This railway line was built by the Chicago, Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, or the "Omaha Road", in 1887. After the Omaha Road merged into the Chicago and North Western Railroad in 1972, the C&NW abandoned this line in 1980.
Mitchell to Sioux Falls, SD
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The South Dakota Railroad Museum shows the portion from Sioux Falls to Salem was constructed in 1879 and Salem to Mitchell was built in 1887