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About the Cowboy Trail
The Cowboy Trail currently runs 195 miles across northern Nebraska, following the old Chicago & Northwestern rail route from Norfolk in the east to Valentine in the west. The railroad called this the "Cowboy Line."
Eventually the trail could extend through Kilgore and on to Chadron, making it the world's longest rail-trail. However, development of the rest of the trail is not yet underway.
Valentine Railroad Bridge in Valetine NE
Crossing the Niobrara River west of Valentine; Source: Jerry Penry, The Valentine Railroad Bridge



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