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