— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|Southern Pacific Railroad|
|Docket: AB-12 Sub 20||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: 129.900 miles||Citation:|
— User Comments —
Okay im dreaming but here's another leg of railroad the could be brought back to life. It is a lot of money but as a group its not impossible.
I've been to beevile many times. I can't stand seeing those rails sit unused. They can be restored though and possibly be used for a shortline like in Corpus?
The rails are there in places, that would cut the cost if the rails could be used again. My family owns Wright Materials Inc Sand and Gravel producers since 1939 in south Texas and we ship by rail, but the problem is from what i understand the cars can sit for days if not weeks full of product because there isn't a rail yard bog enough to park them in in CC.
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 other words, not a large landowner), you basically have little to no access to parkland or trails for outdoor activities (other than the crowded public beaches). So I would love to see these abandoned rails turned into a Rails-to-Trails system trailway.