Memphis, TN to Amarillo, TX
A Rock Island RDC visits the passenger depot at Booneville, AR, circa 1960. The Rock Island's mainline from Amarillo to Memphis is now out-of-service, possibly track is removed at Booneville. The depot itself burned down a few years ago. Photo by Hamilton C. Moffett, 1960. Submitted by Paul Moffett.
Howe, OK, was the location of a RI-KCS interlocking; it is from the crossing of these two tracks that we see what is left of the Rock Island mainline between Amarillo and Memphis, along with a few abandoned boxcars the RI Trustee evidently had yet to retrieve. Photo by Paul Moffett, 9/1/1982.
The former CRI&P passenger station in Seminole, OK. This "street-side" view shows the passenger station was also the "Train Station Restaurant", a Mexican restaurant that is now out of business. Photo by Mike Palmer, 8/6/2011.
The "track-side" of the Seminole station, facing west. The former freight house can be seen in the background to the left. Photo by Mike Palmer, 8/6/2011.
The "track-side" of the Seminole station, facing east. Photo by Mike Palmer, 6/8/2011.
The weedy right-of-way continues westward from Seminole, OK. The former freight house is seen here. Photo by Mike Palmer, 6/8/2011.
Near Wewoka, OK, facing east, track remnants are still visible. Photo by Mike Palmer, 6/8/2011.
A "2 Tracks" crossing is paved over at OK Route 56 in Wewoka, but the crossbucks remain. The passenger station still stands as well, as seen behind the grade crossing. Photo by Mike Palmer, 6/8/2011.
Next to the Wewoka passenger station, an old caboose stands as a testament to the railroad that once went through town (despite it being a former Missouri Pacific caboose). Photo by Mike Palmer, 6/8/2011.
A marker describes the history of the Wewoka Switch.
Read the contents of this marker
. Photo by Mike Palmer.
The former Rock Island passenger station in Elk City, OK. Photo by Mike Palmer, 6/10/2011.
These former Rock Island tracks through Sayre, OK, are still use by Farmrail, a regional railroad. Photo by Mike Palmer, 6/10/2011.
The former Rock Island passenger station in Sayre, OK. Photo by Mike Palmer, 6/10/2011.
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