— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|Southern Pacific Railroad|
|Docket: 23705||6/21/1965||Section: 1(18)|
|Applic. for auth. to aband. that part of it Cameron Branch extdg. from M.P. 133.7 at Rosebud, Falls County, to M.P. 170.4 at Waco, McLennan County, a distance of 36.7 mi., all in the State of Tex.|
|Length: 36.7 miles|
— User Comments —
This was the original SA&AP line, then T&NO before the SP.
Line went through Lott, named for the builder of the SA&AP.
This is another line that I've been very interested in, but haven't been able to find out much about. The Rosebud-Cameron segment lasted until, I think, 1977. I went down and checked out this line in March 2011 on a railfan trip....It appears Rosebud had a very large grain facility, with lots of sidings. Also, when is there going to be a profile of SSW's Waco-Corsicana line, abandoned in 1988??
Waco, at one time, was a major rail hub. Would also like to see profiles on IGN's Waco-Marlin line, abandoned in 1967, and MKT's Texas Central line, abandoned also in 1967, which ran all the way to Rotan.
I just went through U.S. 77, from Waco all the way to Halletsville, TX. I 'did' see the remains of the railroad
dump, and a trestle supports cut evenly along the way to
Rosebud, TX. After seeing the Docket, I was mistaken, it
appears the early to mid 1960's was not a good years for
these railroads. Railroad mergers and frequent abandonment
of the railroads also meant economic downturn for those nice little towns and small cities. :( Farewell Americana!