B. & M.R. Railroad Depot

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B&MR Railroad Depot

The Burlington & Missouri River Railroad, a subsidiary of the Burlington Railroad, operated much of the company’s Nebraska trackage. In 1880, Burlington became the second railroad to serve David City. The original depot was a wood frame building, as seen in this 1904 photograph. Burlington replaced that depot with a modern wood, brick, and stucco depot in 1915. This new depot served the town until 1969 when its freight agency ended.

In 1970, Burlington Railroad donated the depot to the Butler County Historical Society (BCHS), which opened it as the BCHS Museum in 1973. The current BCHS board is working to restore the building and organize and preserve the museum’s artifacts.

B. & M.R. Railroad Depot, 1904. BCHS Museum, David City, Nebraska, 2023.

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B. & M.R. Railroad Depot, circa 1900.
B. & M.R. Railroad Depot — circa 1900.
Passengers leaving a special train that ran from Columbus to Lincoln, NE, 1955.
Passengers leaving a special train that ran from Columbus to Lincoln, NE — 1955.
B. & M.R. Railroad Depot, 1934.
B. & M.R. Railroad Depot, looking northwest — 1934.
B. & M.R. Railroad Depot, 1973.
B. & M.R. Railroad Depot, 1973.
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