Madison Junction to Moline

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The Howard District

Point of Interest

Map submitted by Joseph Loop.

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

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 13776 Date: 6/3/1942 Section: 1
Application for authority to abandon a line of railroad known as the "Howard District" extending from Madison Junction via Bisbee, Hamilton, Utopia, Eureka, Climax and Howard in Greenwood County, and Fiat and Howard to Moline, in Elk County, Kansas, a distance of 59.75 miles.
Length: 59.75 miles Citation: 254 ICC 803, 254 ICC 767  

We have land in severey ks the line ran right through our back yard the bridge tressel is still there runs over salt creek I will send photos

Darryl Robert
Severy ks


This line actually extended all the way to Bigelow, MO, as shown in my own trace. I used topo maps from the late 30's and 40's in my trace below:

A.J Lynch
Bolingbrook, IL


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Do you have any pictures or information about The Howard District? Please . You will get credit for anything you contribute.