Lubbock to Crosbyton

The Crosbyton-Southplains Railroad

Picture Point of Interest

(Forwarded from the Crosbyton Railroad)

Looking toward the end-of-line in Crosbyton. A turning wye, just beyond the gate, is visible in satellite imagery.

Chartered on April 6, 1910 and opening on April 10 the following year, the Crosbyton-South Plains Railroad stretched 38 miles from Lubbock eastward to Crosbyton, Texas. Four years later, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway purchased the line and renamed it to the South Plains and Santa Fe Railroad.

The line was sold to the newly-formed Crosbyton Railroad with purposes of continuing service in January, 1990, but the line was abandoned within the year.

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