Mulvane to Viola

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  • States: Kansas   
  • Railroads: AT&SF   

The abandoned railroad route between Mulvane and Viola of which 21 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in Kansas by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

ATCHISON, TOPEKA & SANTA FE RAILWAY
Docket Number: 11408 Date: 11/4/1936 Section: 1
App. of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway for authority to abandon a line of railroad extending from Mulvane, Sumner County, to Viola, Sedgwick County, Kansas, a total distance of approximately 21 miles.
Length: 21 miles Citation: 221 ICC 509  

This line actually went as far west as Rago, KS. I assume the western segment was abandoned much later as the ROW is still pretty noticeable, while I had to use topo maps from the 1880's to trace the eastern segment.

My trace is here, if you're interested:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&authuser=0&mid=1Q91IBeZLh916Q5auDaQ9-x25vh0&ll=37.49187818571712%2C-97.63560279572681&z=11

AJ Lynch
Bolingbrook, IL
2/16/2017

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