— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|Southern Pacific Railroad|
|Docket: AB 12 Sub 66||7/15/1981||Section: 10903|
|Summary application filed to abandon a portion of a branch line of RR known as its Soumethun Branch from M.P. 269.813 at or near Oasis to M.P. 269.156 at or near Soutmethun, a distance of .657 miles, in Dallas County, Texas.|
|Length: 0.657 miles||Citation:|
— User Comments —
I assume that Soumethun was shorthand for Southern Methodist University. If I remember correctly, this branch was a connection between the SP and the MKT and was abandoned for the widening of Central Expressway.
This line is now used by the DART Red Line between Union Terminal and Parker Road Station, I believe.
The Soumethun Branch was the remnant of the old H&TC mainline after construction of Central Expressway severed the line in the late 1940s.
There was a spur into the SMU campus when it was being built in the early decades of the 1900s.