— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|Southern Pacific Railroad|
|Docket: 26325||8/28/1970||Section: 1(18)|
|Application for authority to abandon a portion of the Cuero Branch, Victoria Subdivision, extending from MP 55.67 near Cuero, Dewitt County, to MP 102.19, the end of the branch at Stockdale, Wilson County, a total distance of approx. 46.52 miles, located in DeWitt, Gonzales and Wilson Counties, Texas, including all spur tracks, sidings and appurtenances.|
|Length: 46.520 miles||Citation:|
— User Comments —
You can still see some crossing signal control boxes here and there along the abandoned line.
In the early 1960s, I was riding with my parents from San Antonio to Nixon, Texas (Highway US87) to visit my mother's sister. We caught up & passed a caboose hop somewhere between Stockdale and Nixon. I remember that the engine was a small diesel yard switcher type. That hop was literally "rocking & rolling". The crew might have had motion sickness! The rail line between San Antonio yard limits & Stockdale was already removed at that time.