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2/22/1881Kankakee and Seneca Railroad Company (?)
Jointly owned by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880]; and Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Saint Louis and Chicago.

Built from Seneca to Wauponsee, Illinois, (4 miles) via Langham by ?/??

Built from Wauponsee to Kankakee, Illinois, (38 miles) via Mazon, Gardner, Essex, and Bonfield by ~1/1882

(CIStL&C sold to CCC&StL on ~1889.)

(CCC&StL sold to NYC on 2/1/1930.)

New York Central relinquished interest in K&S on 3/27/1933. CRI&P #3 becomes sole owner.

Entire line abandoned on <~1940.

 

4/16/1881Cotton Plant Railway Company (?)
Incorporated. "The road shall commence at or near the town of Brinkley, in the County of Monroe, and shall terminate at or near the town of Augusta, in the County of Woodruff, passing through the said Counties of Monroe and Woodruff, and being about thirty (30) miles in length.

Built from Brinkley to Cotton Plant, Arkansas, (11 miles) via Saulsburg by ~12/1881. Originally built as a 3 ft. gauge railroad.

Sold to Batesville and Brinkley Railroad Company on [6/22/1882] on 6/22/1882.

 

4/18/1881Chicago, Decorah and Minnesota Railway Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to locate, construct, maintain and operate a railway, with all necessary branches, warehouses, elevators and such other appendages as may be deemed necessary for the convenient use and profitable management of the same in a northerly and southerly or other direction from said town of Decorah, County of Winneshiek and to such points in Iowa and Minnesota and to points of connection with other railways as the Board of Directors by resolution entered of record may designate and appoint."

Leased to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern [6/19/1876] on <~6/30/1889.

Built from Postville Junction to Decorah, Iowa, (23 miles) via Castalia, Ossian, and Nordness by ?/??.

Sold to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] on 5/22/1902.

 

6/28/1881Central Railway of Missouri (Missouri)
Incorporated "to construct, maintain and operate a railroad from the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, to Creve Coeur Lake in the County of St. Louis, State of Missouri, thence to Tavern Rock in the County of Franklin, State of Missouri; and thence up the south bank of the Missouri river to the track of the Missouri Pacific Railway and Labaddie Bottom in the said County of Franklin, a distance altogether as near as may be of forty one miles. The Counties through or into which said railway is intended to be made, are the said City of St. Louis, County of Franklin."

Purchased Missouri Central Railway Company [11/2/1871] on 6/30/1881.

Articles of Incorporation amended on 7/19/1881 authorizing extension "from Labaddie Bottom, Franklin County, in a southeasterly direction through the counties of Franklin and Crawford to a point near the town of Cuba, a distance of about sixty one miles, making the total length of said railroad, after said extension, one hundred and two miles."

No construction done.

Name changed to Saint Louis and Central Missouri Railway Company [6/16/1883].

 

~1882Clinton and Cedar Rapids Railroad Company (?)
Reorganization of Chicago, Omaha and Saint Joseph Railroad Company [3/19/1872].

Sold to Cedar Rapids and Clinton Railway Company on [12/5/1882].

 

5/29/1882Davenport, Iowa and Dakota Rail Road Company (Iowa)
Incorporated. "The general nature of the business of the Corporation shall be the constructing and operating of a railroad with a double or a single track, between Davenport, Iowa and the Territory of Dakota, with lateral or diverging branches; and construction with other railroads now constructed or that may be constructed."

Articles of incorporation amended on 4/12/1888. "The general nature of the business of the Corporation shall be the construction and operation of a railroad with a single, double, or more tracks from Davenport, Iowa, through the State of Iowa, and into and through the State of Minnesota and Territory of Dakota, to the Pacific Coast and to the British Possessions; and from Davenport, Iowa, into and through the State of Illinois to the great lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, with lateral and diverging branches, and connecting with other railroads now constructed or that may be constructed."

Built from Davenport to Sunbury, Iowa, (26 miles) via Black Hawk, Blue Grass, and Stockton by ~?/??

Purchased Chicago, Iowa and Northern Pacific Railroad Company [6/5/1885] on 3/8/1888.

Built from Sunbury to Bennett, Iowa, (5 miles) by ~1890.

Sold to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] by 11/21/1892.

 

6/22/1882Batesville and Brinkley Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated "to build, maintain and operate in the usual manner, and for the usual and customary purposes a railroad about seventy five (75) miles in length, beginning at the town of Batesville in Independence County and running from thence through or partly through Independence, Jackson, Woodruff and Monroe Counties in the State of Arkansas to Brinkley in the County of Monroe."

Purchased The Cotton Plant Railway Company [4/16/1881] on 6/22/1882.

Built from Cotton Plant to Patterson, Arkansas, (19 miles) via Becton, Howell, Wiville, Colono (Colona), and Grays by ?/??

Purchased the Augusta and Southeastern Railway Company [8/8/1888] on 1/10/1890.

Name changed to White and Black River Valley Railroad Company on [1/10/1890] on 1/10/1890.

 

7/3/1882Searcy and West Point Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated. "The railroad to be owned and operated by this association shall commence at the town of Searcy and run from thence via Kensett, on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway, on the most direct and practicable route, to West Point, on the Little Red River; the termini and the line thereof being about nine miles."

Consolidated into Searcy and Des Arc Railroad Company on [6/29/1899].

 

11/22/1882Belt Railway Company of Chicago (Illinois)
Jointly owned by Chicago and Eastern Illinois; Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville; Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada; Erie Railroad; and Wabash Railroad.

Leased Belt Division of Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad for 999 years by 3/31/1883, consisting of line from Cragin to South Chicago, Illinois, and trackage rights over 9 miles of Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad, 1.5 miles over Indiana Harbor Belt and 11 miles over Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad.

Joint ownership expanded on ~3/1912 to include: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; Chesapeake and Ohio; Chicago and Alton; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880]; Illinois Central including Chicago, Madison and Northern; Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie; Pennsylvania Railroad.

Purchased Chicago Union Transfer Railway on ~3/1912.

Purchased Belt Division and trackage rights from Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad on 8/15/1962.

 

12/5/1882Cedar Rapids and Clinton Railway Company (Iowa)
Incorporated. "Whereas, the Chicago, Clinton & Western Rail Road Company, a corporation organized and existing under the and by virtue of the laws of Iowa, constructed a portion of its line of railway between Clinton and Iowa City, Iowa, and said corporation having become insolvent, its railway property and franchises were sold under Judicial sale, and the Sheriff's deed therefore was executed to E.F. Winslow, Trustee; and the said Winslow having conveyed the same property to the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company, and the said latter company now owns and controls the said railway company. Therefore one of the objects of this incorporation is to become the owner by lease or purchase, of all the property, rights and franchises of said Chicago, Clinton & Western Rail Road Company now owned and controlled by said The Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company. To complete said line of railway between Clinton and Iowa City, and cause the same to be operated as an independent line of railway or jointly with other railways having connection therewith, said Cedar Rapids and Clinton Railway Company shall also have full and complete power and authority to lease and purchase railway property; to locate and construct railways; to lease, sell, and mortgage all or any portion of its railway property; and also to make traffic arrangements with other railroads having connections directly or indirectly with the railway or railways of this corporation , in or out, of the State of Iowa, or to consolidate with companies owning such railways."

Purchased Clinton and Cedar Rapids Railroad Company [~1882] on 12/5/1882.

Purchased Chicago, Clinton and Western Rail Road Company [~1/1877] from Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern [6/19/1876] on 2/27/1883.

Built from Noel (Noels) to Tipton, Iowa, (30 miles) via Cadda (Carlson), Dixon, New Liberty, and Bennett by 9/1884.

Built from Tipton to Ives (Elmira), Iowa, (10 miles) via Buchanan and Plato by 11/1884.

Built from Plato to quarries (3 miles) by ~1884.

Leased to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern [6/19/1876] by <6/30/1889.

Sold to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] on 5/22/1902.

 

3/10/1883Minnesota Transfer Railway Company (Minnesota)
Chartered to transfer freight between the owners in the St. Paul, Minnesota area.

Jointly owned by Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Chicago Great Western; Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880]; Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha; Great Northern; Minneapolis and St. Louis; Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie; and Northern Pacific.

Purchased New Brighton Stock Yards (and Minnesota Belt Line Railway and Transfer Company) on ~8/1898.

 

6/16/1883Saint Louis and Central Missouri Railway Company (Missouri)
Name changed from Central Railway of Missouri [6/28/1881].

No construction done.

Sold to Saint Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad Company [12/20/1884] 11/29/1886 for $4,750,000.

 

8/14/1883Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pacific Railway Company (?)
Name changed from Minnesota Central Rail Road Company [5/23/1857] on 8/14/1883.

Stock controlled by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company.

Built from Morton, MN to Watertown, ND (123 miles) via North Redwood, Delhi, Belview, Echo, Wood Lake, Hanley Falls, Hazel Run, Clarkfield, Boyd, Dawson, Madison, Haydenville, and Marietta, MN and Revillo, Strandburg, Troy, and Waverly, ND by <1884.

Operated by Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railroad Company.

Built from Waterville to Mankato, MN (27 miles) via Elysian, Madison Lake, and Benning by 6/13/1887.

Operated by Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railroad Company.

Declared bankruptcy on 11/16/1893.

Sold under foreclosure to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 4/24/1894.

Name changed to Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pacific Railroad Company [4/24/1894].

 

12/20/1884Saint Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad Company (Kansas)
Incorporated "to construct, maintain, equip, acquire, own and operate a railway or railroad in the State of Kansas and a telegraph line in connection therewith, commencing at the western line of Seward County, State of Kansas near the center of said line thence eastwardly through the Counties of Seward, Ford, Comanche, Barber, Harper, Sumner, Cowley, Chautauqua, Elk, Wilson, Neoaho, Crawford, Barbour and Linn in the State of Kansas, and to a point in the eastern line of said Linn County near the center of said line, and by virtue of the laws of the State of Missouri, to construct, maintain, equip and acquire, own and operate said Line of railway and telegraph into and through the State of Missouri, extending eastwardly from said point to the Union Depot in Kansas City in said State of Missouri. Furthermore, from the point where the said railroad runs northwestwardly to Kansas City, State of Missouri, eastwardly to and into the City of St. Louis, through and along by the Union Depot to the west bank of the Mississippi River at said City of St. Louis. The kind of road intended to be constructed is a standard gauge railroad. The estimated length of the railroad is eight hundred and fifty miles."

Purchased Forest Park and Central Rail Road Company [10/8/1877] for $700,000.00 on 12/22/1884.

Purchased Saint Louis and Central Missouri Railway Company [6/16/1883] for $4,750,000 on 11/29/1886.

Through stock purchase, controlled by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company on ~8/1887

Articles of incorporation amended on 8/26/1887 to show: "The purpose for which this Corporation is formed is to construct, maintain, and operate a standard gauge railroad, and in connection therewith to construct, maintain and operate a line or lines of telegraph and a line or lines of telephone along and upon the following described routes.
Route No. 1 - Beginning at a point at or near the City of St. Louis in the State of Missouri; thence in a westerly direction through the counties of St. Louis, Franklin, Gasconade, Osage, Maries, Miller, Cole, Morgan, Pettis, Johnson, Lafayette and Jackson, to a point at or near the City of Kansas in the County of Jackson and State of Missouri.
Route No. 2 - Commencing at the most practicable point on Route 1 between Versailles in Morgan County and Cole Camp in Benton County; thence in a southwesterly direction through the counties of Morgan, Benton, Henry, Bates and Vernon, in the State of Missouri; thence westerly through the County of Bourbon in the State of Kansas to a point at or near the City of Fort Scott in the County of Bourbon.
Route No. 3 - Commencing at the most practicable point on Route 2 in Benton County in the State of Missouri; thence northwesterly by the most practicable route through the Counties of Benton, Pettis, Henry, Johnson, and Lafayette, to a connection with Route No. 1 at the most practicable point in said County of Lafayette.
Route No. 4 - Commencing at the most practicable point of a connection with Route No. 2 in the County of Henry and State of Missouri; thence running westerly through the Counties of Henry, Bates, and Cass in the State of Missouri; thence westerly through the Counties of Miami and Franklin in the State of Kansas, to a point at or near the City of Ottawa in said County of Franklin.
Route No. 5 - Commencing at the most practicable point of connection with Route No. 1, in the County of Johnson, in the State of Missouri, to a point at or near the City of Warrenburg in said County of Johnson.
Route No. 6 - Commencing at the most practicable point of connection with Route No. 1, in Johnson County in the State of Missouri; thence northerly through the Counties of Johnson, Lafayette, and Ray in the State of Missouri, to a point at or near Lexington Junction in said County of Ray.
Route No. 7 - Commencing at the most practicable point of connection with Route No. 2 in Benton County in the State of Missouri; thence through the Counties of Benton, Pettis, and Saline, in the State of Missouri; thence northerly through Carroll and Chariton Counties in said State to the most practicable point on the northern boundary line of said Chariton County.
Route No. 8 - Commencing at the most practicable point of connection with Route No. 1 in Miller County, State of Missouri; thence southwesterly through the Counties of Miller, Morgan, Camden, Benton, Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade, and Barton in the State of Missouri; thence westerly through the County of Crawford, in the State of Kansas, to the City of Girard in said County of Crawford.
The estimated length of said lines of railroad, telegraph, and telephone is 900 miles."

Built from Creve Couer to Union, Missouri, (55 miles) via Hine, Chesterfield, Air Park, Monarch, Centaur, Saint Albans, Oetters, Labadie, Villa Ridge, and Hills by 6/3/1888.

Through stock purchase, controlled by John Scullin and David R. Francis. on ~1899.

Built from Union to Belle, Missouri, (46 miles) via Jeffriesburg, Beaufort, Leslie, Gerald, Rose Bud (Rosebud), Owensville, Canaan, and Bland by ~1901.

Through stock purchase, controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] by ~4/1902.

Built from Belle to Eldon, Missouri, (55 miles) via Summerfield, Gascondy, Freeburg, Argyle, Koeltztown, Meta, Hoecker, Henley, Eugene, and Etterville by ~1903.

Built from Eldon to Hadsell, Missouri, (93 miles) via Barnett, Marvin, Versailles, Stover, Morgan, Crest, Nay (Cole Camp), Ionia, Brandon, Windsor, Bowen, Leeton, Post Oak, Chilhowie, Denton, and Medford by 7/1/1904.

Sold to Kansas City Rock Island Railway Company [12/23/1902] on 1/1/1905.

 

2/17/1885Peoria Terminal Railway Company (Illinois)
Incorporated "to construct the said railway from within the City of Peoria, in Peoria County, in the State of Illinois to and into the township of Limestone and Peoria in said County and State, with one or more tracks and with one or more branches, and with power to extend the same westwardly to the Mississippi River at any points, and to connect, unite and cooperate with any and all other railways and railway companies."

Built from Peoria to Monmouth Junction, Illinois, (3 miles) by ~1893.

Leased for 999 years to Rock Island and Peoria Railway Company (RI&P #2) [10/9/1877] by ~11/1894.

Sold to Rock Island and Peoria Railway Company (RI&P #2) [10/9/1877] on 6/10/1903.

Name changed to Peoria Terminal Company (PTC #1) on [6/11/1903].

 

6/5/1885Chicago, Iowa and Northern Pacific Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to construct a railroad, of the standard gauge of four feet eight and one half inches, from a point on the Mississippi River near or below the mouth of the Wapsipinicon River along the valley of said river to the north line of the State of Iowa and ultimately to extend the road from the Mississippi River to Chicago, and from a point near the north line of the State of Iowa northwest to a connection with the Northern Pacific Railroad, also to extend the road from a point near the north line of the State of Iowa northward to St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Or any line or branches leading in any direction by the resolution of the Board of Directors and entered upon the records of said Company, and to purchase or lease any line of railroad and such real estate, warehouses, elevators, and such other appendages as may be deemed necessary for the convenient use and profitable management of the same, and to do all other acts necessary to carry out the purposes of this organization."

Sold to Davenport, Iowa and Dakota Rail Road Company [5/29/1882] on 3/8/1888.

 

6/6/1885Waverly Short Line Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to construct, equip, operate and manage a railroad and telegraph or telephone line or both, from the City of Waverly in the State of Iowa, across the Shell Rock River in a southwesterly direction to a point of connection with the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway at or near the station of Winslow, County of Black Hawk and State of Iowa, a distance of five (5) miles, more or less and with power to acquire by purchase, lease, or otherwise, or to operate, prorate, or work in conjunction with any other railway or railroad with which this Corporation's said designated lines of railway may connect, and to extend said line of railway so to be acquired, leased, operated or prorated with, to a point of connection with any other railway or railroads within the State of Iowa, all to be owned, held, leased or operated or held and operated in connection with or as a portion of this corporation's Main Line in either direction from Waverly, aforesaid, or of any one of its branches as may at any time be deemed by it advisable."

The company was leased to and operated by the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway Co. by ~1893.

Built from Waverly Junction to Waverly, Iowa, (6 miles) by ~1886.

Sold to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] on 5/22/1902.

 

12/30/1885Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad Company (CK&N #1) (Kansas)
Incorporated "the purpose for which said corporation is formed is to locate, construct, equip, maintain, own and operate lines of railroad with one or more tracks, as follows: A line commencing at the town of Larkin, in the County of Atchison, in the State of Kansas, and running thence in a southwesterly direction through the Counties of Atchison, Jackson, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Davis, Morris, Marion, Harvey, Butler and Sedgwick to the City of Wichita in said County of Sedgwick and State of Kansas; and also a line commencing at or near the southeast corner of Township seventeen (17) of range five (5) east, in said County of Morris at a point on the line hereinbefore mentioned and extending thence in a southwesterly direction through the counties of Morris, Marion, McPherson, and Reno, in the State of Kansas, to the town of Hutchison, in said Reno County; and also a line commencing at the town of Holton, in the said County of Jackson and extending thence in a northwesterly direction, through the Counties of Jackson, Pottawatomie, Marshall and Washington to a point where the Little Blue River crosses the North Line of the State of Kansas, in the County of Washington; and also a line commencing at Ballard's Falls in the County of Washington in said State of Kansas, thence extending westwardly through the Counties of Washington, Republic, Jewell, Smith, Phillips, Norton, Decatur and Rawlins to the town of Atwood in said County of Rawlins; also a line commencing at said town of Larkin and extending thence through the Counties of Atchison, Brown and Doniphan, to a point on the Missouri River opposite the City of St. Joseph, in the State of Missouri; and also a line commencing at said town of Larkin, and extending thence eastwardly through said County of Atchison to the City of Atchison, in the State of Kansas; and also a line commencing at or near the town of Circleville in said County of Jackson, and running thence in a northwesterly direction, through the Counties of Jackson and Nemaha to a point where the Nemaha River crosses the North Line of the State of Kansas. The estimated length of said railroad is seven hundred miles."

Sold to Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #2) [3/19/1886] on 12/20/1886.

 

3/19/1886Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #2) (Kansas)
Incorporated "for which said corporation is formed is to locate, construct, equip, maintain, own and operate lines of railroad, with one or more tracks as follows, - (1) a line commencing at a point on the west bank of the Missouri River in the State of Kansas, opposite the City of Saint Joseph in the State of Missouri, and running thence in a southwesterly direction, through the counties of Doniphan, Brown, Atchison, Jackson, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Davis, Morris, Dickinson, Marion, McPherson, Reno, Pratt, Kiowa, Ford, Clark, Meade, and Seward to a point on the south line of the State of Kansas, crossed by the 101st Meridian of west longitude. (2) A line commencing at a point on line number 1 at or near Lost Springs, and running thence in a southerly direction through Marion, Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick, and Sumner Counties to Hunnewell, Sumner County, Kansas, and a line commencing at a point opposite St. Joseph, Missouri and running to the west line of the State of Kansas, and a line commencing at Atchison and running through Atchison, Jefferson and Shawnee Counties to Topeka, thence westerly to a point on line number 1 near the mouth of Mill Creek in Wabaunsee County, Kansas; and a line commencing at Atchison and running to Holton, Jackson County, Kansas; the estimated length of said railroad is 1150 miles."

Leased trackage rights between Saint Joseph, Missouri, over Missouri River Bridge to Elwood, Kansas, (1 mile) from Saint Joseph and Grand Island Railroad Company by 12/31/1885.

Charter amended to provide for a line across the northern counties to the Colorado state line on 5/19/1886.

Construction began 7/1/1886.

Purchased Atchison, Saint Joseph and Northern Railroad Company [12/3/1879] on 10/14/1886.

Built from Elwood to Horton, Kansas, (40 miles) via Wathena, Blair, Troy, Bendina, Denton, Purcell, Pierce, and Horton Junction by 11/12/1886.

Purchased Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad Company (CK&N #1) [12/30/1885] on 12/20/1886.

Purchased Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad Company (CK&N #3) [4/1/1886] on 12/20/1886.

Leased to Saint Joseph and Iowa Railroad Company [1/22/1857] on ~1886.

Built from Fairbury, Kansas, to Hebron, Nebraska, (24 miles) via Gladstone, and Gilead by 1/20/1887.

Built from Horton, Kansas, to Lewiston, Nebraska, (69 miles) via Mercier, Powhattan, Fairview, Sabetha, Berwick, Bern, Kansas; Du Bois, Pawnee City, Steinauer, and Mayberry, by 1/23/1887.

Built from Fairbury to Lewiston, Nebraska, (46 miles) via Jansen, Harbine, Ellis, Beatrice, and Rockford by 1/23/1887.

Built from Horton to Topeka, Kansas, (49 miles) via Whiting, Straight Creek, Holton, Mayetta, Hoyt, Elmont, and North Topeka by ~2/1887.

Charter amended to allow building from Wichita, Kansas, across the Oklahoma territory, to Galveston, Texas, and from Hutchinson, Kansas to El Paso, New Mexico on 3/2/1887.

Traded trackage rights with Union Pacific Railroad Company on 3/19/1887. CK&N #4 got trackage rights from Kansas City to Topeka, Kansas. UP got trackage rights from Abilene to Salina, Kansas.

Built from Topeka to Herington, Kansas, (81 miles) via Valencia, Willard, Maple Hill, Vera, Paxico, Mc Farland, Alma, Volland, Alta Vista, Dwight, White City, and Latimer, by ~7/1887.

Built from Hebron to Nelson, Nebraska, (27 miles) via Deshler, Ruskin, and Nora by 7/17/1887.

Built from Herington to Pratt, Kansas, (127 miles) via Ramona, Tampa, Durham, Waldeck, Canton, Galva, McPherson, Groveland, Inman, Medora, Hutchinson, Whiteside, Partridge, Arlington, Langdon, Turon, Preston, and Natrona by 8/22/1887.

Purchased Chicago, Caldwell and Southern Railway Company [9/10/1886] on 8/29/1887.

Built from Fairbury, Nebraska, to Belleville, Kansas, (33 miles) via Thompson, Nebraska, then Bonham (Mahaska), Narka, and Stevenson (Munden), Kansas by 9/18/1887.

Built from Belleville to Cuba, Kansas, (11 miles) by 10/12/1887.

Built from Belleville to Mankato, Kansas, (32 miles) via Rydal, Scandia, Courtland, Formosa, and Montrose by 10/15/1887.

Built from Cuba to Clyde, Kansas, (14 miles) via Agenda by 10/26/1887.

Built from Mc Farland to Manhattan, Kansas, (21 miles) via Wabaunsee and Zeandale by 11/2/1887.

Built from Manhattan to Clay Center, Kansas, (37 miles) via Keats, Riley, Bala, and Broughton by 11/24/1887.

Built from Clyde to Clay Center, Kansas, (22 miles) via Vining, Clifton, and Morganville by 11/24/1887.

Built from Mankato to Phillipsburg, Kansas, (62 miles) via Otego, Esbon, Lebanon, Bellaire, Smith Center, Athol, Kensington, Agra, and Gretna by ~12/1887.

Built from Herrington to Caldwell, Kansas, (123 miles) via Lost Springs, Lincolnville, Antelope, Marion, Aulne, Peabody, Elbing, Whitewater, Furley, Kechi, Wichita, Gladys (Midland Park), Haysville, Peck, Zyba, Riverdale, Wellington, Perth, and Corbin by ~12/1887.

Built from Herrington to Salina, Kansas, (49 miles) via Woodbine, Pearl, Enterprise, Abilene, Sand Spring, Solomon, and New Cambria by ~12/1887.

Built from Phillipsburg to Norton, Kansas, (33 miles) via Stuttgart, Prairie View, Almena, and Calvert by ~2/1888.

Built from Pratt to Liberal, Kansas, (137 miles) via Cullison, Wellsford, Haviland, Brenham, Greensburg, Joy, Mullinville, Bucklin, Kingsdown, Bloom, Minneola, Fowler, Meade, Jasper (Missler), Collano, West Plain (Plains), Kismet, Arkalon, and Hayne by 2/26/1888.

Purchased Arkansas, Kansas, and Colorado Railway Company [5/20/1887] on 3/21/1888.

Consolidated into Chicago, Kansas, and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #4) on [6/13/1888].

 

4/1/1886Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad Company (CK&N #3) (Nebraska)
Incorporated "to construct, maintain and operate a railroad from a point at or near the southwest corner of the County of Richardson, in the State of Nebraska, through the Counties of Richardson, Pawnee, Gage, Jefferson, Thayer, Nuckolls, Webster, Adams, Kearney, and Buffalo, to the City of Kearney in the State of Nebraska.

No construction done.

Sold to Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #2) [3/19/1886] by 12/20/1886.

 

9/10/1886Chicago, Caldwell and Southern Railway Company (Kansas)
Incorporated to "locate, construct, equip, maintain, own and operate a line of railroad with one or more tracks from the City of Wellington, in the County of Sumner and State of Kansas, through said County of Sumner in a southwesterly direction, to a point on the south line of said State, south of the City of Caldwell, in said Sumner County. The estimated length of said railroad is 23 miles."

Sold to Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #2) [3/19/1886] on 8/29/1887.

 

3/10/1887Kansas City and Topeka Railway Company (Kansas)
Incorporated "to locate, construct, equip maintain, own and operate a line of railroad, with one or more tracks, from Kansas City, Kansas, through the Counties of Wyandotte, Leavenworth, Douglas, Jefferson, and Shawnee to the City of Topeka in the State of Kansas. The estimated length of said railroad is 66 miles."

Built from Wyoming Street in Kansas City, Missouri, to Armourdale Yard (3 miles) in ~/1888.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 1/7/1889.

 

5/20/1887Arkansas, Kansas and Colorado Railway Company (Kansas)
Incorporated "The said railway is intended to run from Anthony in Harper County, Kansas, thence in a northwesterly direction through Dodge City in Ford County to the Western Line of the State of Kansas at or near where the Republican River enters the State in Cheyenne County. The railway is intended to be run through the following counties in the State of Kansas to wit; Harper, Barber, Kiowa, Ford, Hodgeman, Gray, Garfield, Lane, Gove, Logan, Thomas, Sherman, and Cheyenne; the estimated length in the State of Kansas is four hundred miles."

Built from Bucklin to Dodge City, Kansas, (26 miles) via Ford, Wilroads, and South Dodge by 1/1/1888.

Sold to the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #2) [3/19/1886] on 3/21/1888.

 

5/23/1887George B. Rose, Trustee
Purchased Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Company (M&LR #3) [4/28/1877] on 5/23/1887.

Sold to Little Rock and Memphis Railroad Company [9/1/1887] on 10/25/1898.

 

9/1/1887Little Rock and Memphis Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Purchased Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Company (M&LR #3) [4/28/1877] from George B Rose, Trustee [5/23/1887].on 9/1/1887.

Sold under foreclosure to Fredric P. Alcott, Trustee on [10/25/1898].

 

11/30/1887Choctaw Coal and Railway Company (Minnesota)
Incorporated "to mine, smelt, refine, deal in coal, Iron and all kinds of ores and minerals, and for the construction, operation etc. of railroads."

Built from Wister to Mc Alester, Oklahoma, (65 miles) via Victor, Caston, Fanshawe, Hughes, Red Oak, Panola, Lutie, Wilburton, Limestone, Hartshorne, Halleyville, Dow, Alderson, and Krebs by ~1890.

Built from El Reno to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, (26 miles) via Banner, Yukon and Council by ~2/1892.

Sold under foreclosure to George H. Earle Jr., Sydney F. Tyler, Francis I. Gowen, George B. Kirkbride, and Nicholas Thouron, Trustees [9/8/1894] on 9/8/1894.

 

12/23/1887Pueblo Union Depot and Railroad Company (Colorado)
Incorporated to build union depot and connecting tracks to benefit the joint owners.

Jointly owned by: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880]; Colorado and Southern; Denver and Rio Grande Western; and Missouri Pacific.

CRI&P #3 relinquished interest by ~1925.

 

1/31/1888Chicago, Rock Island and Colorado Railway Company (Colorado)
Incorporated "to create, or acquire by construction, lease, purchase or otherwise, and to maintain and operate a line or lines of railway with the appurtenant property, which shall extend from the point on the eastern boundary of Elbert County, and in the State of Colorado, where it shall connect with the railway of the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (Limon), thence in a southwesterly direction, by the most feasible route to the City of Colorado Springs, in the County of El Paso in the State of Colorado, with a branch therefrom, running in a northwesterly direction by the most feasible route, to the City of Denver in the County of Arapahoe, a further branch extending southwesterly to the City of Pueblo, and a branch line extending southerly from Colorado Springs to Pueblo.

Consolidated into Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #4) on [6/13/1888]. Filed in Colorado on 7/2/1888.

 

3/1/1888White and Black River Valley Railway Company (?)
Consolidated into White and Black River Valley Railroad Company on [1/10/1890].
 

6/13/1888Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #4) (Kansas)
Incorporated to consolidate the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #4) [12/20/1886] with the Chicago, Rock Island and Colorado Railway Company [1/31/1888]. Filed in Kansas on 6/29/1888. Filed in Colorado on 7/2/1888.

Built from Caldwell, Kansas, to Pond Creek, Oklahoma, (29 miles) via Stock Yards, Renfrow, Bird's Point, Medford, and Jefferson, Oklahoma, by 6/15/1888.

Built from Norton to Goodland, Kansas, (105 miles) via Dellvale (Oronoque), Clayton, Jennings, Dresden, Leoville, Selden, Rexford, Breton, Gem, Colby, Levant, Brewster, and Edson by 7/3/1888.

Leased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company [6/2-3/1880] by ~11/1888.

Built from Goodland, Kansas, to Colorado Springs, Colorado, (152 miles) via Ruleton, Kanorado, Burlington, Bethune, Claremont, Vona, Seibert, Flagler, Arriba, Bovina, Creech, Limon, Resolis, Mattison, Ramah, Calhan, Tip Top, Peyton, Falcon, Elsmere, and Roswell by 10/10/1888.

Acquired trackage rights between Denver and Pueblo, Colorado from Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway Company on 2/15/1889.

Purchased Topeka, Salina and Western Rail Road Company [11/23/1880] on 4/4/1889.

Purchased trackage rights between Limon and Denver, Colorado, from Union Pacific Railroad Company by 4/10/1889.

Built from Pond Creek to Hennessey, Oklahoma, (39 miles) via Kremlin, Wild Horse, North Enid, Enid, Waukomis, and Bison by 10/14/1889.

Built from Hennessey to El Reno, Oklahoma, (41 miles) via Jacks, Dover, King Fisher (Kingfisher), Okarche, Concho, and Darlington by ~11/1889.

Built from El Reno to Minco, Oklahoma, (15 miles) via Union City by 2/14/1890.

Forclosed on 6/3/1890.

Sold lines in Oklahoma Territory, Indian Territory, and Nebraska to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 3/10/1891.

Sold all remaining lines in Kansas to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 6/10/1891 for $1,000,000.

 

8/8/1888Augusta and Southeastern Railway Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated "to build, maintain and operate in the usual manner, and for the usual and customary purposes a railroad and telegraph line about sixteen miles in length beginning at Howell, on the Batesville and Brinkley Railroad in Woodruff County, Arkansas, and running from thence in a northwesterly direction by the Point Store to the town of Augusta in said County of Woodruff."

Sold to Batesville and Brinkley Railroad Company [6/22/1883] on 1/10/1890.

 

~1889Hot Springs Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Name changed from Hot Springs Branch Railroad Company [7/28/1870].

Originally built at 36" gauge, standard gauged by 10/16-18/1889.

Charter amended on 11/30/1901 authorizing a branch line "from a point on its present line at or near the station of Butterfield in Hot Springs County, Arkansas, through the Counties of Hot Springs and Saline, in the State of Arkansas to a point at or near the town of Benton in said Saline County, where said branch line shall connect with the railroad of the Little Rock and Hot Springs Western Railroad Company, a distance of about twenty miles."

Built from Benton to Butterfield, Arkansas, (18 miles) via Haskell, Opitz, Francway, Sims, and Pernot by ~1902.

Sold to Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894] on 5/10/1902 for $600,000.

 

7/30/1889Terminal Railroad Association of Saint Louis (Missouri)
Consolidated Terminal Railroad of Saint Louis and Union Railway and Transit Company of Saint Louis.

Jointly owned by Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern; Chicago and Alton; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Chicago and Eastern Illinois; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880]; Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and Saint Louis; Illinois Central; Louisville and Nashville; Missouri - Kansas - Texas; Missouri Pacific; Norfolk and Western; Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington; Saint Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern; Saint Louis San Francisco; Saint Louis Southwestern; Southern Railway; Vandalia; and Wabash.

Purchased Union Depot Company of Saint Louis on ~7/30/1889.

Leased Saint Louis Bridge Company (Eads Bridge) on 10/1/1889.

Leased Tunnel Railroad of Saint Louis by 10/1/1889.

Through stock purchase, controlled East Saint Louis Belt Railroad Company on 6/15/1898.

Through stock purchase, controlled Illinois Transfer Railroad Company on 10/27/1899.

Leased East Saint Louis and Carondolet Railway on 3/1/1902.

Purchased Saint Louis Belt and Terminal Railway Company on 10/1/1902.

Purchased East Saint Louis and Carondolet Railway on ~2/1903.

Leased Saint Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal Railway Company (Merchants Bridge) on ~1925.

Purchased Saint Louis Bridge Company (Eads Bridge) by 8/16/1944.

Purchased Tunnel Railroad of Saint Louis by 8/16/1944.

Purchased Madison, Illinois and Saint Louis Company on 5/22/1953.

Through stock purchase, controlled Wiggins Ferry Company on 6/29/1955.

 

10/15/1889South Saint Paul Belt Railroad Company (Minnesota)
Incorporated "for the purpose of constructing or acquiring, maintaining, operating railway lines, railway tracks and appurtenant structures and instrumentalities which said railway lines and tracks shall start from some point in or near the City of St. Paul, Minnesota, and generally to carry on the business of a railway company in the transportation and transfer of passengers and property and the transaction of all other business of which a railway company is now or may hearafter be capable under the laws of Minnesota."

Built from St. Paul Park to South St. Paul, (3.5 miles) by 5/1/1895.

Built from Newport to Rosemont, Minnesota, (12 miles) via Inver Grove by ~1901.

Built from South St. Paul to Inver Grove, Minnesota, (3 miles) by ~1901.

Sold to Minneapolis and St. Paul Terminal Railway Company [5/6/1903] on 6/11/1903.

 

~11/1889Iowa and Nebraska Railway Company (Iowa)
Chartered to build a bridge across the Missouri River between Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska.

Name changed to Iowa and Nebraska Western Railway Company on [~1/1890].

 

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