"As the ICC filing suggests, only the section between Kerrvile and a wye outside of Camp Stanley was abandoned in 1969. The wye and section to Camp Stanley lasted until 2001, while another section which served a couple of businesses and the quarry where the …" More
"I have an oak secretary which was purchased by my great grandfather in the earlier 20th century. He lived near the Lakeview freight station where he picked up supplies for his egg farm. I have never seen a picture of this station. I have G. Grandfathers oak …" More
"GREAT EFFORT Elliott !!!!"
"I live in front of Cmc prison my place is foundation is actually built with railroad ties from the old railroad goes through your property has been owned by I believe two people earn over 60 I'm very interested to find out as much history as possible on the …" More
"Well I made this comment in 2013 & nothing changed & doubt nothing else will today as apparently the hubris is strong with the admin of this website, but anyway here goes again: Can we please stop referring to the ex-Rock Island St. Louis Line as the St. Louis …" More
"Thanks for the information!"
"The Tuscaloosa-Prattville-Montgomery line opened in 1898 as part of the Mobile & Ohio RR. It later merged into the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GM&O) which in turn merged into the Illinois Central Gulf (ICG). There was also the Montgomery & Prattville RR, opened in …" More
"Do any of you know who originally built the railroad that runs through Prattville Alabama?"
"Why is the branch/spur that actually went to the railroad station in the town of Johannesburg not shown? There are lots of pictures showing the track running north and south behind the station. Just curious! "
"Hey, I know I'm late to the party here, but does anyone have any information on the remnants of an unfinished line extension grade in the slopes around McMichael's Creek across from the Glen Brook Golf course on Glenbrook Rd. I don't know when or what company …" More
"that railroad went beyond Crannell at least as far that rr went beyond Crannell at least as far as Big Lagoon. I t know that because when I was a child .. in the 1940s we lived at Moonstone Beach, just north of Crannell,and my dad used to walk to the railroad …" More
"There is an unused tunnel under the Eisenhower Expressway at Central that was put in for the CA&E to reach their yard and run on the CTA tracks to reach their station. IDOT also put in a bridge over the Des Plaines River that would allow the CA&E reach Maywood …" More
"The portion from Frankfort to Metcalf was abandoned by NS in late 1987 early 1988. Supposedly a shortline was supposed to take over that segment but a price for the line couldn't be agreed on so it was removed the following year.. The part from Coffeen to Neoga …" More
"Here's a link to MD Historic Trust listing for the D&C line, some good info here - https://mht.maryland.gov/secure/medusa/PDF/Caroline/CAR-374.pdf"
"My Great grandpa worked for this line in the 20's. He was a big part of my childhood and is the reason for my love of trains today. I've been trying to find the model of steam unit that pulled this train but have been failing. Any info can help. I have no family left to help."
"Similar to other poster: I had relatives who owned a country Mom & Pop store in Burton, MO 1950's thru mid-1980's. MKT's New Franklin to Moberly section traveled along side his property line. As a college student attending MU-Columbia I won't visit them on …" More
"I don't think the eventual C&O line used any part of the planned route because they were both being built in competition with each other. The Cincinnati Richmond & Muncie and the Chicago Indiana & Eastern were competing for the same route from Muncie to Richmond …" More
"I hope this could be repaired, just like the one that goes from Rosemount to Hayfield. That line was very good. And that one is now also used for Progressive Rail Storage; I hope that old CGW mainline could be used again. I hope to see it used again, as well as this line."
"The section of the right of way between Church and Stillwell Street in Matawan still has siding rails in place. The crossing at Stillwell also still has rails in the street."
"My grandfather was killed working for ICRR, out of Ticfaw."
"I see on this map and in aerial photos that there is a small section that goes North West in Greenville after it crosses the Cotton Belt and starts to turn toward Commerce. Did the TM go further North West, or was this some sort of a turn around for cars and locomotives? "
"The ROW from Browns to Poseyville is essentially in limbo (or dead). Mr Bailey closed down the railroad entity when he found out how much it was actually going to cost to relay the track. The bridge collapse over the Wabash sealed its fate. Technically, it …" More
"I'm not,Albert.Can't hold my breath that long!"
"The 24.76 miles between Glidden and La Grange were abandoned in 1942. "
"I've grown up in Dublin and have always passed by the trail. I know that the S.P. Branch Line had to cross the Sacramento Northern (W.P owned) in Walnut Creek at a small station known as Sparkle. It is at the point where the BART crosses the branch line, not sure if anything remains. "
"I cannot seem to find where that concrete bridge that led the spur into Camp Parks is! On Google Maps I have only discovered that there are two bridge abutments over a creek well inside the Camp Parks territory. It is likely that the tiny bridge was demolished …" More
"The white railroad building at the corner of Jefferson Ave and A St, across from fire Station #1, is gone. It still appears on some street view shots from 2011, but shots just a few feet over from 2017 show the building gone. In the shots where the building …" More
"I used to live in McAllen but don't anymore. To those who are asking where the tracks ran along US 281, I am very familiar with where they used to be and can still trace them out on satellite views. I also posted some photos to a Facebook group, and some additional …" More
"This is NJ, not too much makes sense unless it represents a financial or political advantage for a "connected" someone(s). My guess is that some project(s) that needed large amounts of sand (think ARC?) fell through. IMHO not much is going to happen unless …" More
"Andrew,i have to agree with you about rehabbing rail lines and opening them up to service whether freight or passenger service.If a rail company is serious about re-opening a rail line,they should start right away instead of stalling.Then also there is the …" More