First
Train
in Lincoln


First Train in Lincoln

Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, July 4, 1929

On Aug. 30, 1886, the first Union Pacific train pulled into Lincoln. This is from official records of the Union Pacific, for which we are indebted to R.W. Greene. Mr. Greene obtained this information to settle a friendly argument over the time when Lincoln received its first train. As a result of this information Mr. Greene is smoking good cigars for which Grant Crawford was obliged to pay. As there was no way to settle the argument between Mr. Greene and Mr. Crawford, Mr. Greene wrote to the headquarters of the Union Pacific at Salina nd received this reply: "I am pleased to inform you that first U.P. train came into Lincoln Center Aug. 30, 1886." -- G.E. Oberlander


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