Beolus to Pleasanton

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  • States: Nebraska   
  • Railroads: UP   

This picture shows the grade heading west after it crosses the BNSF maineline in Ravenna. Photo by James Holtgrewe, November 2012.

Completed in 1890, this Union Pacific branch line split from the branch to Loup City at Beolus and followed the South Loup River to Pleasanton. Ultimately destined for Callaway (also on the South Loup River), the right-of-way never made it past Pleasanton. It crossed the current BNSF main line at Ravenna just east of town.

The line was abandoned after a washout in 1947 rendered it unusable; it is still visible in satellite imagery today.

Thanks to James Holtgrewe for contributing information about this route.

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