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The Crown King Branch

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Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY
Docket Number: 5010 Date: 1926 Section: 1
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and California, Arizona & Santa Fe Railway for permission to abandon a portion of the Crown King Branch, extending from just west of Middleton, Arizona to Crown King, Arizona, all in Yavapai County, a distance of 12.89 miles.
Length: 12.89 miles Citation: 105 ICC 605  
ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY
Docket Number: 12513 Date: 8/5/1939 Section: 1
Application of California & Santa Fe Railway for abandonment by California, Arizona & Santa Fe Railway and discontinuance of operation by Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway of a line of railroad called "Crown King District" extending from Cordes to Blue Bell, Ariz, approximately 2.7 miles in length in Yavapai County, Ariz.
Length: 2.7 miles Citation: 236 ICC 301  

Interesting trip and town. Worth the drive. I'd like to know more about the Crown King railroad, especially maps.

R Babcocl
Harbor Springs, MI
4/12/2012

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John Sayre wrote a book called "Ghost Railroads of Central Arizona" that covers this line (and is not mentioned in the Wikipedia entry.) It is now out-of-print, but most Arizona libraries have copies and it can probably be purchased used.

Jeff Jordan
Glendale, AZ
6/3/2012

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