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Abandonment of the Week

Mount Dora to Farley
(The Colmor Cut-off)

States: New Mexico      Railroads: AT&SF, E&SF   

This abandoned route has historical information.This abandoned route has a map.This abandoned route has associated pictures.This abandoned route has associated ICC filings.
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From The Redlands Loop:

Random Picture of the Day

The church in this picture (as seen below, with the three passenger cars in front), was also a citrus packing house along the line. Photo by John Acosta, March 2009.

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July 30th, 2014: I've taken a bit of a "sabbatical" from updating the Abandoned Rails website. I started this site back in 2005, and I've been constantly updating it ever since. Over this past year, other life priorities have caused me to take a step back from updating the website, which in itself was fairly time-consuming. This break from updating the site is not necessarily a bad thing, as I've been able to refresh and refocus my intentions about the site; as such, I have some new ideas and concepts for it that I hope to start developing.

I do intend to resume updating the website on a regular basis, but probably not until next year, unfortunately. At that time, expect to see some big and exciting changes to the site over the ensuing months.

Until then, I hope that you keep visiting the site and continue submitting your comments, as you have, to each of the abandoned routes presented herein, and please visit the random abandonment below.

Thanks,

Greg Harrison
Haslet, TX
Owner, AbandonedRails.com

This abandoned route has historical information. The Rogue River Valley Railway (Medford to Jacksonville)
States: Oregon   Railroads: RRVRy, SOT, M-CRR   

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