Monday, February 22, 2010

Hart and the Burlington Railroad

From: "Glenn G. Willumson" gwillumson@arts.ufl.edu

I am working on a travel book, A Traveler's Own Book, that the Central Pacific Railroad photographer Alfred Hart published in 1870. In particular, I'm trying to get a date for when it stopped publication, and I have come across a clue that I'm hoping someone can help me with. In what I think is a later edition of the booklet, the map in the back has the Burlington & Missouri Railroad bypassing Omaha and going through Lincoln, Nebraska before heading north again and linking up to the Union Pacific and heading west. Does anyone know when this bypass of Omaha was completed?

I appreciate any help you can give me.

—Glenn Willumson