The abandoned railroad route between Rosebud and Waco, known as The Cameron Branch, of which 36.7 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in Texas by the Southern Pacific Railroad.
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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!
Michael D. Lucas
Do you have any pictures or information about The Cameron Branch? Please