The Buffalo Railway operated for almost 30 years. Its route ran for 28.6 miles. Thousands of head of cattle, millions of pounds of wool, coal, lumber, grain, and sugar beets, and many passengers moved through the railway. The capability of the business was questionable as it cost as much to ship stock from Buffalo to Clearmont as it did to ship from Clearmont to Omaha. Still the local economy prospered, jobs were plentiful, and a home construction boom occurred as a result of the railroad.