Abandoned Rails of Las Animas County

An abandoned railroad line in Las Animas County, Colorado of which 3.92 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in Colorado by Colorado & Wyoming Railway, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and the Colorado & Southern Railway.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY
Docket Number: 11936 Date: 2/17/1938 Section: 1
App. of Colorado & Southern Railway (1) for authority to operate over 2.98 miles of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in Las Animas County, Colo. (2) for authority to operate over 3.75 miles of Colorado & Wyoming Railway in the same county, and (3) for authority to abandon 3.92 miles of Colorado & Southern Railway in the same county, Colorado.
Length: 3.92 miles Citation:  

A railroad from Kit Carson Colorado to Las Animas or that general area was the first railroad abandoned in Colorado. Google shows some of the remaining evidence, and at least one Historical marker for this RR.

Melvin Pfau
Goodland, KS
11/22/2011

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