Newkirk to Burbank, OK

—  ICC Abandonment Filings  —

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Docket: 26495 1/20/1971 Section: 1(18)
Application for authority to abandon a line of railroad extending from MP 1/1047 feet at Newkirk, Kay County, to MP 25 at Burbank, Osage County, a total distance of approximately 23.8 miles, all in Oklahoma.
Length: 23.8 miles

—  User Comments  —

The Chronicles of Oklahoma, by the Oklahoma Historical Society, had an interesting article in it about this portion of the line. The last train over this line was an Amtrak detour northbound. Although the abandonment had been announced, it wasn't official yet and the superstructure was still intact. The trainmen had to cut barded wire fences some of the ranchers had already put up.

Bunch, OK

Line was taken up to make room for Kaw Lake.

Robert Wagner
Phillipsburg, KS