Chickasha to Lindsay

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West out of Lindsay you can see the ridge where the track once was. The tracks ran north of SH 19 through the communities of Bradley and Alex. From Alex SH 19 and the tracks part company. The tracks headed for downtown Chickasha and the road goes to the south side of town. At the old Washita River crossing just west of Lindsay you can see a couple trestle stumps.

Joe Thompson
LINDSAY, OK
6/20/2011

The RR from Pauls Valley to Chickasha was originally the Kiowa, Chickasha, and Ft. Smith RR. It was absorbed by the Santa Fe RR and abandoned in 1942. There was also a Rr coming in from the East, Oklahoma Central RR that went from Lehigh to Chickasha. It also was absorbed by Santa Fe and abandoned in 1942.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_Central_Railroad_(1914%E2%80%9342)

http://luna.library.okstate.edu:8180/luna/servlet/detail/OSULibraryOCM~7~7~11886~100905:Indian-Territory-showing-railroad-s

Elvin Ferrell
Chickasha, OK
3/21/2014

I located a 1911 map that shows that the Rock Island operated on the KC&FS to Lindsay and the ATSF from Pauls Valley to Lindsey.

http://www.raremaps.com/gallery/enlarge/21076

Elvin Ferrell
Chickasha, OK
3/21/2014

I GREW UP IN CHICKASHA IN THE 1950S AND ONCE WALKED THIS LINE WHERE IT VEERED OFF EAST APPROX A MILE SOUTH OF THE IDAHO STREET CROSSING. THE RAIL WAS STILL ON THE GROUND AND COVERED BY WEEDS BUT YOU COULD STILL FOLLOW IT.

DEAN SCHIRF
CHICKASHA, OK
6/14/2016

Local history here says the two lines (fr Pauls Valley and fr Chickasha) were indeed two different roads. Mr. Lindsay (John, I believe) donated the land for the station and for the two lines to join.

Joe Thompson
Lindsay, OK
2/1/2017