The Cuero Branch

Cuero to Stockdale, TX

—  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: 46.52 miles

—  User Comments  —

You can still see some crossing signal control boxes here and there along the abandoned line.

Jim McCulloch
Houston, TX
1/21/2016

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.

Doyle Rowntree
Granbury, TX
8/14/2018

is the line down near the town of stockdale near 87 and 123 business that runs thru town

dean
alvin, TX
6/29/2019

Hey Dean, what business are you talking about? There was a yard across the street from the fire dept. which is built on top of the ROW. The yard is mostly a vacant lot now, a car/truck wash and a barndominium are also on property.

Trent Gaona
San Antonio, TX
8/16/2019