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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 24, 1910)
THE BEE: OMAITA. WEDXEKDAY, AUGUST 24. 1910.
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Masonry & Contracting Co.
Home Office 602 Wright Bldg..
St. Louis. Missouri
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R. H. Morehouse Co.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Coal and Builder's Supplies
OF ALL KINDS
Main Office-New Location 1111-12 Niat City National Ban!: Bldg.,
After August tst.
YARDS 28th AVENXK AXD TAYLOR STREETS.
Best Grades of Hard and Sofl Coal
RETAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED
Burness Construction Company
General Contractors for CuiihyPac'c'irig Co s.
Buildings Throughout the West
ERECTORS OF NEW CAR BARN 0. & C. B. ST. RY. CO.
RAILROADS SPREAD LIKE FAN
Vast Network Radiates from Omaha
as a Center.
MANY MILES OF NEW TRAINS
Bl Improvement Haw Bffn Car
ried Out anil Manx Are Contem
plated for the er Kntore
In and Around Omaha.
In the last year there has been put In
service a number of new passenger trains
between Omaha ana Seattle and Chicago
and Omaha. The Omaha-Seattle line con
nects with the Great Northern road from
UIIIIiirs through the Judith Basin, thus
opening up new commerce to Omaha. In
all there was an Increase of over fio.000
miles of transportation a month put In
The Union Pacific has manifested the Im
portance that It considers Omaha on its
road by just letting the contract for their
new fl.OOO.OUO headquarters building, work
on the twelve-story structure, to hold their
office force, having started at Fifteenth and
A total mile-age of 2.SS6.54 miles Is owned
by this system in single track lines, and
added to this are f24 miles of double track,
making a total of 3,411.02 miles.
There are at the present time over 176
miles of double track being constructed In
points west of here, chiefly In western Ne
braska. Block signals are already placed on
l.D.'i miles of this and additions are being
made all the time.
Probably no other road In the world has
lut so much money Into the construction
of lta roadbed for the mileage obtained,
and It Is safe to say that In recent years
the Union Pacific hai built works of en
gineering of a magnltule never undertaken
by a railroad before.
Spreading from Omaha like a huge fan,
the lines of the Northwestern road are
tributary to this city from Lander In
Wyoming, from Deadwood and Dallas In
South Dakota and all the great country In
northern Nebraska and Iowa.
In the network of the .Burlington rail
road system, Omaha Is placed In what is
the geographical and the real center. One
of the two headquarters of the road is
situated in this city, some 1,500 persons be
ing given employment" by the road In
Others of the Omaha roads are growing
fast, and several of them are considering
new Improvements and the enlargement
of the Omaha division of their road to
keep up with the growth of trade here In
recent years. The Great Western Is buying
1.500 new freight cars and double tracks
and having new ballasting done on their
road; the Illinois Central will move into
new offices soon; Improvements on their
Chicago line have been made on the Rock
Island. The Missouri Pacific Is now In the
depths of a complete overhauling of th.ilr
line from here to Kansas City nn. other
southern points. Several additions and Im
provements have been made In both the
passenger and freight departments of the
Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul road, and
now they have one of the finest trains from
here to Chicago and St. Paul. Freight
handling on the Wabash has increased In
Omaha considerably lately and some new
arrangements are due there soon.
OMAHA BRICK CO.
Building and Sewer Brick
Prompt Deliveries a Specialty.
T",i Second and Dorcas Strests.
Jlacafactaren and Builders of
ridge and Metal Structures
Leave Union Station daily 7:00 a. m., 12:05 p. m., 5:20 p. m., 6:00 p. m., 6:05
p. m., 8:50 p. m., 11:45 p. m., 12:40 a. m. Convenient departures and arrivals.
Fast schedules and unrivaled equipment ; dining car service unequaled.
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth
Three splendid trains a day via the North Western Line leave the Union Station, Omaha, at
7:50 a. m., 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 p. m. There are hundreds of cool northern resorts in the woods
and on the lakes in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Lake Superior District.
South Dakota Hot Springs
Located in the heart of the Black Hills, at an altitude of 3,000 feet. Its summer climate
is charming and the medicinal waters and big plunge baths restore health and provide recre
ation Good hotel accommodations. Endorsed by the U. S. Government as a . National
Sanitarium. Direct train service, through Pullman sleeping cars and free reclining chair cars
to Deadwood daily, leave Union Station at 3:55 p. m.
Low rates to Black Hills, Wyoming, the lakes and resorts of Minnesota and Wisconsin
and to Chicago and the seaside and mountain resorts of the East Liberal return
limits and favorable stopover privileges. - ..
For tickets and full information apply at
1401-1403 Farnam Street,
Wliy Travelers Use
Because its rails connect all important Western cities.
Its trains run on time with remarkable regularity.
It "keeps up" its road bed, power and equipment.
Its passenger equipment is high-grade throughout.
Its dining car service is always reliable and of excellent
tone; it requires 40 dining cars and 430 employes of the
Commissary department to daily serve Burlington patrons.
It is the first railroad to generally light its through
trains with electricity; 72 complete sets of Burlington trains
are so lighted with a train electrician for each train.
The regularity of its fast mail and passenger trains, for
through runs ot from 500 to 1,200 miles over the Burlinor
ton rails, reflects the physical condition of the railroad and
the character of its organization.
L. W. WAHELEV,
General Passenger Agent
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