Pleaseton Branch Union Pacific Railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 41° 00.642 W 098° 53.738
14T E 508776 N 4539950
This marker, placed by several organizations in the Ravenna area, is about an abandoned branch line of the Union pacific Railroad.
Waymark Code: WM4MCM
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 09/06/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 12

The Marker reads:

The ill-fated Pleasanton Nebraska branch extended southwestward along the South Loup Valley from Boelus to Pleasanton, a distance of 22.42 miles. Construction from Boelus to Nantasket was completed in 1887 and reached Pleasanton in 1890. The line was projected to Callaway and beyond, some grading was completed between the two points but no rails were laid past Pleasanton. In 1947 declining revenues, coupled with a disastrous storm, resulting in flooding along the South Loup River which obliterated the line, bringing about its sudden end.

Project Donors:
Ravenna Genealogical and Historical Society
The Ravenna Lions Club
L & M Machine Tools
Luthern Brotherhood Trico Branch #8291
Marker Name: Pleaseton Branch Union Pacific Railroad

Roadside: yes

Web Address if available:: [Web Link]

City: Not Listed

Other: Not Listed

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