The Cuero Branch

Cuero to Stockdale, Texas

—  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.

Jim McCulloch
Houston, TX

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