Skidmore to Alice

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  • States: Texas   
  • Railroads: SP   

The abandoned railroad route between Skidmore and Alice of which 39.9 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in Texas by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: AB-12 Sub 20 Date: 9/15/1975 Section: 1(18)
Application for authority to abandon three segments of railroad: (1) from MP 93.7 at Victoria, Victoria County westerly through Goliad County, to MP 143.0 at Beeville, Bee County, 31.3 mi.; (2) from MP 1.0 at Skidmore, Bee County, s'westerly through San Patricio County, to MP 40.9 at Alice, Jim Wells County, 39.9 mi, and (3) from MP 80.2 at Falfurrias, Brooks County southerly to MP 138.9 at Edinburg, Hidalgo County, 38.7 mi. in Brooks and Hidalgo Counties, all in the State of Texas.
Length: 129.9 miles Citation:  
Also under this filing: Victoria to Beeville, Falfurrias to Edinburg   

Im from south Texas and my family could use more rail service. What if a few of us down there got together and rebuilt a few of these rail roads. I know it sounds over grand but at 1.3 million per mile its doable. If nothing else after a period of time we could sell it to Warren Buffet or his competition or become his competition. ??

john truesdale
Albuquerque, NM


sp and tm at alice

alice, TX


There are virtually no public trails, or parks with any extensive trails beyond approximately 1 mile in length in south Texas for use by hikers, bicyclists, or equestrians. If you're just a little guy (in otherworldly, not a large landowner), you basically have little to no access to parkland or trails for outdoor activities (other than the crowded public beaches). I would love to see these abandoned rails turned into a Rails-to-Trails system trailway.

Corpus Christi, TX


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