The abandoned railroad route between Amster Junction and Amster, known as The Amster Branch, of which 4.352 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in Arizona by the Southern Pacific Railroad.
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This branch was built for the Eastern Arizona Railroad and finished in 1910. It basically connected the main line of the Eastern Arizona Globe division with the Superior and Boston Mine. Ore was taken from the Superior and Boston to the Old Dominion Smelter in Globe. The branch also connected up to the Arizona Commercial Copper Co. Railroad (built in 1906), which served the Grey, Iron Cap, and Black Hawk mines along with the town of Copper Hill. After 1910 it was possible to loop from the Old Dominion Mine/Smelter in Globe on the Amster Branch and return via A.C.C.Co. Railroad to where you started.
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