Cobalt Junction to Healdton

Point of Interest

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Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: AB-52 Sub 2 Date: 2/16/1973 Section: 1(18)
App. for auth. to aband. a line of rr, from MP 3 about 5 mi. west of Ardmore, Carter County, to MP 29*5180 ft. at Ringling, Jefferson County, approx, 25 mi., and a line extdg. from MPO at Cabalt Jct., Carter County, to MP 5*5147 ft, at Healdton, approx, 6 mi., an overall total of approx, 31 mi., all in Oklahoma.
Length: 31 miles Citation:  
Also under this filing: Ardmore to Ringling   

This line was a spur built in 1913 by John Ringling (of circus fame), providing rail access to the Healdton Oil Field. It connected with a wye to the Oklahoma, New Mexico, & Pacific Railroad mainline at Cobalt Junction. AT&SF bought the line in 1926 and it was used consistently for over fifty more years. Interestingly enough, I read somewhere in Oklahoma history pages that a gigantic percentage of America's oil for WWI came from the Healdton Oil Field, all having been transported over this very line.

Lawton, OK


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