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~1/1890Iowa and Nebraska Western Railway Company (Iowa)
Name changed from Iowa and Nebraska Railway Company [~11/1889].

No construction done because of Union Pacific Railroad Company's trackage rights deal with Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 5/1/1890.

 

1/10/1890White and Black River Valley Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated. "The object and purpose of said corporation shall be, and is, to build, maintain and operate in the usual manner, and for the usual and customary purposes, a railroad about seventy five (75) miles in length, beginning at a point on the Batesville and Brinkley Railroad in or near the town of Jacksonport, in Jackson County, Arkansas, and running from thence through the Counties of Jackson, Independence, Lawrence and Randolph to a point on the line between the States of Arkansas and Missouri, at or near the Range Line between Ranges One (1) and Two (2) east of the 5th Principal Meridian."

Name changed from Batesville and Brinkley Railroad Company [6/22/1882] on 1/10/1890.

Built from Patterson to Jacksonport, Arkansas, (32 miles) via Jelks, Riverside, Goodrich, Simmons (Overcup), Tupelo, Weldon, Shoffner, Auvergne, Erwin, and Newport by ~?/??

Built from Wiville to Gregory, Arkansas, (8 miles) via Beard by ~?/??

Leased to Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894] for 80 years on 7/1/1900.

Abandoned line between Jacksonport and Newport, Arkansas, (4 miles) on ~6/1928.

Abandoned line between Gregory and Wiville, Arkansas, (8 miles) on ~1/1942.

Abandoned line between Newport and Brinkley, Arkansas, (53 miles) on ~3/1942.

Abandoned entire line by ~1940.

 

4/20/1891Chicago and Iowa Western Railway Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "for the purpose of constructing a railroad across Hancock and Winnebago Counties by way of Forest City to such other point or points as the incorporators may determine."

Sold to Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls and Northwestern Railway Company [6/4/1880] on ~7/1894.

 

7/15/1892Chicago, Rock Island and Texas Railway Company (Texas)
Incorporated "to construct a railway from a point on the north line of the County of Montague, in the State of Texas, about three hundred feet west of the east line of the C. K. Hanes patent, in a southerly direction through the Counties of Montague, Wise, and Parker, to the City of Weatherford, in the County of Parker, in the State of Texas, a distance of about seventy five miles."

Built from Terral, Oklahoma, to Fort Worth, Texas, (93 miles) via Ringgold, Stoneburg, Bowie, Park Springs, Chico, Bridgeport, Paradise, Boyd, Newark, Avondale, Hicks, and Saginaw by 7/30/1893.

Built from Bridgeport to Jacksboro, Texas, (28 miles) via Vinyard by ~1898.

Leased joint use of Texas and Pacific Railway Company Passenger Station in Fort Worth on 3/2/1900.

Built from Bridgeport to Coal Mines (2 miles) by ~1902.

Built from Jacksboro to Graham, Texas, (27 miles) via Senate and Bryson by ~1902.

Built 1 mile in Fort Worth to connect with Texas and Pacific Railroad by ~1902.

Built from Fort Worth to Dallas, Texas, (32 miles) via Sylvania, Richland Hills, Hurst, Tarrant, Shady Grove (Dorothy), Liggett, and Irving by 9/22/1903.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway Company [5/13/1902] on 9/22/1903.

 

8/29/1892Arkansas Southern Railroad Company (ASR #1) (Arkansas)
In 1892, J. S. Cargile formed a partnership with some El Dorado businessmen to build a sawmill and a town for workers on Bayou de Loutre. The partners formed the Arkansas Southern Railroad Company to extend the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern line (The Camden and Alexandria Railway Company was incorporated on April 3, 1889 and sold to St.LIM&S on May 27, 1892) from its El Dorado, Arkansas terminus to the mill.

Incorporated. "Said railroad shall commence at the town of El Dorado, Union County, Arkansas, and from thence run, in a southerly direction, through the County of Union to a point in Union County, on the State line, between the States of Arkansas and Louisiana, to a point near or within the Ranges 14 and 15, on said boundary line. To be constructed the most practicable and direct route, and the length of said road will be about thirteen miles."

Built from El Dorado to Junction City, Arkansas, (13 miles) via Cargile, Smith, Upland, and Cornie by ~?/1894.

Consolidated with the Alexandria, Junction City and Shreveport Railroad Company [6/29/1897] to form the Arkansas Southern Railroad Company (ASR #2) on [3/10/1899].

 

12/11/1893Little Rock, Hot Springs and Texas Railway Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated. "The places from and to which it is intended to construct the proposed railway are: from the City of Little Rock, in the State of Arkansas, and the City of Hot Springs, in the State of Arkansas, and the counties through or into which said railway is to pass, are Pulaski, Saline and Garland; the length of said proposed railway, being, as near as can now be computed, sixty miles."

Charter amended on 5/10/1894. "The places from and to which it is intended to construct the proposed railway are: from the City of Little Rock, in the State of Arkansas, and the City of Hot Springs, in the State of Arkansas, and the counties through, or into which said railway is to pass, are Pulaski, Saline, Garland, Montgomery, Scott, Logan and Sabastian, over the most direct and practical route between the said terminus; also a branch line to commence at a point on the main line east of the town of Benton, in Saline County, Arkansas, and thence through the counties of Saline, Grant and Jefferson, in the State of Arkansas, to a point at or near Pine Bluff in Jefferson County, Arkansas, a distance of about forty miles; also a branch line to commence at a point in Montgomery County, on said main line and thence in a southerly direction through the Counties of Montgomery, Clark, Pike, Hemstead and Howard, in the State of Arkansas, a distance of about fifty miles; also a branch of said main line to commence at a point at of near Waldron, in Scott County, State of Arkansas, thence westwardly through Scott County, along the Poteau Valley to a point on the State line between the State of Arkansas and the Indian Territory; thence westwardly through the Choctaw Nation of the Indian Territory to a point on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Company to a point at or near Wister Station in the Choctaw Nation of said Territory, the distance from the point at or near Waldron to the State line being about twenty miles, and from the said point on the State line to the said Wister Station being about fifteen miles, the aggregate distance being about thirty five miles; also a branch line to commence at a point on the main line in the western part of Montgomery County, State of Arkansas, thence westwardly through the Counties of Montgomery and Polk, in the State line between the State lines of Arkansas and the Indian Territory, being a distance of about thirty miles; the said main line and the branch lines aforesaid aggregating a total distance of about three hundred and fifty (350) miles, being as near as can be computed; the main line being about 190 miles in length, and the branches thereof being about 160 miles."

Built from Benton, Arkansas, to the Saline River (3 miles) by ~1894.

Foreclosed and sold to Thomas H West, Trustee on [1/4/1899]

 

12/22/1893Preemption Eastern Railroad Company (Illinois)
Incorporated to construct and operate a railroad "from a point in the line of the Rock Island and Mercer County Railroad, near the village of Preemption, in Mercer County, in the State of Illinois, to a point in or near Section Four (4), in Township Fifteen (15), North of Range One (1), West of the Fourth Principal Meridian, in Said Mercer County, with such branches, side tracks, and appurtenances as shall from time to time be necessary or convenient."

Built from Preemption to Sherrard, Illinois, (5 miles) by ~1894.

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

Rock Island and Peoria Railway Company (RI&P #2) [10/9/1877] sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 6/11/1903. PE becomes property of CRI&P #3.

 

4/24/1894Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pacific Railroad Company (?)
Reorganized from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pacific Railway Company [8/14/1883].

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

Operated by Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railroad Company.

Morton, MN to Watertown, ND (123 miles) branch sold to Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railroad Company on ~1899.

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) sold Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pacific Railroad Company to Chicago and Great Western Railway Company on ~1899.

 

8/24/1894Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) (Minnesota)
Incorporated by act of Congress, provided "that the purchasers of the rights of way, railroads, mines, coal lease-holds, estates, and other property, and the franchises of the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company at any sale made under or by virtue of any process or decree of any court having jurisdiction thereof, shall be, and are hereby, constituted a corporation and shall be vested with all the right, title, interest, property, property, possession, claim and demand in law and equity, of, in, and to such rights of way, railroads, mines, coal leasehold estates, and property of the said Choctaw Coal and Railway Company, and with all the rights, powers, immunities, privileges, and franchises which have been heretofore granted to or conferred upon said Company by any Act or Acts of Congress, or which it possesses by virtue of its charter under the laws of Minnesota."

Purchased Choctaw Coal and Railway Company [11/30/1887] from George H. Earle, Jr., Sydney F. Tyler, Francis I. Gowen, George B. Kirkbride, and Nicholas Thouron, Trustees [9/8/1894] on 10/3/1894.

Built from Oklahoma City to Mc Alester, Oklahoma, (120 miles) via Dickson, Choctaw, Harrah, McLoud, Sunnyside, Dale, Shawnee, Earlsboro, Tracy, Seminole, Lima, Wewoka, Holdenville, Bilby, Agua, Calvin, Hill Top, Stuart, Whites, Barnett (Haywood), and Dods by 10/1/1895.

Built from El Reno to Weatherford, Oklahoma, (50 miles) via Fort Reno, Calumet, Geary, Bridgeport, McCool, and Hydro by ~1898.

Purchased Choctaw and Memphis Railroad Company [9/15/1898] on 6/30/1900 for $1,621,500.

Leased White and Black River Valley Railroad Company [1/10/1890] for 80 years on 7/1/1900.

Leased trackage rights between Benton and Biddle (Hot Springs Junction), Arkansas, from Little Rock and Hot Springs Western Railroad Company [7/1/1899] on ~1900.

Purchased the Tecumseh Railway Company [8/20/1896] on 10/12/1900 for $12,000.

Built from Shawnee to Tecumseh, Oklahoma, (8 miles) via Spudland by ?/??

Built from Weatherford to Elk City, Oklahoma, (46 miles) via Indianapolis, Clinton, Parkersburg, Foss, and Canute by ~1901.

Purchased White River, Lonoke and Western Railroad Company [2/2/1898] on 9/14/1901.

Purchased Western Oklahoma Railroad Company [12/11/1900] on 5/1/1902.

Purchased Choctaw Northern Railroad Company [3/22/1901] on 5/3/1902 for $1,027,500.

Through stock purchase, controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 5/6/1902.

Purchased Hot Springs Railroad Company [~1889] on 5/10/1902.

Relocated line between Haileyville and Wilburton, Oklahoma, (17 miles) by ~1904.

Leased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] for 999 years on 3/24/1904.

Through stock 100% purchase controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on <1912.

Abandoned line between Lehigh and North Coalgate, Oklahoma (6 miles) on ~1923.

Abandoned line between Watonga and Homestead, Oklahoma, (23 miles - Choctaw Northern alignment) on ~11/1926.

Relocated line in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, (5 miles) by ~1930.

Abandoned line between Anthony, Kansas and Ingersoll, Oklahoma, (33 miles) on ~4/1937.

Abandoned line between Frisco Junction and Pittsburgh, Oklahoma (84 miles) on ~1/1940.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

9/8/1894George H. Earle, Jr., Sydney F. Tyler, Francis I. Gowen, George B. Kirkbride, and Nicholas Thouron, Trustees
Purchased the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company [12/23/1887] on 9/8/1984.

Sold the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company [12/23/1887] to the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company [8/24/1894] on 10/3/1894 for $3,500,000.

 

~12/1895Waterloo and Cedar Falls Rapid Transit Company (Iowa)
Purchased The Waterloo Street Railway on ~1896.

Purchased Cedar Falls and Normal Railway on ?/??

Leased trackage rights between Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa, from Chicago Great Western on ?/??

Built from Waterloo to Waverly, Iowa, (24 miles) via Janesville by ?/??

Name changed to Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway Company on [4/1/1904].

 

8/20/1896Tecumseh Railway Company (Indian Territory, Oklahoma)
Incorporated. "The railway that this Corporation intends to construct, maintain and operate, shall begin at the town of Tecumseh in Pottawatomie County in the Territory of Oklahoma and extend in a northeasterly course to a point connecting with the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Company on or near Section 28, Township 10 North, Range 4 east P.M. in said County and Territory. That the length of said proposed railway is six miles, and the route of same is to be from said town of Tecumseh, O.T. in a northeasterly course to a connection with the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Company, the entire of same (said proposed railway) to be within said County of Pottawatomie, O.T." Built from Tecumseh to Asher, Oklahoma, (19 miles) via Ruggles, Chrisney, Romulus, Pearson, and Morgan by ~?/??

Sold to Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894] on 10/12/1900 for $12,000.

 

6/29/1897Alexandria, Junction City and Shreveport Railroad Company (Louisiana)
Incorporated for the purpose of locating, constructing, managing and owning a standard gauge railroad with one or more tracks and suitable turnouts and switches, upon such a course or route as the Chief Engineer of the Company, with the approval of the Board of Directors, may deem most desirable and expedient, from the town of Junction City in Louisiana, in a southerly direction to a point at or near Alexandria, Louisiana, there to connect with any railroad or railroads, as the Board of Directors may select and determine, also from Junction City, Louisiana, in a westerly direction to a point at or near Shreveport, Louisiana, there to connect with any railroad or railroads, as may be determined and selected by its Board of Directors. Also to construct, locate, own, manage, and maintain telegraph and telephone lines. And whereas said company has heretofore commenced the construction of its said line or lines of railroad on and over that part of its chartered line or route from Junction City, Louisiana, to or near Alexandria, Louisiana, with the purpose of the early completion of said railroad as far as Winnfield in Winn Parish, Louisiana, upon said route, commencing at a point in the town of Junction City, Louisiana, on the boundary line between Alexandria and the State of Louisiana, where the railroad of the party of the first part hereto terminates and intersects said State line, and extending and to extend in southerly direction from said point through the Parish of Union into Lincoln Parish to or near the town of Ruston, and thence on through Lincoln, Jackson and into Winn Parish to or near the town of Winnfield in the State of Louisiana on its said route a distance of about ninety miles, which when completed will make and constitute, with the said railroad of the party of the first part hereto, one connected and continuous line of railroad, continuing and running in the same general direction from said town of El Dorado, in Union County, Arkansas, to said town of Winnfield, in the State of Louisiana, a distance of about one hundred and seven miles; with the balance of its chartered line or lines, to be hereafter completed, which said railroad (now in course of construction) with its appurtenances including valuable subsidies and donations, are owned by said The Alexandria, Junction City and Shreveport Railroad Company."

Built from Junction City to Winnfield, Louisiana, (82 miles) via Randolph, Lillie, Bennett, Bernice, Middlefork, Mathews, Dubach, Alma, Vienna, Chautauqua, Ruston, Elmore (Clay), Ansley, Quitman, Hodge, Jonesboro, Wyatt, Hunt, Dodson, and Tannehill by ~?/??

Consolidated into Arkansas Southern Railroad Company (ASR #2) [3/10/1899] on 3/10/1899, filed on 4/4/1899.

 

8/26/1897Des Arc and Northern Railway Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated "for the purpose of building, maintaining owning and operating a railroad and telegraph line from the town of Des Arc, in the County of Prairie, State of Arkansas, running in a northwesterly direction, to or near the town of Searcy, in the County of White, thence to a point on the Red River near Bee Rock, in the County of White, State of Arkansas."

Built from Des Arc to Searcy, Arkansas, (24 miles) via Hunterton, Stineville, Williard, Sterling (Jasmine), Belcher, Hicksville, Griffithville, Conant, Hedrick, and Higginson.

Consolidated into Searcy and Des Arc Railroad Company on [6/29/1899].

 

8/26/1897Peoria Traction Company (?)
Renamed to Peoria and Pekin Terminal Railway Company on [~5/1899].
 

9/18/1897Calumet Western Railway Company (Illinois)
Incorporated.

City of Chicago granted charter for construction on 7/6/1899.

Jointly owned by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] (25%), Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Company (50%) and Pennsylvania Company (25%).

Built from Calumet Junction to 106th Street in Chicago, Illinois, (3 miles) opened by 8/1/1900.

Operated independently by Pennsylvania Company.

 

2/2/1898White River, Lonoke and Western Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated. "The object and purpose of said association shall be and is to construct, own and maintain in the usual manner and for the usual and customary purposes a railroad about 50 miles in length, beginning at a point known as Wooley No. 2, north of the town of Jacksonville in the County of Pulaski and State of Arkansas, and running thence to the town of Lonoke, State of Arkansas, thence on in a general eastern direction through the Counties of Lonoke and Arkansas to some point on or near White River, Arkansas."

Sold to Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894] on 9/14/1901.

 

4/26/1898Cedar Rapids, Garner and Northwestern Railway Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "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 a connection with the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls and Northwestern Railway near the Village of Hayfield, Hancock County, Iowa by way of Crystal Lake to some point in the State of Iowa yet to be determined."

Built from Titonka to Hayfield, Iowa, (18 miles) via Woden and Crystal Lake by ~1898.

Sold to Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company [6/19/1876] on 7/11/1900.

 

6/30/1898Atchison and Eastern Bridge Company (?)
Purchased Chicago and Atchison Bridge Company [~?/??] on 6/30/1898.
 

9/15/1898Choctaw and Memphis Railroad Company (?)
Incorporated to acquire the property of the Little Rock and Memphis Railroad Company, and also to construct a railroad between the Cityo of Little Rock and the Arkansas-Indian Territory State line. "Said railroad shall be constructed from a point on the western boundary of the State of Arkansas, near the southwest corner of Township Four (4) North, Range Thirty two (32) West, through the Counties of Sebastian, Scott, Logan, Yell, Perry, Pulaski, Lonoke, Prairie, Monroe, St. Francis, and Crittenden, to a point in said County, on the eastern boundary of the State of Arkansas, Opposite the City of Memphis. The length thereof will be two hundred and seventy two (272) miles, as near as can be determined."

Purchased Little Rock and Memphis Railroad Company [9/1/1887] from Fredric P. Alcott, Trustee [10/25/1898] on 10/25/1898.

Leased? Little Rock Bridge Company [~6/29/1899] on ?/??.

Built from Little Rock, Arkansas to Wister, Oklahoma, (169 miles) via Biddle, Hot Springs, Junction, Pulaski, Maumelle, Pinnacle, Natural Steps, Roland, Ledwidge, Fourche, Bigelow, Houston, Perry, Adona, Homewood, Casa, Birta, Ola, Mickles, Danville, Belleville, Havana, Waveland, Blue Mountain, Magazine, Booneville, Barber, Echo, Abbott, Mansfield, and Hartford, Arkansas; Monroe, and Howe, Oklahoma by ~6/1900.

Sold to Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894] on 6/30/1900 for $1,621,500.

 

10/25/1898Fredric P. Alcott, Trustee
Purchased Little Rock and Memphis Railroad Company [9/1/1887] on 10/25/1898.

Sold Little Rock and Memphis Railroad Company [9/1/1887] to Choctaw and Memphis Railroad Company [9/15/1898] on 10/25/1898.

 

1/4/1899Thomas H. West, Trustee
Purchased Little Rock, Hot Springs and Texas Railway Company [12/11/1893] on 1/4/1899.

Sold Little Rock, Hot Springs and Texas Railway Company [12/11/1893] to Little Rock and Hot Springs Western Railway Company [7/19/1899] on 7/19/1999.

 

3/7/1899Warren and Ouachita Valley Railroad (Arkansas)
Chartered.

Built from Warren to Banks, Arkansas, (16 miles) via McKinney by ?/??

[View Logo circa 1946]

Assigned to Rock Island - Frisco merger plan by the ICC in 1929. Reorganization plan eventually dropped by ICC as unworkable.

Through stock purchase, controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on >~1940 <~1962. Operated as a wholly owned, independent railroad.

Abandoned entire line on ~1979.

 

3/10/1899Arkansas Southern Railroad Company (ASR #2) (Louisiana and Arkansas)
Incorporated. "With all necessary equipage, rolling stock and appurtenances, commencing at the town of El Dorado in the County of Union, State of Arkansas, and extending southerly to and within the town of Junction City, Arkansas, in the said County of Union to the State boundary line between the States of Arkansas and Louisiana, a distance of about seventeen miles, at which point upon said State line it connects with the railroad of the Alexandria, Junction City and Shreveport Railroad Company, of the State of Louisiana, running in the same general direction."

Consolidated the Alexandria, Junction City and Shreveport Railroad Company [6/29/1897] and the Arkansas Southern Railroad Company (ASR #1) [8/29/1892] to form the Arkansas Southern Railroad Company (ASR #2). Consolidated into the Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad Company [10/31/1905] on 10/31/1905.

 

~5/1899Peoria and Pekin Terminal Railway Company (?)
Renamed from Peoria Traction Company [8/26/1897].

Jointly owned by Chicago and Alton; and Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company [6/2-3/1880].

Built Union freight and passenger depots in Pekin, Illinois.

Built 1000 foot Illinois River Drawbridge.

Built 16 miles of terminal trackage in Pekin, Illinois, area.

Sold under foreclosure to Peoria Railway Terminal Company [11/17/1906] on 2/9/1907.

Sold to Peoria Terminal Company (PTC #2) [1/18/1926] on 1/1/1931.

 

6/29/1899Searcy and Des Arc Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated to consolidate the Searcy and West Point Railroad Company [7/3/1882] and the Des Arc and Northern Railway Company [8/26/1897] "to consolidate the said two lines of railroad so as to form a continuous line of railroad from Searcy, in White County, to Des Arc, in Prairie County, in the State of Arkansas - 25 miles."

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 3/24/1904.

 

6/29/1899Little Rock Bridge Company...(?)
Built bridge over Arkansas River at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Leased? to Choctaw and Memphis Railroad Company [9/15/1898] on ?/??

 

7/14/1899Gowrie and Northwestern Railway Company (Iowa?)
Incorporated "to construct, maintain and operate a line of railway from Gowrie in Webster County, Iowa, in a northwesterly direction to a point on the northern or western boundary of the State with such branches and extensions as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine."

Built from Gowrie to Sibley, Iowa, (109 miles) via Slifer, Somers, Manson, Blanden, Palmer, Pocahontas, Ware, Laurens, Leverett, Maclay, Greenville Junction, Rossie, Royal, Moneta, Hartley, Plessis, Melvin, and Cloverdale by <12/1900.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 12/31/1900.

 

7/19/1899Little Rock and Hot Springs Western Railway Company (Arkansas)
Purchased Little Rock, Hot Springs and Texas Railway Company [12/11/1893] from Thomas H. West, Trustee [1/4/1899] on 7/19/1899.

Leased trackage rights between Hot Springs Junction and Benton, Arkansas, to Choctaw, Oklahoma, and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894] on ~1900.

Built from Biddle Yard (Little Rock) to Benton, Arkansas, (25 miles) via Hot Springs Junction, Twen Cen, Ward, Berger, Britton, Chicot (Shannon Hills), Germania (Vimy Ridge), Brooks, Goodman, Lignite, and Bauxite by ?/??

Sold to Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad Company [10/31/1905] on 10/9/1911.

 

7/20/1899Enid and Tonkawa Railway Company (Terr. of Oklahoma)
Incorporated "to construct operate, maintain a line of standard gauge railraoad and in connection therewith a line or lines of telegraph and a line or lines of telephone, beginning at a point at or near the City of North Enid, in the County of Garfield and Territory of Oklahoma and running thence through the Counties of Garfield and Kay to the town of Tonkawa, in the County of Kay, in the Territory of Oklahoma. The estimated length of said line of railroad is forty (40) miles."

Built from North Enid to Billings, Oklahoma, (26 miles) via Breckinridge and Garber by 8/23/1899.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 12/22/1899 for $190,000.

Built from Billings to Ponca City, Oklahoma, (28 miles) via Alcorn and Tonkawa by 5/26/1926.

 

11/27/1899Des Moines, Iowa Falls and Northern Railway Company (Iowa)
Incorporated "to survey, locate, construct, maintain, operate and own a railroad from a point at or near Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, thence in a northerly direction through Iowa Falls, Iowa to the Northern boundary of the State of Iowa."

Built from Des Moines to Iowa Falls, Iowa, (74 miles) via East Des Moines, Swanwood, Yoder, Enterprise, Elkhart, White Oak, Cambridge, Shipley, Nevada, Fernald, McCallsburg, Garden City, Radcliffe Crossing, Sherman, Buckeye, and Racine by ~1901.

[View Logo circa 1908]

Sold to Saint Paul and Des Moines Railroad Company [6/28/1905] on 7/16/1908 for $2,300,000.

 

12/29/1899Guthrie and Kingfisher Railway Company (Oklahoma)
Incorporated "to construct, operate and maintain a line of standard gauge railroad and in connection therewith a line or lines of telegraph and a line or lines of telephone, beginning at a point at or near the City of Kingfisher in the County of Kingfisher, in the Territory of Oklahoma, and running thence in an easterly direction through said County of Kingfisher to a point on the east line thereof, in the town of Downs in said County. The estimated length of said line of railroad is sixteen and four tenths (16.4) miles."

Built from Kingfisher to Cashion, Oklahoma, (13 miles) via Reeding by ~1900.

Purchased trackage rights from Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe between Cashion and Guthrie, Oklahoma via Navina on ~1900.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 10/8/1900.

 

5/19/1900Watonga and Northwestern Railroad Company (Terr. of Oklahoma)
Incorporated. "Said railroad shall start from at or near the town of Geary, in Blaine County, Oklahoma Territory, and extend in a northerly or northwesterly direction through Canadian, Kingfisher, Blaine, and Woods Counties to either a connection with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Woodward or Woods Counties, Oklahoma Territory, or to the north line of Oklahoma Territory, in the direction of Kiowa in the State of Kansas, and to Kiowa in said State with the right to build a branch line from said main line from some point in Blaine County, in a northwesterly direction to the south line of the State of Kansas, between the one hundredth and the one hundred and second meridians, or to the south line of the State of Colorado between the one hundred and second and the one hundred and third meridians, or to the east line of the Territory of New Mexico between the thirty-sixth and thirty-seventh parallels, such branch line to extend through Blaine, Dewey, Woods, Woodward, and Beaver Counties in Oklahoma Territory. The estimated length of the said main line of railroad is one hundred miles. The estimated length of the said branch line is one hundred and fifty miles."

Built from Geary to Darrow, Oklahoma, (36 miles) via Greenfield, Greenfield Junction, Watonga, Roman Nose, Bickford, and Ferguson, by ?/??

Name changed to Choctaw Northern Railroad Company on [3/22/1901].

 

12/11/1900Western Oklahoma Railroad Company (Oklahoma Territory)
Incorporated. "The main line of railroad of the said Company, which it proposes to construct, is from Weatherford, in the County of Custer and Territory of Oklahoma, through the Counties of Custer, Washita, Roger Mills, and Greer, to the western boundary line of the Territory of Oklahoma, in the County of Greer, between the Salt Fork and the North Fork of the Red River, in the direction of Amarillo and El Paso, in the State of Texas, or Albuquerque, in the Territory of New Mexico, the estimated length of such main line being ninety miles. Also a branch line, or railroad as follows: Commencing at a junction with the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company's line of railroad, at or near the town of Hartshorne in Indian Territory; thence in a southwesterly direction traversing the Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation, in Indian Territory, and entering the Territory of Oklahoma at a point between the town of Addington, in the said Chickasaw Nation, and the Red River; thence in a westwardly and northwestwardly direction, through the Kiowa and Comanche Indian Reservations, and the County of Greer, in said Territory of Oklahoma, to a junction with the main line of railroad hereinbefore described, in Greer County, Oklahoma Territory, at some point on said route between the said North Fork of the Red River and the western line of the Territory of Oklahoma, on the route hereinbefore described for said main line, the estimated length of said branch line being three hundred twenty miles, and the total estimated cost of the said main and branch lines being five million dollars."

Built from Elk City to Texola, Oklahoma, (40 miles) via Sayre, Hext, and Erick by 5/1/1902.

Built from Ardmore Junction (Haileyville) to Ardmore, Oklahoma, (116 miles) via Craig, Bond, Blanco, Pittsburg, Reynolds (Kiowa), Wardville, Unchucka, Cairo, Cottonwood, North Colgate, Olney, Flad Lake, Hardwood, Wapanucka, Rea (Filmore), Milburn, Tishomingo, Randolph (Ravla), Russett, Mannsville, Frisco Junction, Durwood, and Provence by ?/??

Built from North Coalgate to Lehigh, Oklahoma, (3 miles) via Phillips by ?/??

Sold to Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894] on 5/1/1902 for $3,000,000.

 

12/17/1900Chicago, Rock Island and Mexico Railway Company (Texas)
Incorporated "to construct a railway from a point on the north line of the County of Sherman, in the State of Texas, and about nine (9) miles west of the northeast corner of said County, running thence in a southwesterly direction, a distance of about one hundred and ten (110) miles through the Counties of Sherman, Dallam, and Hartley, in the State of Texas, to a point on the west line of said County of Hartley near the southwest corner thereof."

Built from Texhoma, Texas, to Bravo (Nara Visa), New Mexico, (92 miles) via Stevens, Stratford, Brickel, Conlen, Chamberlin (Chamber), Hitt, Dalhart, Wagner, Rehm, Middlewater (Middle Water), and Romero by 2/1/1902.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway Company [5/13/1902] on 9/24/1903 for $1,000,000.

 

12/18/1900Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway Company (New Mexico)
Incorporated "to construct, maintain and operate a line or lines of railroad and telegraph from a point of connection with the railroad of the Chicago, Rock Island and Mexico Railway Company on the boundary line between the State of Texas, and the Territory of New Mexico, in the County of Union, through the Counties of Union, San Miguel and Guadalupe to a point of connection with the railroad of the El Paso and Rock Island Railway Company in Guadalupe County, New Mexico at or near the Pecos River, in the vicinity of Santa Rosa, in said County, with such branches as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine to construct. The estimated length of the road is one hundred and fifteen (115) miles."

Purchased Chicago, Rock Island and Choctaw Railway Company [1/26/1903] on 7/31/1903.

Sold Chicago, Rock Island and Choctaw Railway Company to the Tucumcari and Memphis Railway Company [1/9/1909] on 2/29/1909.

Purchased Tucumcari and Memphis Railway Company [1/9/1909] on 5/9/1910.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 12/31/1910.

 

3/8/1901Enid and Anadarko Railway Company (Territory of Oklahoma)
Incorporated "to construct, operate and maintain a line of standard gauge railroad and in connection therewith a line or lines of telegraph and a line or lines of telephone, beginning at a point at or near the City of Enid, in the County of Garfield in the Territory of Oklahoma, and running thence in a westerly and then in a southerly direction through said County of Garfield, and the Counties of Woods and Blaine and through the Indian Reservations known as the Wichita Reservation and the Kiowa, Comanche and apache reservation to the town of Anadarko. The estimated length of said line of railroad is one hundred and ten (110) miles."

Built from Enid to Greenfield, Oklahoma, (65 miles) via Lahoma, Meno, Ringwood, Warren, Isabella, Okeene, Hitchcock, Watonga, and Greenfield Junction by ~1901.

Built from Greenfield Junction to Bridgeport, Oklahoma Territory, (16 miles) via Geary by ~1902.

Built from Bridgeport to Anadarko, Oklahoma, (37 miles) via Hinton, Lookeba, Binger, and Gracemont, Anadarko by ~1903

Built from Waurika to Lawton, Oklahoma, (41 miles) via Hastings, Temple, Walters, and Geronimo by ~1902.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 10/21/1903 for $3,632,000.

 

3/22/1901Choctaw Northern Railroad Company (?)
Charter changed to: "Said railroad shall start from an intersection with the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company's constructed line of railroad at or near the town of Geary, Oklahoma Territory; thence in a northerly or northwesterly direction through a part of Canadian County and through Blaine and Woods Counties, to the town of Alva on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Woods County, and thence to the north boundary line of the Territory of Oklahoma; together with a branch line from some point on said main line in Woods County, in a northerly or northeasterly direction to the north boundary line of the Territory of Oklahoma, in the direction of Kiowa, Anthony or Caldwell, in the State of Kansas; together with the right to build a branch line from some point on said mainline in Blaine County, Oklahoma Territory, through Blaine and Woodward, Woods and Dewey Counties, in the direction of Woodward, Oklahoma Territory. The estimated length of said main line of railroad is one hundred and twenty miles. The estimated length of said branch line first named is sixty miles. The estimated length of said branch line last named is fifty miles."

Renamed from Watonga and Northwestern Railroad Company [5/19/1900] on 3/22/1901.

Built from Darrow, Oklahoma, to Anthony, Kansas, (85 miles) via Homestead, Rusk, Clio Springs, Aline, Augusta, Lambert, Daley, Ingersoll, Driftwood, Amorita, Oklahoma; Waldron, Milno, and McCrea, Kansas, by ?/??

Built from Ingersoll to Alva, Oklahoma, (15 miles) via Ashley by ?/??

Sold to Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #1) [8/24/1894] on 5/3/1902 for $1,027,500.

 

6/22/1901Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad Company (Texas)
Incorporated "for the purpose of constructing, owning, maintaining and operating a railway pursuant to the laws of the State of Texas. It is intended to construct said railroad said road from a point on the boundary line between the Territory of Oklahoma and the State of Texas, in Section 60 block 13, Wheeler County, Texas, running thence in a westerly direction through the counties of Wheeler, Clay, Donley, Carson, and Potter to the City of Amarillo in Potter County, a distance of about 112 miles."

Built from Texola, Oklahoma, to Yarnall, Texas, (95 miles) via Benonine, Fuller, Osborne, Norrick, Shamrock, Lela, Ramsdell, McLean, Alanreed, Rockledge, Jericho, Boydston, Groom, Lark, and Conway by 7/6/1902. Articles of Incorporation amended on 11/24/1902 authorizing company to "locate, construct, own and operate a continuation, in its general course, of its main line of railroad, commencing at the terminus of its mainline in the City of Amarillo in the County of Potter in the State of Texas, and running thence in a westerly direction through the Counties of Potter and Oldham in the State of Texas, near the southwest corner of Oldham County; thence in a westerly of southwesterly direction across the northwest corner of Deaf Smith County in the State of Texas to the State Line between Texas and New Mexico, a distance of about seventy two (72) miles."

Built from Yarnall to Amarillo, Texas, (16 miles) via Royal (Pullman) by ~1903.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway Company [5/13/1902] on 9/25/1903.

Built from Amarillo to Wildorado, Texas, (20 miles) via Soncy, and Bushland by ~1908.

Built from Wildorado to Ontario, Texas, (20 miles) via Everett, and Vega by ~1909.

Built from Ontario to Glenrio, Texas, (30 miles) via Landergin, Adrian, Gruhlkey, and Boise by ~1910.

 

1/23/1902Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #2) (Terr. of OK)
Incorporated "for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating a line of standard gauge railroad together with lines of telegraph and telephone and all other accessories or appurtenances now known to the art of building, constructing or operating railroads or which may hereafter be discovered or developed. Said line shall extend from and through the corporate limits of the City of Guthrie in Logan County, Oklahoma Territory in an easterly or southeasterly direction through the Counties of Logan and Lincoln to a connection with a line of railroad of the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company in the Creek Nation, Indian Territory, an estimated length of sixty five miles, with the right to build a branch line from some point on said line of railroad in Lincoln County through said Lincoln County and Pottawatomie County to a connection with the present line of the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company in said Pottawatomie County at or near the City of Shawnee, Oklahoma Territory, an estimated length of thirty (30) miles."

Name changed to Choctaw, Oklahoma and Western Railroad Company on [5/5/1902].

 

5/5/1902Choctaw, Oklahoma and Western Railroad Company (?)
Patent amended authorizing the "constructing, maintaining and operating of a line of standard gauge railroad for the transportation of freight and passengers, together with lines of telegraph and telephone, and any and all other accessories or appurtenances now known to the art of building, constructing, or operating railroads, usually incident or convenient thereto, or which may hereafter be discovered or developed in connection therewith; and for the purpose of maintaining and operating such railroad, telegraph and telephone lines, together with side tracks, wyes, buildings and structures of any kind or character whatsoever convenient for the maintenance and operation thereof; and for the purpose generally of exercising any and all powers, rights, franchises, or privileges conferred upon such corporations by the laws of the Territory of Oklahoma and together with all the powers, rights, privileges and franchises conferred by, or to be exercised under the authority of any laws of the United States in the construction, maintenance or operation of such line of railroad and through any district, county, reservation, Indian Reservation, Indian Allotment or lands wholly or partially under the control or jurisdiction of the United States or the Territory of Oklahoma, and through the lands of any Indian Tribe or Nation or Allotted lands in Indian Territory or any lands held by Indian occupants, according to the laws, usages and customs of any Indian Tribe or Nation in Indian Territory, or in and through any municipality in Oklahoma Territory or in Indian Territory, together with the right, power and authority to lease or sell all or any part of its line or lines of railway to any other railroad company, or to consolidate all or any part of its line or lines of railway with any other railroad company."

Name changed from Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company (CO&G #2) [1/23/1902] on 5/5/1902

Built from Guthrie to Chandler, Oklahoma, (38 miles) via Bestin, Frost, Iconium, Merrick, Dudley, Emsey, Lowe and North Yard by ~1903.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 3/24/1904.

 

5/13/1902Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway Company (Texas)
Incorporated "to locate, construct, own and operate a line of railway, beginning in the City of Texas, and running thence in a southeasterly direction to and through the following named Counties in the State of Texas, to wit; Tarrant, Dallas, Ellis, Navarro, Freestone, Leon, Madison, Grimes, Walker, Montgomery, Harris and Galveston, into or near the City of Galveston, being about two hundred and ninety five miles in length."

Purchased Chicago, Rock Island and Texas Railway Company [7/15/1892] on 9/22/1903.

Purchased Chicago, Rock Island and Mexico Railway Company [12/17/1900] on 9/24/1903 for $1,000,000.

Purchased Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad Company [6/22/1901] on 9/25/1903.

Purchased Choctaw and Chickasha Railroad(?) Company [~?/??] on ?/??

Built from Irving to Carrollton, Texas, (11 miles) by ~1908.

Amarillo and Canadian River Railroad Company [~1928] formed to build from Amarillo to Liberal under the direction of Chicago Rock Island and Gulf Railway Company. Not actually owned by CRI&G.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

5/21/1902Saint Paul Terminal and Transfer Company (Minnesota)
Incorporated "to survey, locate, construct, acquire, equip, maintain and operate a railway, with one or more tracks or lines of road, from a point at or near the northern terminus of the South St. Paul Belt Railroad Company, in the City of South St. Paul, Dakota County, Minnesota, thence extending in a general Northerly and Northwesterly direction to such point or points, at or near the south bank of the Mississippi River in the City of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, as will make connection with the proposed freight depot and terminal facilities of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company of Iowa; and also to construct, acquire by purchase or condemnation, maintain and operate, spurs, spur tracks to factories or other business enterprises, roadways, rights-of-way, side tracks, turnouts, lateral lines, branches and extensions."

Name changed to Minneapolis and Saint Paul Terminal Railway Company on [5/6/1903].

 

6/27/1902Saint Louis Rock Island Terminal Railway Company (Missouri)
Incorporated "for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating a standard gauge railroad, from a point on North Market Street, at or near First Street, in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, and through the said City of St. Louis and through the County of St. Louis, in said State of Missouri, to a point on the railway of the St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad Company, at or near Olivette, in said St. Louis County, being a distance of about twelve (12) miles."

Built from Olivette to Carrie Avenue Yard (Saint Louis), Missouri, (12 miles) via StLB&T Crossing, Fogarty Park, N&W Crossing, Hillsdale, and Penrose Park by ?/??.

Resolution authorizing a branch line to be constructed, maintained, and operated "commencing at a point at the terminus of its located line on North Market Street, at or near First Street in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri and running thence through said City of St. Louis in a southerly direction to a point on Arsenal Street east of Broadway in said city, a distance of about two and six tenths miles." Filed with Missouri Secretary of State on 5/2/1903.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 2/11/1907.

 

7/31/1902Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #4) (Iowa)
(CRI&P #4 also known as The Iowa Holding Company.)

Through stock purchase, controlled by Rock Island Company of New Jersey on [7/31/1902].

Owned no physical property. A holding company dealing in the stocks and bonds of the "Rock Island Lines".

Through stock purchase, controlled Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on ~8/1902.

Through stock purchase, controlled Saint Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company (Frisco Lines) by ~10/1903.

Through stock purchase, controlled Chicago and Alton Railroad Company on ~1906.

Relinquished control of Saint Louis and San Fransisco Railroad Company on ~12/1909.

Relinquished control of Chicago and Alton Railroad Company on ~?/??

Sold to 'Protective Group' on 12/22/1914 for 10 cents on the dollar.

Fell into receivership on 1/18/1915.

Emerged from receivership ~1917.

Large block of CRI&P #4 stock acquired by Saint Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company by ~1925.

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

7/31/1902The Rock Island Company of New Jersey (New Jersey)
Owned no physical property. A holding company dealing in the stocks and bonds of the "Rock Island Lines".

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

Through stock purchase, controlled Rock Island Improvement Company [~1903] on ~?/??.

Fell into receivership on ~?/??

Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (CRI&P #5) [12/16/1947] on 1/1/1948.

 

10/17/1902Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway Company (Texas)
Chartered for 99 years.

Built from Hillsboro to Hubbard, Texas, (25 miles) via Bynum and Malone by 10/15/1903.

Built from Hubbard to Mexia, Texas, (23 miles) via Munger, Cooledge, Datura, and Tehuacana by 10/20/1903.

Built from Hillsboro to Cleburne, Texas, via Mayfield, Osceola, Covington, and Parker by 1/26/1904.

Sold to Colorado and Southern Railroad on ~1905.

Through stock purchase, controlled Galveston Terminal Railway Company on [8/29/1905].

Purchased 25% interest in Houston Belt and Terminal Railway Company on 8/31/1905.

C&S sold half interest in T&BV to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 7/1/1906.

Built from Mexia to Houston, Texas, (165 miles) via Limestone, Teague, Freestone, Donie, Newby, Concord, Flynn, Normangee, George, North Zulch, Zulch, Cross, Iola, Grimes, Singleton, Shiro, Richards, Ulmer, Dacus, Dobbin, Jackson, Karen, Mostyn, Venture, Tomball, Louetta, North Houston, Rosslyn, and Belt Junction by 1/28/1907.

Purchased trackage rights from Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company between Cleburne and Fort Worth, Texas, via Joshua, Crowley, and Edgecliff on 1/28/1907.

Purchased trackage rights between Houston and Galveston, Texas, (over lines of Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad Company) from Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company via South Houston, Genoa, Olcott, Webster, League City, Shell, Dickinson, Hulen Park, Texas City Junction, and Virginia Point on 1/28/1907.

Built from Teague to Waxahachie, Texas, (67 miles) via Simsboro, Kirvin, Streetman, Cheneyboro, Navarro, Corsicana, Emhouse, Onion Creek, Bardwell, and Reagor Springs by 7/1/1907.

Purchased trackage rights between Waxahachie and Fort Worth, Texas, from Houston and Texas Central Railroad Company via Sardis, Midlothian, Britton, Mansfield, Bisbee, Kennedale, and Forest Hill by ~1907.

Purchased trackage rights between Waxahachie and Dallas, Texas, from Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company via Sterret, Red Oak, Lancaster, Elva, Glenn Heights, Sargent, on 7/1/1907.

Fell into receivership on 6/16/1914.

Relinquished trackage rights between Cleborne and Fort Worth, Texas, by ~?/??

Relinquished trackage rights between Waxahachie and Fort Worth, Texas, by ~?/??

Emerged from receivership, name changed to Burlington - Rock Island Railway Company on [4/30/1930].

 

11/28/1902Little Rock and Southern Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated. "The main line of railroad of this Company shall be constructed from a point on the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad, between the City of Bentonand the crossing of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway, near trackwood, in Saline County, Arkansas; thence in a southerly direction to the town of Princeton, in Dallas County, Arkansas; thence in a southerly direction to the town of Hampton in Calhoun County; thence in a southeasterly direction to a post office named Crossett, in Bradley County, Arkansas and thence in a southeasterly direction to the southern boundary line of the State of Arkansas, in Ashley County of said State in the direction of Vicksburg, Mississippi, said main line railroad passing through the Counties of Saline, Dallas, Calhoun, Bradley and Ashley, an estimated distance of one hundred and eight (108) miles. Together with a branch line of railroad, extending from a connection with the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad at Malvern, Hot Springs County, Arkansas, in a southeasterly direction to a connection with the main line of railroad covered by these articles, in Grant and Dallas Counties, said branch line extending through the Counties of Hot Springs, Grant and Dallas, an estimated distance of twenty (20) miles; together with a branch line of railroad extending from a connection with the main line of railroad covered by these Articles at Hampton, in Calhoun County, in a southerly direction to the south boundary line of the State of Arkansas, in Union County, said branch line extending through the Counties of Calhoun and Union, an estimated distance of fifty two (52) miles; thence in a southerly direction to Farmersville in Union County, Louisiana, passing through the Counties of Union, Lincoln, Ouchita, Jackson, Winn and Grant, to the City of Alexandria, in the State of Louisiana, an estimated distance of one hundred and twenty (120) miles. Together with a branch line of railroad extending from a connection with the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad at or near Benton in Saline County, Arkansas; thence in a northeasterly direction to a connection with the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad at or near Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas, said branch line being an estimated length of twenty three (23) miles, and passing through the Counties of Saline and Pulaski. The total length of said lines of railroad in the State of Arkansas, being an estimated distance of about two hundred and three (203) miles, all of which said lines of railroad are shown by the lines marked in red on a map filed with these articles. Said corporation shall have power to extend and construct its line of railroad in the State of Louisiana by complying with the laws of that State, and shall have power to acquire by purchase, lease, or otherwise, any railroad already constructed, which together with its line or lines, shall form a continuous line of railroad. Said corporation shall also have power to sell, lease, and consolidate its railroad with any other railroad which shall together with the line, or lines, of this corporation, form a continuous line of railroad."

Built from Haskell to El Dorado, Arkansas, (101 miles) via Nydia, Fenter, Poyen, Lenham, Arthur, Leola, Carthage, Bunn, Ivan, Fordyce, Ellisville, Levit, Tinsman, Harrel, Stark, and Calion by ?/??.

Built from Tinsman to Crossett, Arkansas, (44 miles) via Banks, Craney, Hermitage, Ingalls, Vick, Broad, Emery, and Whitlow by ?/??.

Articles amended on 7/4/1904. "Said railroad shall be constructed from, (a) A point in or about the Northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section Twenty (20) Township Eighteen (18) South, Range Eight (8) West, Ashley County, Arkansas extending northwesterly through Ashley and Bradley Counties to a point in or about the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter, Section Nine (9) Township Twelve (12) South, Range Thirteen (13) West, in Calhoun County, thence in a northwesterly direction through Calhoun, Dallas, Grant and Saline Counties to a point at or near the present intersection of the main line of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad, with the Hot Springs Branch of the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company, thence in a northeasterly direction through Saline and Pulaski Counties to a point in or about the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section Fifteen (15) Township One (1) North, Range Twelve (12) West, Pulaski County, Arkansas. Also Branch to El Dorado and from Malvern. The length of said lines will be two hundred and three miles, as near as can be estimated."

Consolidated into Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad Company on [10/31/1905].

 

11/28/1902Hazen and Northern Railroad Company (Arkansas)
Incorporated "to construct and operate a standard gauge railroad and Telegraph and Telephone lines, from a connection with the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad, at or near Hazen, in Prairie County, Arkansas, running thence in a northerly or northeasterly direction to a connection with the Searcy and Des Arc Railroad at Des Arc in Prairie County, an Estimated distance of eighteen (18) miles. Said Railroad shall also be constructed from a connection with the Searcy and Des Arc Railroad at Searcy, in White County, Arkansas, running in a northerly or northwesterly direction to a point at or near the town of Heber in Cleburne County, Arkansas, an estimated distance of thirty five (35) miles. Said Corporation shall have power to acquire by purchase any railroad already constructed, which together with its line, shall form a continuous line of railroad. Said corporation shall also have power to sell, lease and consolidate its railroad or any part of the same, with any other railroad which, shall, together with the line of this corporation form a continuous line of railroad."

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 3/24/1904.

 

12/23/1902Kansas City Rock Island Railway Company (?)
Incorporated. "The road of said company is to be constructed, maintained and operated from a point (Leeds) in, at, or near the City of Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, to a point in, at, or near the town of Strasburg, Cass County, Missouri. The length of said road is about forty miles, and the counties, in the State of Missouri, through or into which it is intended to be made, are the Counties of Jackson and Cass."

Purchased trackage rights between Kansas City Union Station and Sheffield Junction ("Y") (5.61 miles) from Kansas City Belt Railway on ?/??

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

Built from Leeds Junction to Hadsell, Missouri, (35 miles) via Wingate, Pleasant Hill, Greenwood, South Lee, Vale, and Raytown by 7/1/1904.

Purchased Saint Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad Company [12/20/1884] on 1/1/1905.

Sold to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (CRI&P #3) [6/2-3/1880] on 1/1/1905.

 

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