Claire City to Grenville

Reset
Terrain
Roadmap
Satellite
Point of Interest

(Forwarded from the Sunflour Railroad)

The Fairmont and Veblen Railway was chartered in 1913 and built a railway line between Fairmont, North Dakota, southward to Rosholt, South Dakota, then westward to Veblen that same year. The following year, the line was extended southward to Grenville.

The Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Sault Ste Marie Railway, known as the Soo Line Railroad, purchased the line in 1915 and continued operations over it.

In 1971, the Soo Line abandoned the end portion of the line between Veblen and Grenville. Then, in 2000, the Soo Line submitted for abandonment the new end portion of the line between Rosholt and Veblen. Before approval, however, the Sunflour Railroad purchased that section of the line; the section between Claire City and Veblen was abandoned in 2012.

STB Filings and Decisions

Docket Number   Activity
AB_1099_0_X

Interesting about the abandonment is that the rail was actually removed years before the paperwork was filed to do so. I have pictures going back 10 years that show the line was already torn up.

David Voeltz
Pierre, SD
1/26/2015

____________________


Shortened Link: http://a-r.us/y5m
Share: Bookmark this on Delicious

Do you have any pictures or information about Claire City to Grenville? Please . You will get credit for anything you contribute.