NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG3292.AM: Omaha, Lincoln, and Beatrice Railway Company (Lincoln, Neb.)
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.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
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
- Minutes 1903-1904
Series 2 - Records regarding the sale of the O, L & B, 1928-1929
- Articles of Incorporation, maps, and land grants
- Reproduction cost appraisal of physical properties June, 1929
Series 3 - Miscellany
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.
Lancaster County (Neb.) -- Businesses
Lincoln (Neb.) -- Businesses
Lincoln (Neb.) -- History
Omaha, Lincoln, and Beatrice Railway Company (Lincoln, Neb.)
Railroads -- Nebraska
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