Question about the Burlington & Missouri River RR in NEB

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travelrobb
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Question about the Burlington & Missouri River RR in NEB

Post by travelrobb » Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:56 pm

Let's all get into the way back machine, shall we? I understand that the C.B.& Q. acquired the B&MoR RR in NEB in 1882, but did the latter operate as a nominally separate company for a while? If so, until when?

I ask because I have an old B&MoRRR NEB switch key that would appear to date from after 1900--and some people have claimed the key dates to the 1920s.

If I've stumped the group, can anyone refer me to someone who might know?

Thanks,

Robb

squints16

Post by squints16 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:42 pm

While the Burlington and Missour River Rail Road in Nebraska was virtually under the control of the C.B.&Q. for some time, in technically never was a subsidiary of the "Q". It remained an independent coroporation until, on December 31, 1879, the directors of the B&M accepted terms of consolidations proposed by the C.B.&Q. On July 26, 1880, all of the property of the B&M was deeded to the C.B.&Q. The land department continued to operate under the original corporate title after this, but I am not sure for what length of time.

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