Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway or Omaha Road (reporting mark CMO) was a railroad in the U.S. states of Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. It was incorporated in 1880 as a consolidation of the Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis Railway and the North Wisconsin Railway, The Chicago and North Western Railway (C&NW) gained control in 1882. The C&NW leased the Omaha Road in 1957 and merged the company into itself in 1972.
At the end of 1956 CStPM&O operated 1,616 miles of road and 2,396 miles of track; that year it reported 2,115 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 65 million passenger-miles.
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway (CStPM&O) 4-4-0 locomotive No. 278 and passenger train.
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Disposition of Lines
The following main lines were part of the Omaha Road:
Eastern Division: Elroy, Wisconsin (junction with C&NW towards Chicago) to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Now mostly part of the Union Pacific Railroad's Wyeville and Altoona Subdivisions.
Northern Division: Northline (junction with Eastern Division towards Minneapolis-St. Paul) to Bayfield, Wisconsin. Now abandoned.
Eau Claire (Eastern Division) to Spooner, Wisconsin (Northern Division main line). Now a Union Pacific Railroad branch line south of Cameron. Between Spooner and Trego, Wisconsin the line is used by the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad.
Trego, Wisconsin (Northern Division main line) to Duluth, Minnesota. Now abandoned, known as the Wild Rivers Trail.
St. Paul and Sioux City Division: Minneapolis-St. Paul to Sioux City, Iowa. Now the Union Pacific Railroad's Mankato and Worthington Subdivisions.
Org, Minnesota (SP&SC Division main line) to Mitchell, South Dakota Now the Minnesota Southern Railway east of Manley
Nebraska Division: Sioux City to Omaha, Nebraska. Now abandoned.
Nebraska Division (Main Line)
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