  1. Minutes 1903-1904

Series 2 – Records regarding the sale of the O, L & B, 1928-1929

Reel 1

  1. Articles of Incorporation, maps, and land grants
  2. Reproduction cost appraisal of physical properties June, 1929

Series 3 – Miscellany

Reel 1

Includes certificates of Incorporation, by-laws, and correspondence, 1928, regarding the Board of Directors. Also included is an excerpt from A History of Street Railways in Nebraska by Elmo B. Phillips, M.A. Thesis, May 1944, relating to the O, L, & B Railway.

Subject headings:

Lancaster County (Neb.) — Businesses
Lincoln (Neb.) — Businesses
Lincoln (Neb.) — History
Omaha, Lincoln, and Beatrice Railway Company (Lincoln, Neb.)
Railroads — Nebraska

Revised 10-30-2007 TMM

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