The Cameron Branch

Rosebud to Waco, Texas

—  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: 36.700 miles Citation:  

—  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.

Lloyd Bishop
SE, TX
12/23/2010

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??

Joe
Alvarado, TX
6/12/2011

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.

Joe
Alvarado, TX
6/12/2011

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
Hamilton, TX
6/15/2012