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Wahoo Newspaper -- Track from Ashland
Track from Ashland 1887
SEPTEMBER 17, 1936 - Joseph Henry Bowers, who was in charge
of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad business in
Wahoo, was checked into this office as agent July 5, 1914,
relieving I. R. Edwards who is now engaged with the Nebraska
Culvert & Pipe Co., in Wahoo.
Before coming to Wahoo, Mr. Bowers was stationed at Prague,
Neb., for nine years and has been connected with the Schuyler
branch for thirty-two years. This old-timer in railroad
circles assumed his responsibilities with the Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy railroad company on January 10, 1900,
at Schuyler. The Burlington railroad completed its track from
Ashland to Wahoo, April 5, 1887 and to Schuyler, October 24,
1887. However they did not begin laying track from Wahoo to
Schuyler until August 31, 1887.
Ralph Budd, president of the Burlington system, contacts
all of his men personally when he goes over the road and he is
loud in his praise for the service that Mr. Bowers has
rendered during the twenty-two years that he has stamped
tickets and billed out freight from Wahoo.