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Abandonment of the Week

Kit Carson to Las Animas
(The Arkansas Valley Railway)

States: Colorado      Railroads: AVRy, KPRR   

This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.
Railroad of the Week
Picture of the Day

From Edinburg to Mount Jackson:

Random Picture of the Day

This is a view looking north from the Orkney Drive crossing. This is where the south switch is for the town siding that runs up past the depot site/visitor's center. Heading south from this switch is a bridge that crosses over State Route 263 heading towards "South Jackson". Photo by Dave Shingleton, July 2008.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

New History:

This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map. The Lorton and Occoquan Railroad (Lorton to Occoquan)
States: Virginia   Railroads: USG, L&O   

Recent Comments

Fred Mecury commented on The Abandoned ALCO Factory : Is that where they made RS-3 locomotives?
Yesterday

Mike Mussaw commented on Williamsport, PA to Elmira, NY : I remember my father doing road jobs from Dewitt to Himrod onto Southport with NYC f units and PRR Cabin cars on coal trains. 14-16 hour turnarounds. He knew all the great fishing spots along the west side of Seneca Lake.
Yesterday

Joshua commented on The Winters Branch : http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,1858494 This line has been reopened !!!
2 days ago

Andy Jackson commented on The Olinda Branch : Saw the last train to use that wye. It was the Santa Fe track geometry car & a Geep. Talked w/ their crew a few years later. The said that wye was bad ordered that day & torn out two years later!
3 days ago

Andy Jackson commented on La Habra to Fullerton : Use your address to look in www.historicaerials.com as they have both old aerials & USGS Topographic maps.
3 days ago

Andy Jackson commented on Fullerton to Anaheim : The west end of the abandoned UP tracks is now used by BNSF for mostly intermodal storage.
3 days ago

Andy Jackson commented on Fullerton to Anaheim : Always wondered if Basta was from a "misspelling" of Basque. Used to live on Basque Ave.
3 days ago

Don Ellingson commented on The Kenosha Division : To Greg- Lake Villa, IL Greg, I found the book [Paul Behrens] through our WI library system. Our Oshkosh library ordered it from Madison so it took a couple of weeks. I had to return it in 2 weeks but it's available. Don't know if you can access it from…
3 days ago

Tracy Ozog commented on The Kenosha Division : I played in the pits behind silver lake by the old county storage garage. Lots of fun in the dump back there. Tracks jcame out of woods off county b and were somewhat elevated. All dirt is gone now a pond for factory park. Remember playing in the dump…
3 days ago

Jim Blain commented on The West Side Lumber Company Railroad : Any one interested in 2016 DVD :WSLC-Rusty Rails" contact me at jimx@pacbell.net . This a an account of Bob Burket's speeder expeditions to the woods after the mill closed in 1962. Currently working on new DVD : WS&CV -Last Train to River Bridge".This is…
4 days ago

Doug Starkweather commented on The West Side Lumber Company Railroad : My grandpa worked in the mill turning logs on the pond. We used to live in the house across the street from the old wooden flume. We would sit on it when the tourist train came by and bang on the bottom of the flume to get it to leak between the boards.…
4 days ago

Dustin Bair commented on Frederick, MD to Hanover, PA : Just off route 194 between Littlestown and Taneytown is stone road which has a still existing railroad overpass bridge from the railroad. There is to my belief to be no remaining rails on either side of it and the ground area is immensely built up with…
5 days ago

Dove commented on Abandoned Rails of Cincinnati : I am sorry ! ... the station I mentioned and asked about was in Cincinnati, Oh.
5 days ago

Hunter commented on Abandoned Rails of Maryville : I really like abandoned things and come to find out, a section of these rails are in my back yard LITERALLY!
5 days ago

Dove commented on Abandoned Rails of Cincinnati : does any one remember the train freight station that sat on the South/West corner of Gest St. and the track crossing ? if so ! do you have any photos of the station?.... would appreciate it if you would allow me see them. thank you, Orvin
6 days ago

Hutty Flounderson commented on Manchester to Geneva : I'm Glad that Phelps didn't stoop as low as those Bozos in Manchester! That excuse for a Lehigh Valley Caboose that they have at the old Greasy Spoon would make anyone associated with the old Lehigh Valley roll over in their grave. That Halderman and…
6 days ago

Tom commented on Chagrin Falls and Southern Railroad : I grew up in Chagrin Falls in the late 60's/early 70's. I always wondered where the railroad tracks went that crossed Washington St. at the old lumber yard and what line it was. I think I read something about it being on the Nickel Plate line, Wheeling…
6 days ago

Scottie commented on The Angels Branch : I love the "river" vs "reservoir" pictures. Thanks for sharing.
6 days ago

Jim Vona commented on The New York, Ontario and Western Railroad : The old sealed off underground Westside train tunnel is on the very far left of picture #4 of 9 on this website.
7 days ago

Jim Vona commented on The New York, Ontario and Western Railroad : In reguard to Oswego, New York train tunnel south of East Bridge Street reconstruction....on the south end, trains used to cross East First Street and proceed over the Oswego River via a train bridge (now called The Harbor Rail Trail). Where bridge ends…
7 days ago

Fred Fudge commented on Manchester to Geneva : I noticed on a trip to Manchester that the NYC bay window caboose painted in Lehigh Valley colors on display at the old Greasy Spoon site -looks pretty stupid considering Manchester's past. But, what made me laugh was the Reporting Numbers on the fake.…
7 days ago

Linda commented on The Georgetown Branch : My friends and I used to cross the railroad trestle on Brookeville Road, near radio station WWDC, to visit a friend who lived off Jones Bridge Road. Clearly, we were young, fearless and stupid. Never dodged a train, but heard one in the distance once.
7 days ago

Monty Kaufman commented on Sandusky to Newark : There is a stone arch bridge between Mason Rd & Bogert Rd in Erie County. Some of the old road bed is visible by Perkins High School. It runs and the back of my yard.
7 days ago

Steffen commented on The Copper River and Northwestern Railway : Great to have this map - thank you - I keep wondering what is left of the railway beyond the end of the road from Cordova - maybe one day I will get the chance to find out !
8 days ago

Linda Nash commented on Traces of the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway : I have found the information fascinating, as it helps to have another piece of what happened during Sam Lazarus's life. He was a savvy businessman who doted on his only grandson, Lazare, my father. For whatever reasons, Lazare didn't have any business…
8 days ago

Greg commented on The Kenosha Division : its great to see all the interest in this line. I remember playing softball in genoa city and seeing the bridge. Does anyone know where to get the book? With all the interest I wonder if it could get reprinted?
9 days ago

Brenda R commented on East Alton to Hillsboro : For Thom -Bangkok, CN. I'm sorry, I don't know what happened to the trestle that was by where the waste water treatment plant is now. I do know that the line did go on through Butler and wind around in to Litchfield. That was the Big4 Line, and the…
9 days ago

Sabrina Nucciarone commented on Santa Monica to Port Los Angeles : In 2001, I was living in CA and had visitors from Europe. Giving them my nickel-tour of Los Angeles, we stopped at a beach north of Santa Monica, but not too far, so we could frolicking in the waves. There were remnants of wooden pylons that were ragged…
9 days ago

Tom Tanguay commented on The South Bog Railroad : This is NOT the South Bog RR. The South Bog ran from Macy's {off Rte. 17} to South Bog which are in So. Rangeley, close to where the Rangeley State Park is today. Charlie Flynn of W. Newbury, MA posted to this effect on 9/10/2010. This map needs to be…
9 days ago

Dana Hill commented on Wilmington to New Bern : Zac, of Springfield, Va., North Carolina has plans to establish passenger rail service from Raleigh to Wilmington via Goldsboro, Mt. Olive, Wallace and Burgaw. Problem is part of that line has been taken up although the state still maintains control of…
10 days ago

Larry Carter commented on The Midland Valley Railroad : Between Barnsdall and Pawhuska, I believe, is all private. It is getting hard to see where the rail bed was now. Any word on art or artifacts?
10 days ago

Thom commented on East Alton to Hillsboro : Please comment on the old Hillsboro-Butler / Hillsboro-Litchfield line that appears to have run from the Schram Glass - Kortcamp mine area in a curving Northwesterly route through Hillsboro, across Taylorville Rd near what is now the municipal waste…
11 days ago