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~1/1877Chicago, Clinton and Western Rail Road Company (Iowa)
Name changed from Chicago, Iowa and Kansas Railway Company [12/28/1876] on ~1/1877. Charter Changed to build from Clinton to Oscaloosa (Oskaloosa), Iowa.

Built from Ives (Elmira) to Iowa City, Iowa, (9 miles) via Graham (Digby) by ~1878.

Sold to the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] on 3/7/1879.

 

4/27/1877William S. Pierson, Watson Mathews and R.K. Dow, Trustees
Purchased Memphis and Little Rock Railway Company (M&LR #2) [3/17/1873] on 4/27/1877.

Sold to Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Company (M&LR #3) on [4/28/1877].

 

4/28/1877Memphis and Little Rock Railroad Company (M&LR #3)
Purchased Memphis and Little Rock Railway Company (M&LR #2) [3/17/1873] from William S. Pierson, el al., Trustees on 4/28/1877.

Sold under foreclosure to George B. Rose, Trustee on [5/23/1887].

 

8/25/1877Newton and Monroe Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to lease or purchase, extend, maintain and operate the railroad now known as the Iowa, Minnesota and North Pacific Railway, extending from a point in the main line of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in the town of Newton, Jasper County, Iowa in a southerly direction to the town of Monroe in said Jasper County, with all of the privileges, rights and franchises held by said Company. Also to improve, construct, and extend said railway to such point or points as may hereafter be determined. Also to construct, purchase, lease, maintain and operate branches from said railroad and its extensions, on such route or routes as may hereafter be determined."

Purchased Iowa, Minnesota and North Pacific Railway Company [4/4/1871] on 8/25/1877.

Built from Newton to Monroe, Iowa, (17 miles) via Coal Siding, Wilson, Reasoner (Reasnor), and Franklin by ~?/??.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) on [6/2-3/1880].

 

10/8/1877Forest Park and Central Rail Road Company (Missouri)
Incorporated "for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating a narrow gauge railroad, under the General Statutes of Missouri, form some point on Union Avenue in the City of St. Louis between the northern line of Forest Park and the Olive Street Road to some point on Academy Lane in Central Township, St. Louis County, Missouri. The length of said railroad is estimated to be six miles, and it is intended to be made and constructed in the City and County of St. Louis."

Articles of Incorporation amended 11/7/1881 "from its present terminus on Academy Lane in a westwardly direction in the County of St. Louis, and along, upon and across the northwardly end of Creve Couer Lake in said County a distance of twelve miles, more or less to a point on the Missouri River, and from its present terminus on Union Avenue in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, as designated in its original Articles of Association, eastwardly a distance of four miles more or less, to the tracks of the Union Depot Company, in the City of St. Louis, for the purpose of constructing , equipping, and operating a standard gauge railroad over the entire road of the Company, including said extensions, a distance of about twenty two miles."

Built from Saint Louis to Creve Coeur Lake, Missouri, (16 miles) via Forest Park Avenue, Vandeventer, Forsyth Junction, Clayton, Olivette, Lackland, Maryland Heights, and Vigus by ~1881.

Standard gauged in ~1881.

Sold to Saint Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad Company [12/20/1884] for $700,000.00 on 12/22/1884.

 

10/9/1877Rock Island and Peoria Railway Company (RI&P #2) (Illinois)
Incorporated "for the purpose of constructing, and operating a railroad from the City of Rock Island in the State of Illinois, to the City of Peoria in said State, which purpose may be carried into effect, either by the construction, maintenance and operation of a new railroad between said points, or by purchasing owning operating and maintaining the railroad now known as the Peoria & Rock Island Railway, with all its appurtenant rights, privileges and franchises as authorized by law."

Purchased all assets of Peoria and Rock Island Railway Company (P&RI #2) [9/30/1869] on 12/12/1877.

[View Logo circa 1890]

Leased Peoria Terminal Railway Company [2/17/1885] for 999 years by ~11/1894.

Controlled Rock Island and Mercer County Railroad Company [4/29/1876] on <~1898.

Relocated line at Bishop Hill, Illinois, (2 miles) on ~1901.

Purchased Rock Island and Mercer County Railroad Company [4/29/1876] on 6/10/1903.

Purchased Preemption Eastern Railroad Company [12/22/1893] on 6/10/1903.

Purchased Peoria Terminal Railway Company [2/17/1885] on 6/10/1903. Name changed to Peoria Terminal Company (PTC #1) on [6/11/1903].

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 6/11/1903.

 

6/20/1878Atlantic and Audubon Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to construct and operate a line of railroad from a point on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad at or near Atlantic in the County of Cass in the State of Iowa, in a northerly direction and in the valleys of the Nishnabotna River and Blue Grass Creek, to some point in the County of Audubon in said State."

Built from Atlantic to Audubon, Iowa, (25 miles) via Lorah, Brayton, Exira, and Hamlin by ~?/??

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #2) [8/20/1866] on ~?/??.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) on [6/2-3/1880].

 

6/21/1878Avoca, Harlan and Northern Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to construct and operate a line of railroad from a point on the line of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad at or near Avoca in the County of Pottawattamie in the State of Iowa, in a northerly direction by way of Harlan, in the County of Shelley to some point north of the north line of Shelley County in said State."

Built from Harlan Junction to Harlan, Iowa, (11 miles) via Corley by ~1878.

Leased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #2) [8/20/1866] on ~?/??.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 3/16/1899.

 

7/26/1878Iowa City and Western Railway Company (Iowa)
Incorporated. "The general nature of the business to be transacted by said corporation, is constructing and operating a railway from Iowa City through the English River Valley to Ottumwa, Montezuma, Oskaloosa, or such point or points as may hereafter be determined upon and such extensions and branches as hereafter may be determined; and to that end the said corporation shall have power to hold real estate, procure right of way, enter into contracts for the surveying, grading, bridging, tying, putting on iron rails, equipping with rolling stock, building tanks, depots and doing any and all things necessary to be done in constructing and operating a railroad."

Leased to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] on ~1879.

Built from Iowa City to Iowa Junction, Iowa, (12 miles) via Hills Siding (Hills) by ~1879.

Built from Riverside to What Cheer, Iowa, (46 miles) via Kalona, Wellman, Nira, Kinross, South English, Webster, Keswick, and Thornburg, by ~12/1879.

Built from Thornburg to Montezuma, Iowa, (16 miles) via Nassah (Gibson) and Barnes (Barnes City) by ~1880.

Sold to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] on 5/22/1902.

 

3/5/1879Saint Paul Union Depot Company (Minnesota)
Chartered to build a Union passenger terminal and connecting trackage in the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota, for the use of all joint owners.

Jointly owned by: Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Chicago Great Western; Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #2) [8/20/1866]; Chicago, Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha; Great Northern; Minneapolis and Saint Louis; Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Sault Saint Marie; and Northern Pacific.

Depot opened on 8/22/1881.

 

11/22/1879Atlantic Southern Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to construct, maintain, and operate a railroad, with single or double track, extending from a point on the Main Line of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad at or near the City of Atlantic in the County of Cass, and State of Iowa, in a southerly direction through the town of Lewis in said County, to some point on the southern or western boundary of the State of Iowa, to be determined, to Griswold, with the necessary side tracks, turn outs, station grounds, stations and other buildings, which it may be found necessary in such maintenance and operation."

Built from Atlantic to Lewis, Iowa, (9 miles) by ~1979.

Built from Lewis to Griswold, Iowa, (6 miles) by ~?/1880.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #2) [8/20/1866] on ~?/??.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) on [6/2-3/1880].

 

11/22/1879Avoca, Macedonia and South Western Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to construct, maintain and operate a railroad from the town of Avoca or from some point on the line of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company near thereto, in a southerly direction, through the town of Macedonia to such point on the Southern or western line of the State of Iowa as shall hereafter be determined by its Board of Directors."

Built from Avoca to Carson, Iowa, (17 miles) via Hancock and Oakland by ~?/1880.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #2) [8/20/1866] on ~?/??.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) on [6/2-3/1880].

 

11/25/1879Guthrie and North Western Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to construct, maintain and operate a railroad extending from some point on the main line of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad at or near Guthrie Station in said County of Guthrie by way of the town of Guthrie Center to some other point on the northern or western boundary of the State of Iowa to be hereafter determined."

Built from Menlo to Guthrie Center, Iowa, (14 miles) via Glendon and Monteith by ~?/1880

Leased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #2) [8/20/1866] by ?/??.

Forclosed, sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] for $200,000.00 on 9/3/1890.

 

12/3/1879Atchison, Saint Joseph and Northern Railroad Company (Kansas)
Incorporated "to construct a railroad, with all its incidentals, attachments and appurtenances in the States of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. To survey and locate the same, to acquire right of way therefore, and generally to do and perform all acts and things necessary and incidental to the active operation of a railroad. Said railroad to commence at Atchison, in Atchison County, Kansas, to and into the State of Nebraska and into the County of Douglas. The said line is estimated to be twenty five miles in Kansas."

Sold to Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway (CK&N #2) [3/19/1886] on 10/14/1886.

 

3/22/1880Saint Joseph Union Depot Company (Missouri)
Incorporated "for the purpose of constructing , establishing and maintaining a Union Station for passengers and freight depots in said City of Saint Joseph."

Jointly owned by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe; Chicago, Burlington and Quincy; Chicago and Great Western; Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #2) [8/20/1866]; Missouri Pacific; and Saint Joseph and Grand Island.

Depot opened on 5/1/1882.

Leased to Saint Joseph and Iowa Railroad Company [1/22/1857] for fifty years on 4/10/1888.

Company dissolved 10/26/1962.

 

3/25/1880Keosauqua and Southwestern Railroad Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to locate, construct, or purchase, lease and maintain and operate, or lease to others to operate a railroad of standard four foot eight and one half inch gauge, with all proper branches and appurtenances, from a point at or near Mount Zion on the Keokuk & Des Moines Railway to Keosauqua in Van Buren County, Iowa, and to such other points as may be from time to time determined on by its board of directors; and to that end shall have all the powers of natural persons, as well as those now, or hereafter conferred by law upon bodies corporate; among which shall be the securing of aid by donation and taxation under the laws of Iowa, and the assignment and transfer of such aid to other persons or corporations for the purpose of securing and paying for the construction and equipment of its road."

Built from Keosauqua to Summit (Mount Zion), Iowa, (5 miles) over right of way of Saint Louis, Keosauqua and Saint Paul Railroad Company [~1873] by 9/29/1880.

Leased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #2) [8/20/1866] on ~?/??.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 1/25/1890.

 

6/2-3/1880Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) (Iowa and Illinois)
Incorporated to consolidate the following lines: Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #2) [8/20/1866], Des Moines, Indianola and Missouri Railroad Company [6/9/1870], Des Moines, Winterset and Southwestern Railroad Company [2/21/1871], Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad Company [9/4/1876], Newton and Monroe Railroad Company [8/25/1877], Atlantic and Audubon Railroad Company [6/20/1878], Atlantic Southern Railroad Company [11/22/1879], and Avoca, Macedonia and Southwestern Railroad Company [11/22/1879].

This company was formed with the general purpose and object "to own, operate, extend, improve, maintain and operate each of the several railroads heretofore owned by any of the parties hereto and hereinafter mentioned, and which are described in the respective charters, Articles of Association and Articles of Consolidation of the several parties (to which for greater particularity, reference is hereby made), and to use and enjoy all of the corporate and other franchises, rights, privileges, immunities and property of every nature and description which form a part of or are appurtenant or relate to any of said railroads, and which have been owned by the respective parties hereto by any of them, or by the predecessors, assignors or grantors of any of them."

The following leased lines of the above companies are transferred to CRI&P #3: Peoria and Bureau Valley Railroad Company [2/12/1853], Keokuk and Des Moines Railway Company [12/19/1873], Fort Leavenworth Railroad Company [8/2/1871], Avoca, Harlan and Northern Railroad Company [6/21/1878], Guthrie and North Western Railroad Company [11/25/1879], and Keosauqua and Southwestern Railroad Company [3/25/1880].

Built River Route Bypass from Davenport to Muscatine, Iowa, (27 miles) via Dale, Linwood, Buffalo, Montpelier, and Fairport by ~1881.

Purchased half interest in Kankakee and Seneca Railroad Company on [2/22/1881].

Purchased interest in Minnesota Transfer Railway Company on [3/10/1883].

Through stock purchase, controlled Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] on 7/15/1885.

Through stock purchase, controlled Saint Joseph and Iowa Railroad Company [1/22/1857] by ~7/1885.

Leased Des Moines and Fort Dodge Railroad Company [2/4/1874] for 25 years on ~1887.

Purchased interest in Pueblo Union Depot and Railroad Company on [12/23/1887].

Leased Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #5) [6/13/1888] by ~11/1888.

Purchased Saint Joseph and Iowa Railroad Company [1/22/1857] on 12/29/1888.

Purchased Kansas City and Topeka Railway Company [3/10/1887] on 1/7/1889.

Purchased Fort Leavenworth Railroad Company [8/2/1871] on 3/4/1889.

Jointly owned Terminal Railroad Association of Saint Louis [7/30/1889].

Purchased Keosauqua and Southwestern Railroad Company [3/25/1880] on 1/25/1890.

Traded trackage rights with Union Pacific Railroad on 5/1/1890(1891?). UP got rights between Mc Pherson and Hutchinson, Kansas, and CRI&P #3 got rights from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Beatrice, Nebraska, via Missouri River Bridge, Omaha, Albright, Rumsey, Richfield, Meadow, South Bend, Murdock, Alvo, Prairie Home, Havelock, University Place, Lincoln, Roca, Princeton, Cortland, and Pickrell. Also see Iowa and Nebraska Western Railway Company [~1/1890]

Purchased Guthrie and North Western Railroad Company [11/25/1879] on 9/3/1890.

Purchased all assets of Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #5) [6/13/1888] on 6/10/1891.

Built from Minco to Chickasha, Oklahoma, (18 miles) via Pocasset by ~1891.

Purchased trackage rights from Union Pacific between Liberty Street (Armourdale Yard limits) in Kansas City, Missouri, and North Topeka, Kansas, (67.35 miles) by 7/1/1891.

Purchased trackage rights between Washington Street (Junction with Hanibal and Saint Joseph [~1847]) and Liberty Street (junction with Union Pacific (Armourdale Yard limits)) in Kansas City, Missouri, (0.75 miles) from Missouri Pacific Railway Company on ~1891.

Built from Chickasha to Waurika, Oklahoma, (63 miles) via Ninnekah, Agawam, Rush Springs, Marlow, Duncan, Sunray, Commanche, and Addington by ~1892.

Built from Jansen to Lincoln, Nebraska, (51 miles) via Plymouth, De Witt, Clatonia, Hallum, Martell, and Rokeby by 5/7/1893, replacing UP trackage rights between Lincoln and Beatrice, Nebraska.

Built Suburban Branch from Blue Island to Gresham Junction (Chicago), Illinois, (7 miles) via Morgan Park, Beverly Hills and Brainerd by ~1893. (1874?)

Built from Waurika to Terral, Oklahoma, (21 miles) via Sugden and Ryan by 7/30/1893.

[View Logo circa 1893]

Goverment Bridge between Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa rebuilt and double tracked by ~12/1896.

Purchased 25% interest in Calumet Western Railway Company on [9/18/1897].

Built from Chickasha to Mountain View, Oklahoma, (51 miles) via Verden, Anadarko, Washita, Fort Cobb, and Carnegie by ~12/1898.

Built from Mountain View to Mangum, Oklahoma, (47 miles) via Gotebo, Komaltry, Hobart, Cahill, Lone Wolf, and Granite by ~1899.

Purchased Avoca, Harlan and Northern Railroad Company [6/21/1878] on 3/16/1899.

Jointly owned Peoria and Pekin Terminal Railway Company [~5/1899] with Chicago and Alton.

Purchased Enid and Tonkawa Railway Company [7/20/1899] on 12/22/1899.

Purchased Guthrie and Kingfisher Railway Company [12/29/1899] on 10/8/1900.

Purchased Gowrie and Northwestern Railway Company [7/14/1899] on 12/31/1900.

Built from Liberal, Kansas to Texhoma, Texas, (60 miles) via Tyrone, Hooker, Optima, Guymon, Junior, and Goodwell, Oklahoma by 2/1/1902.

Built from Bravo, Texas to Santa Rosa, New Mexico, (111 miles) via Naravisa (Nara Visa), Obar, Sand Springs, Canode, Logan, Mater, Hudson, Adberg, Tucumcari, Hargis, Hanley (Palomas), Montoya, Newkirk, Cuervo, and Los Tanos by 2/1/1902.

Through stock purchase, controlled Saint Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad Company [12/20/1884] by ~4/1902.

Through stock purchase, controlled Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894] on 5/6/1902.

Leased Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] for 999 years on 6/1/1902.

Through stock purchase, controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #4) [7/31/1902] on ~8/1902.

Built from Albert Lea (on the B,CR&N) to Comus, Minnesota, (53 miles) via Clarks Grove, Ellendale, Hope, Owatonna, Medford, Kasper, and Faribault by ~11/1902.

Purchased trackage rights from Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad between Comus and Rosemount, Minnesota, via Dundas, Northfield, Castle Rock, and Farmington by ~11/1902.

Purchased trackage rights from Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad between Newport and Minneapolis, Minnesota, via Highwood and Saint Paul on ~11/1902(04?).

Purchased Chillicothe and Des Moines City Railroad Company [2/20/1868] on 3/10/1903.

Purchased Rock Island and Peoria Railway Company (RI&P #2) [10/9/1877] on 6/11/1903.

Purchased Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] on 6/15/1903.

Purchased Enid and Anadarko Railway Company [3/8/1901] on 10/21/1903.

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Purchased Searcy and Des Arc Railroad Company [6/29/1899] on 3/24/1904.

Purchased Hazen and Northern Railroad Company [11/28/1902] on 3/24/1904.

Purchased Choctaw, Oklahoma and Western Railroad Company [5/5/1902] on 3/24/1904.

Leased Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894] for 999 years on 3/24/1904.

Purchased Minneapolis and Saint Paul Terminal Railway Company [5/6/1903] on 3/25/1904.

Relinquished lease of Des Moines and Fort Dodge Railroad Company [2/4/1874] on 12/31/1904.

Leased trackage rights from Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railroad Company between Des Moines and Gowrie, Iowa, on 1/1/1905. See Des Moines and Fort Dodge Railroad Company [2/4/1874].

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Purchased Kansas City Rock Island Railway Company [12/23/1902] on 1/1/1905.

Leased trackage rights between Milan and Rock Island, Illinois, to Rock Island Southern Railway Company [4/25/1905] on ?/??.

Leased Rock Island and Mercer County Railroad Company [4/29/1876] to Rock Island Southern Railway Company [4/25/1905] on ?/??

Through stock purchase, controlled Consolidated Indiana Coal Company [~1905] on ~1905.

Purchased interest in Iowa Transfer Railway Company on [1/11/1906].

Leased Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad Company [10/31/1905] for 999 years on 1/31/1906.

Purchased interest in Rock Island - Frisco Terminal Railway Company on [4/9/1906].

Purchased 50% interest in Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway Company [10/17/1902] from Colorado and Southern on 7/1/1906.

Purchased interest in Kansas City Terminal Railway Company on [7/10/1906].

Purchased Saint Louis Rock Island Terminal Railway Company [6/27/1902] on 2/11/1907.

Purchased 10% interest in Memphis Railroad Terminal Company on [3/4/1907].

Leased trackage and control between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, New Mexico, to El Paso and Southwestern Railroad on 7/1/1907.

Relocated and elevated line through Joliet, Illinois. Began 5/25/1908, completed on 6/17/1910.

Purchased Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway Company [12/18/1900] on 12/31/1910.

Purchased 25% interest in Wichita Union Terminal Railway Company [3/27/1911].

Leased Rock Island and Dardanelle Railway Company [10/31/1911] for 999 years on 12/1/1911.

Sold trackage rights between Brinkley, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennesee to Saint Louis South Western Railway Company by ~1912.

Through stock purchase, controlled Morris Terminal Railway Company [2/10/1905] by <~1912.

Purchased interest in Arkansas and Memphis Railway Bridge and Terminal Company on [1/3/1912].

Purchased interest in Belt Railway Company of Chicago [11/22/1882] on ~3/1912.

Purchased trackage rights between Anthony and Caldwell, Kansas, via Bluff City from Kansas Southwestern Railway Company on <~12/1912.

Leased Saint Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad Company [2/18/1911] for 99 (999?) years on 11/1/1913.

Leased Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railway Company [1/20/1913] for 999 years on 2/1/1914.

Purchased 33% interest in Joliet Union Depot Company [6/13/1911].

Purchased Morris Terminal Railway Company [2/10/1905] on 7/1/1914.

Declared bankruptcy, fell into receivership on 4/20/1915.

Lease of Keokuk and Des Moines Railway Company [12/19/1873] disaffirmed when CRI&P #3 filed for bankrupcy on 4/20/1915.

Leased line between Muscatine and Montezuma, Iowa; and branches Thornburg to What Cheer, Iowa; and Iowa Junction to Iowa City, Iowa; to Muscatine and Iowa City Railroad(?) Company.[~?/??] on ~1915 while the CRI&P was in bankrupcy.

Emerged from receivership on 6/21/1917.

Lease of Keokuk and Des Moines Railway Company [12/19/1873] reinstated when CRI&P #3 receivership ended on 6/21/1917.

Abandoned line between Greenfield Junction and Watonga, Oklahoma, (7 miles Enid and Anadarko alignment) on ~1920.

Leased trackage rights between Dardanelle and Ola, Arkansas, to Fort Smith, Subiaco and Rock Island Railroad Company [4/12/1919] on 9/1/1920.

Purchased? Johnsonburg and Bradford Company [~?/??] on >1921 <1940.

Purchased? Rock Island and Oklahoma Railway Company [~?/??] on >1921 <1940.

Abandoned line between Chandler and Guthrie, Oklahoma, (39 miles) on ~6/1924.

Purchased Keokuk and Des Moines Railway Company [12/19/1873] on 8/18/1924.

Sold Keokuk and Des Moines Railway Company [12/19/1873] to Saint Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad Company [2/18/1911] on 11/26/1924.

Abandoned line between Davenport and Stockton, Iowa, (16 miles) on ~1925.

Sold trackage rights between Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas, to Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company on 5/14/1925.

Abandoned line between Monroe and Reasoner, Iowa, (6 miles) on ~1926.

Abandoned line between Cable and Preemption, Illinois, (4 miles) on ~1/1926.

Through stock purchase, controlled Peoria Terminal Company (PTC #2) [1/18/1926] by 1/1927.

Purchased? Amarillo and Canadian River Railroad Company [~1928] on ?/??

Abandoned line between Edgerton Junction and Wallace, Missouri, (13 miles) on ~9/1929.

Abandoned line between Digby and Elmira, Iowa, (8 miles) on ~6/1929.

ICC proposed merger between CRI&P #3 and St. Louis - San Francisco Railway and Chicago & Eastern Illinois on 12/9/1929. Proposed merger rejected as unworkable on ~12/1935.

Relinquished trackage rights over Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad [~1847] between Cameron and Birmingham, Missouri, by ~1931.

Relocated line between Trenton and Coburn, Missouri, (5 miles) on ~9/1931.

Abandoned line between Clinton and Shaffton, Iowa, (9 miles) on ~1932.

Abandoned line between Jasper and Trosky, Minnesota, (9 miles) on ~9/1932.

Purchased Warren and Ouachita Valley Railroad [3/7/1899] on ?/??

New York Central relinquished interest in Kankakee and Seneca Railroad Company [2/22/1881] on 3/27/1933. CRI&P #3 becomes sole owner of K&S.

Declared bankrupcy, fell into receivership on 6/7/1933.

Abandoned line between Wilton Junction and Muscatine, Iowa, (12 miles) on ~1934.

Abandoned line between Wallace and Rushville, Missouri, (12 miles) on ~1/1934.

Abandoned line between Blair and Elwood, Kansas, (9 miles) on ~1/1934.

Abandoned line between Sherrard and Preemption, Illinois, (5 miles) on ~6/1936.

Abandoned line between Beacon and Oskaloosa, Iowa, (2 miles) on ~5/1937.

Abandoned line between Newton and Reasoner, Iowa, (10 miles) on ~5/1937.

Abandoned line between Cashion and Kingfisher, Oklahoma, (16 miles) on ~6/1937.

Abandoned line between Cameron and Forsyth Junction, Missouri, (2 miles) on ~11/1937.

Abandoned line between Digby and Iowa City, Iowa, (3 miles) on ~1938.

Abandoned line between Knoxville and Evans, Iowa, (20 miles) on ~11/1938.

Purchased interest in Denver Market and Produce Terminal Railroad [~3/1939].

Abandoned line between Iowa Junction and Lone Tree, Iowa, (5 miles) on ~6/1939.

Abandoned line between Muscatine and Nichols, Iowa, (16 miles) on ~6/1939.

Abandoned line between Nelson and Ruskin, Nebraska, (12 miles) on ~6/1939.

Relocated line between Kismet and Hayne, Kansas, Sampson of the Cimarron bridge completed on 7/8/1939.

Purchased line between Jacksboro and Seymour, Texas, (75 miles) via Jermyn, Loving, Jean, Olney, Megargel, and Westover, from Gulf, Texas and Western Railway on 3/15/1940.

Abandoned line between Stillings Junction and Cameron, Missouri, (49 miles) on ~5/1940.

Abandoned line between Shaffton and Bennett, Iowa, (35 miles) on ~8/1940.

Abandoned line between Elmira and Tipton, Iowa, (16 miles) on ~11/1940.

Abandoned line between Coal Valley and Orion, Illinois, (12 miles) on ~5/1941.

Relocated line between Mercer and Mill Grove, Missouri, via Princeton by ~1942.

Abandoned line between Cameron and Altamont, Missouri, (14 miles) on ~5/1942.

Abandoned line between Jacksboro and Seymour, Texas, (75 miles) on 4/1943.

Abandoned line between Griswold and Atlantic, Iowa, (14 miles) on ~6/1943.

Abandoned line between Tipton and Stockton, Iowa, (22 miles) on ~12/1943.

Relocated line between Perlee and Eldon, Iowa, via Fairfield, Libertyville, and County Line (23 miles) by ~1944.

Purchased half interest in Oklahoma City Junction Railway Company [6/19/1909] on 5/20/1944.

Jointly built with Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad Company the Harry S. Truman Railroad Bridge across the Missouri River at Kansas City, Missouri, by ~1945.

Built from Birmingham, Missouri, to Harry S. Truman Railroad Bridge (2 miles) by ~1945.

Built from Harry S. Truman Railroad Bridge to Air Line Junction (Kansas City), Missouri, (2 miles) by ~1945.

Purchased trackage rights between Air Line Junction and Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, (5.92 miles) from Kansas City Southern Railway Company on ~1945.

Purchased trackage rights between Troost Avenue and Washington Street in Kansas City, Missouri, (1.25 miles) from Missouri Pacific Railway Company on ~1945.

Purchased trackage rights between Air Line Junction and Leeds Junction in Kansas City, Missouri, (5.92 miles) from Kansas City Southern Railway Company on ~1945.

Relinquished trackage rights between Birmingham and Kansas City (West 23rd Street), Missouri, acquired from Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad [~1847] by ~1945.

Relinquished trackage rights between Sheffield Junction ("Y") and Leeds Junction, Missouri, (2.75 miles) acquired from Saint Louis and San Francisco Railroad on ?/??

Relocated line between Paris and Thirty, Iowa, via Sharon (22 miles) by ~1945.

Relocated line between Floris and Paris, Iowa, (15 miles) by ~1946.

Relocated line between Mercer and Mill Grove, Missouri, (16 miles) by ~1946.

Relocated line between Ainsworth and Brighton, Iowa, by 8/15/1947. Abandoned line between Washington and Brighton, Iowa (13 miles) on ~1948.

Proposal for reorganization first filed 7/15/1936. Emerged from receivership, company reorganized, subsidiaries merged, consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

6/4/1880Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls and Northwestern Railway Company (Iowa)
A holding and construction company created and controlled by the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] "to locate, construct, maintain and operate a railway with all the necessary branches, warehouses, elevators and such other appendages as may be deemed necessary for the convenient use and profitable management of the same from the town of Holland, Grundy County, Iowa by way of Iowa Falls to some point in the State of Minnesota, yet to be determined."

Leased to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] on 6/4/1880.

Built from Holland to Iowa Falls, Iowa, (26 miles) via Wellsburg, Cleves, Abbott Crossing, and Robertson by ~1880.

Built from Iowa Falls to Clarion, Iowa, (30 miles) via Burdette, Popejoy, Dows, and Galt by ~1880.

Built from Clarion to Emmetsburg, Iowa, (58 miles) via Holmes, Goldfield, Hardy, Livermore, Bode, Ottosen, West Bend, and Rodman by ~1881.

Built from Emmetsburg to Lake Park ,Iowa, (50 miles) via Osgood, Graettinger, Wallingford, Estherville, Superior, Hotel Orleans (Orleans), Spirit Lake, West Okoboji, and Gaylord (Montgomery) by ~1882.

Built from Lake Park, Iowa, to Worthington, Minnesota (21miles) via Round Lake, Minnesota by ~1882.

Purchased Iowa and Minnesota Railroad Company [9/12/1870] on 11/21/1883.

Built branch from Dows to Belmond, Iowa, (15 miles) via Rowen, and Lena by ~1884.

Built from Hayfield Junction to Hayfield, Iowa, (8 miles) by ~1884.

Built from Lake Park, Iowa, to Watertown, South Dakota, (164 miles) via Harris, Ocheyedan, Allendorf, Sibley, and Little Rock, Iowa; Ellsworth, Kanaranzi, Luverne, Hardwick, Trosky, Pipestone, Cazenovia, and Cresson, Minnesota; Ward, Elkton, McKain, Bushnell, White, Toronto, Brandt, Clear Lake, Bemis, and Hanton, South Dakota, by ~1884.

Built from Ellsworth, Iowa, to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, (42 miles) via Midland, Rock Rapids, Lester, Larchwood, Granite, Iowa; and Shindlar, South Dakota by ~1886.

Built from Trosky to Quarries, Minnesota, (6 miles) by ~1891.

Built from Quarries to Jasper, Minnesota, (3 miles) by ~1892.

Built from Forest City to Armstrong, Iowa, (46 miles) via Neils, Thompson, Buffalo Center, Germania (Lakota), Gerled, and Swea City by ~1892.

Purchased Chicago and Iowa Western Railway Company [4/20/1891] on 7/1894.

Sold to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] by 5/22/1902.

 

11/23/1880Topeka, Salina and Western Rail Road Company (Kansas)
Incorporated "for the purpose of surveying, locating, constructing, operating and maintaining a standard gauge railroad and telegraph line and for the purpose of constructing or leasing, operating and maintaining such branch lines of railroad and telegraph as may be useful and profitable in the prosecution of its business. This corporation intends to locate, construct and operate and maintain a railroad and telegraph line, from the City of Topeka in the County of Shawnee, State of Kansas, southwestwardly and westwardly, through the Counties of Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Morris, Dickinson, Saline, Ottawa, Lincoln and Osborne, all in the State of Kansas, to the town of Delhi in the County of Osborne aforesaid. The estimated length is 200 miles."

Acquired right of way between Topeka and Council Grove, Kansas.

No construction done.

Sold to Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company (CK&N #5)[6/13/1888] on 4/4/1889.

 

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