Union Pacific Depot

585 5th

Union Pacific Depot, 1904

The original depot was constructed in 1877 when the Omaha & Republican Valley RR, a Union Pacific subsidiary line, provided service to David City. The UP station shown above was built in 1900 to replace the older station. The depot served as a connection for passenger and freight services to Grand Island, Lincoln, and Omaha. In the photograph, an eastbound passenger train is arriving at the depot.

Regular passenger service at the depot ended in 1952 when the motor train was discontinued, and freight service ceased in 1973. The depot building was later purchased, relocated, and repurposed into the Depot Apartments duplex. The UP tracks in David City were leased to the Nebraska Central Railroad in 1993.

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West side of 5th Street, between E St and the U.P. Depot on the right, 1904.
West side of 5th Street, between E St and the U.P. Depot on the right — 1904.
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