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us: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company


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  • Variants

    • us: Burlington Route
    • us: Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Company
    • us: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Rail Road Company
    • us: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R.R. Co.
    • us: C.B. & Q. Railroad Company
    • us: CB & Q
  • Additional Information

    • Later Established Forms

      • us: Burlington Northern Inc.
    • Related Terms

      • us: Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company
      • us: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway Company
      • us: Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company
      • us: Humeston and Shenandoah Railway Company
      • us: Keokuk and Western Railroad Company
    • Earlier Established Forms

        Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad CompanyChicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Company Chicago and Aurora Railroad CompanyChicago and Aurora Railroad Company
    • Sources

      • found: Corbin, B.G. Across Iowa on the Keokuk ... c1986: p. 9, etc. (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company in 1901 bought the Keokuk and Western Railroad Company and the Humeston and Shenandoah Railway Company; CB & Q)
      • found: NUCMC data from Colo. Hist. Soc. Lib. for Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company. Records, 1849-1979 (Chicago and Aurora Railroad Co. changed name in 1855 to Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy)
      • found: Overton, Burlington route, 1965, p. 72 (early in 1855 Chicago and Aurora changed name to Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company; in 1856 altered to Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Rail Road Company; in 1864 to Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company "and the evolution of the Burlington's familiar corporate title was complete" [last 3 forms so similar they are considered one for cataloging purposes])
    • Editorial Notes

      • [The name of the Aurora Branch Railroad Company (chartered in 1849) was changed in 1852 to Chicago and Aurora Railroad Company; and in 1855 to Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. This company acquired the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company (1873), the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Company (1882), and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway Company (1901). In 1961 it was proposed that the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, the Great Northern Railway Company, the Pacific Coast Railroad Company, and the Northern Pacific Railway Company merge to form the Great Northern Pacific & Burlington Lines, inc. In 1968 the name of the proposed merged company was changed to Burlington Northern Inc., and in 1970 the merger was approved under this name.]
    • Change Notes

      • 1980-08-26: new
      • 2014-06-14: revised
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