Hamburg to Shenandoah

Point of Interest

GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

Note: This route is not officially abandoned yet and is proceeding through the abandonment process of the Surface Transportation Board. Please see the STB filings/decisions below for more information.

A rough timeline of this abandoned route, first built by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in 1870:

      Hamburg          Riverton          Farragut          Shenandoah
1870    |------- Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad ---------|
1961    |--- abandoned ----|
1970                       |--- Burlington Northern Railroad ---|
1972                       |-- abandoned ---|
1996                                        |-- BNSF Railway ---|
2012                                        |---- abandoned ----|

The right-of-way continues beyond Shenandoah to Red Oak, Iowa, to the northeast. As a result of BNSF's most recent abandonment filing for the section between Farragut and Shenandoah on June 8, 2012, the remainder of the line between Shenandoah and Red Oak will be sold to the lone customer on the line, located in Shenandoah, who will continue operating it as an "indsturial railroad".

STB Filings and Decisions

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