Cuero to Stockdale

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  • States: Texas   
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The Cuero Branch

The abandoned railroad route between Cuero and Stockdale, known as The Cuero Branch, of which 46.52 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in Texas by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Docket Number: 26325 Date: 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 Citation:  

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

Jim McCulloch
Houston, TX
1/21/2016

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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

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