Brandon Railroad

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The Brandon Railroad ( AAR reporting mark: BRR) until 2006 Brandon Corporation (BRAN), a shunting - Railway Company in the US -Bundesstaat Nebraska . The company is owned by Rail Car America (RCA), a subsidiary of The Greenbrier Companies .

The company operates a track network of around 3 km in South Omaha on the slaughterhouse site of the former Union Stock Yards of Omaha . There are transitions to the BNSF Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad .

With the change in the meat processing industry in the 1960s and 1970s, the slaughterhouse site became largely meaningless. As a result of the sale of the area to Canal Capital Corporation, the South Omaha Terminal Railway (subsidiary of Union Stock Yards) ceased operations in 1978.

The Interstate Commerce Commission therefore ordered an emergency service for the area. For this reason, the Brandon Corporation started operations on April 4, 1978 on 28 km of track. In 1996, the company owned four locomotives (an ALCO S-1 , an ALCO S-3 , an ALCO C-415 and an EMD NW2 ). In 2006 only the NW2 and an EMD GP7 were in stock.

1981–1982 operated the company under the name "Brandon Corporation-West" the former Bellville - Manhattan route of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (Rock Island).

On September 6, 2006, following the acquisition of RCA by The Greenbriers Companies, the Brandon Corporation became the Brandon Railroad.


  • James W. Kerr: The Official Locomotive Roster & News Edition 2006 . DPA-LTA Enterprises Inc., St. David's, ON 2006, ISBN 0-919295-43-6 .
  • Edward A. Lewis: American Shortline Railway Guide . 5th edition. Kalmbach Publishing Co., Waukesha, WI 1996, ISBN 0-89024-290-9 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Utah Rails: Location of Rock Island Locomotives
  2. STB Finance Docket No. 34930: Brandon Railroad LLC — Acquisition Exemption — Brandon Corp.