Program will tell the story of short-lived railroad between Superior and Seward

Fifty years ago there was railroad fever in Nuckolls County much like there must have been 125 to 150 years ago when the first railroads were being built in this area though the original fever was more universal.

In 1974 promoters were beating the drums seeking financing for the Nebraska's first locally owned short-line railroad. In early spring of 1974, they believed they were on the verge of completing a unique railroad that would set a pattern for railroad abandonment in rural America. When the 84.7 mile line from Seward to Superior was abandoned by the Chicago and Northwestern in 1972, the...


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