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Mar 1997 21:41:07
From: Rick Steele
Subject: C & S Narrow Gauge History

(mirrored without permission from Railway Engineeering.com)

It has been asked by more than one person what relation the Colorado Central is to the Denver, South Park and Pacific. I can see that an explaination is in the offing. Believe it or not, the Colorado and Southern was made up of 31 predicessors (including name changes) and affiliates. Some were Standard Gauge, some were 3' gauge and some were both.

The earliest predicessor to the C&S narrow gauge was a Railroad called the Colorado and Clear Creek Railroad company. This was incorporated by and act of Colorado Territory on February 9, 1865, the name was changed twice, finally ending up as the Colorado Central Rail Road Company. This company built Standard Gauge lines from Golden To Denver and From Golden to Cheyenne, Wyoming (through another subsidiary). This line also built 3' gauge lines from Golden to Central City and from Forks Creek to Georgetown. The only affiliation that the CC had with the South Park was that they both were later controlled by the Union Pacific Rail Road.

The line from Georgetown to Bakerville, Colorado (via the Loop) was built by a UP subsidiary, The Georgetown, Breckenridge and Leadville Railway Company, which was incorporated in Colorado on February 23, 1881 and owned no equipment but was operated as a part of the Colorado Central Rail Road. There were plans to extend the GB&L over Loveland Pass, via the unbuilt "Summit Tunnel" to connect with the DSP&P at Keystone, Colorado.

The Colorado Central and GB&L, along with 10 other Railroad companies were merged into a company called The Union Pacific Denver and Gulf Railway on March 18, 1890. The UPD&D was operated by the UP Railway until the UP fell into receivership on October 13, 1893. The UPD&G was run by the UP's receivers until an independent receiver was appointed on December 18, 1893.

This independent receiver was Frank Trumbull who reorganized both the UPD&G and The DL&G (see below) into the Colorado and Southern Railway on December 29, 1898.

The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad was incorporated in Colorado Territory on June 16, 1873. This company constructed the lines from Denver to Leadville and Gunnison and also became controlled by the UP.

The DSP&P was sold at foreclosure to The Denver, Leadville & Gunnison Railway which was incorporated in Colorado on July 17, 1889, on July 17, 1889. The DL&G became part of the UP receivership on October 13, 1893 and had an independent receiver appointed to it (also Frank Trumbull) on December 31, 1898. The Denver, Leadville & Gunnison was acquired by The Colorado and Southern Railway on December 28, 1898.

The Colorado and Southern Railway was an independent Company for about 10 years until control of the C&S was acquired by the CB&Q in 1908. From that time on, the C&S had to march to Chicago's tune and the 3' gauge main line began disappearing, the first segment in 1910 with the closure of the Alpine Tunnel and the last segment on August 25, 1943 with the conversion to Standard Gauge of the Leadville to Climax branch.

Rick Steele

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(ed. note: Rick Steele based this C&S history on the 1917 ICC Valuations done for every railroad in the US. His work to compile the information began in 1981.)

The Colorado and Southern Railway Company

THE COLORADO AND SOUTHERN RAILWAY.......................................

Inc. in CO, December 19, 1898

Trackage, June 30, 1917:

600.246 mi. Std. Ga. First main track
2.545 mi. Std. Ga. Second main track
258.851 mi. Std. Ga. Yard track and sidings
322.722 mi. 3'ga. First main track
53.694 mi. 3'ga. Yard track and sidings

Tracks equipped with third Rail:

35.873 mi. First main track
0.906 mi. Second main track
50.911 mi. Yard track and sidings
1.813 mi. Main track belonging to AT&SF Ry

Equipment

Steam locomotives 147 std. ga.
Steam locomotives 30 3'ga.
Freight cars 5,899 std. ga.
Freight cars 1,079 3'ga.
Passenger cars 85 std. ga.
Passenger cars 77 3'ga.
Work equipment 173 std. ga.
Work equipment 57 3'ga.

Equipment leased to

Freight cars 2 std. ga. to Denver and Interurban Railway
Freight cars 15 3'ga. to Chicago, Burlington and Quincy RR

The Colorado and Southern Railway controls the following companies:

Company: Percent of control:

Colorado Railroad 99.9%
The Denver and Interurban Railroad 99.3
The Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway 99.9
Fort Worth and Denver City 99.8
Wichita Valley Railway 99.9
Wichita Valley Railroad 98.5
Wichita Falls & Oklahoma 96.0
Stamford and Northwestern 98.9
Abilene and Northern 97.7

The Colorado and Southern Railway jointly controls the following companies:

Company: Percent of control:

The Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway 49.85
Galveston Terminal Railway 48.6
The Denver Union Terminal Railway 16.0
Pueblo Union Depot and Railroad 20.0

By construction:
4.11 mi. 3'ga. South Platte to Night Hawk, CO, 1902
0.22 mi. between Minnequa Junction and Southern Junction, CO, 1902
2.81 mi. Lowery Quarry Branch, 1904
7.40 mi. Semper to Louisville Junction, CO, 1907
6.52 mi. Miscellaneous small additions, 1900-1918

Purchased from Cedar Hill Coal and Coke Co., August, 1913:
0.93 mi. Berwind towards Bear Canon Mine, CO

Abandoned:
2.71 mi. 3'ga. Como to King Coal Mines, CO, 1899
0.48 mi. Jersey Cutoff, CO, 1902
3.24 mi. Allen-Bond Mine Spur, CO, 1902
0.21 mi. Fort Collins, CO, transfer track, 1902
16.31 mi. Pels, CO to Vasquez, NM, 1902
9.25 mi. Catskill to Newton, NM, 1902
0.09 mi. Jersey Cutoff, CO, 1909
0.78 mi. Minnequa Junction to Bessemer Junction, CO, 1904
0.04 mi. 3'ga. between Kokomo and Wilfley's Mill, CO, 1905
9.70 mi. between Fort Collins and Stout, CO, 1905, 1909, 1918
15.70 mi. Longs Junction to Pels, CO, 1908
1.09 mi. 3'ga. Schwanders to Trout Creek, CO, 1908
0.42 mi. Longs Canon Branch, CO, 1909
1.02 mi. 3'ga. Como to Baldwin, CO, 1910
0.17 mi. 3'ga. Dickey to Keystone, CO, 1912
0.79 mi. between Louisville and Lafayette, CO, 1912, 1918
0.02 mi. Pueblo Junction to Southern Junction Connection, CO, 1912
2.43 mi. Portion of Lowery Quarry Spur, CO, 1914
4.08 mi. 3'ga. between South Platte and Night Hawk, CO, 1916
24.31 mi. between Denver and Pueblo Junction, CO, 1917, 1918
0.55 mi. between Loveland and Arkins, CO, 1917
29.42 mi. 3' ga. between Buena Vista and Romley, CO, 9/11/1924 (FD 1572)
3.52 mi. 3' ga. between Black Hawk and Central City, CO 5/9/1931 (FD 8748)
7.64 mi. between MP 21.87 and MP 29.51 Boulder, CO 2/16/1932 (FD 8760)
65.16 mi. between Conners and Falcon, CO 6/4/1936 (FD 10912)
131.67 mi. 3' ga. between Waterton and Leadville, CO 10/12/1936 (FD 7132)
2.44 mi. 3-rail track, Leadville to Blind Tom Mine, CO 10/12/1936 (FD 7132)
6.84 mi. 3' ga. between Dickey, Dillon and Keystone, CO 10/12/1936 (FD 7132)
1.10 mi. 3' ga. between Kokomo and Wilfley's Mill, CO 10/12/1936 (FD 7132)
31.67 mi. 3' ga. Como to Garos to Fairplay, CO 10/12/1936 (FD 7132)
11.11 mi. 3' ga. Hill Top Junction to Leavick, CO 10/12/1936 (FD 7132)
9.76 mi. 3' ga. Sheridan Jct. to Morrison, CO 9/26/1933 (FD 10107)
16.89 mi. 3' ga. between Idaho Springs and Silver Plume, CO 11/5/1938 (FD 11114)
21.81 mi. 3' ga. Golden to Idaho Springs, CO 3/25/1941 (FD 12817)
7.75 mi 3' ga. Forks Creek to Black Hawk, CO 3/25/1941 (FD 12817)
3.89 mi. 3' ga. Waterton to Silica, CO 10/14/1941 (FD 13430)
15.60 mi. 3' ga. Chatfield to South Platte, CO 10/15/1942 (FD 13920)

Sold:

To the Colorado and Wyoming Railway:

1.28 mi. Longs Junction to Thompson Mine, 1901

To the Colorado and Southeastern Railroad:
1.69 mi. Part of the line between Ludlow and Hastings, CO, 1904

Main track reclassified as side track:
0.06 mi. Part of Fort Collins Transfer Track, 1912
0.36 mi. between Acme Junction and Brodhead Junction, CO, 1902
0.19 mi. between No. 4 and Beacon Mine, CO, 1903
0.26 mi. 3'ga. between Como and King Coal Mines, CO, 1912
0.56 mi. Pueblo, CO, freight house track, 1913
0.38 mi. part of Lowery Quarry Spur, CO, 1914
0.20 mi. between South Platte and Night Hawk, CO, 1916
0.18 mi. between Fort Collins and Stout, CO, 1918
0.63 mi. Miscellaneous small deductions, CO, 1914, 1915, 1918

Nonoperated mileage not inventoried:
23.04 mi. between Falcon and Pueblo Junction, CO
8.20 mi. between Manitou Junction and Colorado Springs, OC
24.30 mi. 3'ga. Cohen Spur to Macune, CO
13.22 mi. 3'ga. Hancock to Quartz, CO
11.30 mi. 3'ga. Parlin to Gunnison, CO

NOTE: All 3'gauge trackage will be so marked, Standard Gauge will not.

Controlled by: Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad

The Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Railway (12/29/1898)
The Denver, Leadville and Gunnison Railway (12/28/1898)
The Denver, Cripple Creek and Southwestern Railroad (9/13/1899)
The Leadville Mineral Belt Railway (6/26/1900)

THE UNION, PACIFIC, DENVER AND GULF RAILWAY..............Colo and Sou Ry

Art. of consol. in CO, WY Terr. and NM Terr., March 18, 1890

Construction:

2.82 mi. Ludlow to Berwind, CO, 1890
28.44 mi. Wendover to Orin Junction, WY, 1890
12.79 mi. Martinsen, CO to Catskill, NM, 1890
12.39 mi. Catskill to Vasquez, NM, 1890
3.80 mi. Catskill down Red River, NM, 1890
4.85 mi. Denver West Side Line, 1890
2.51 mi. Acme Junction to Aguilar, CO, 1892
7.23 mi. Acme Junction to Ludlow, CO, 1892
1.33 mi. Beshoar Junction to Grey Creek, CO, 1892
2.63 mi. Catskill to Dunn's NM, 1893
3.24 mi. Allen-Bond Mine Spur, CO, 1892
0.05 mi. Julesburg to LaSalle, CO extension, 1893
19.90 mi. Walsenburg to Acme Junction, CO, 1895
7.59 mi. Forbes Junction to Trinidad Rolling Mill, CO, 1895
2.62 mi. Dunn's to Newton, NM, 1897
0.50 mi. Louisville to Lafayette, CO, extension, 1898
5.58 mi. Ludlow to Berwind, CO, extension, 1898

Sidetrack reclassified as main track:
0.14 mi. Boulder Junction, CO, south leg of wye
0.19 mi. Boulder Junction, CO, north leg of wye
0.12 mi. Golden-Church's Spur, CO
0.16 mi. Fort Collins, CO, east leg of wye
0.26 mi. Fort Collins, CO, west leg of wye
0.69 mi. Sopris to Sopris Mine, CO

Abandoned:
0.76 mi. Hazard, WY to Colorado state line, 1890
0.32 mi. between Ludlow and Hastings, CO, 1890
25.28 mi. Fort Collins, CO to CO/WY state line, 1890
0.51 mi. Golden, CO, 1890
1.87 mi. Ralston toward Golden, CO, 1890
1.11 mi. Old Line Junction to Gulf Junction, CO, 1890
0.48 mi. Between Fort Collins and Stout, CO, 1894
12.59 mi. 3'ga. between Boulder and Sunset, CO, 1894
2.56 mi. Forbes Branch, CO, 1897
4.56 mi. Ralston to Glencoe, CO, 1898
0.61 mi. Fort Collins, CO, 1898
3.69 mi. Silver Plume to Graymont, CO, 1898
4.55 mi. Franceville Junction to Franceville, CO, 1898

Main Line reclassified as side track:
0.22 mi. Boulder Junction, CO, east leg of wye
0.20 mi. Fort Collins, CO, part of Stout Branch, 1890
0.17 mi. Gulf Junction, CO, wye, 1890
0.21 mi. Fort Collins, CO, 1898

Sold:
To Union Pacific Railroad in 1898:
151.53 mi. Julesburg to LaSalle, CO
(In 1894, 11 miles of grade between Burns Junction and Erie sold to The Denver, Utah and Pacific Railroad, constructed by Denver, Western and Pacific Railway in 1881)

Controlled by: Union Pacific Railway
Colorado Central Rail Road (4/1/1890)
Colorado Central Railroad (Wyoming) (4/1/1890)
The Greeley, Salt Lake and Pacific Railway (4/1/1890)
The Georgetown, Breckenridge and Leadville Railway (4/1/1890)
The Denver and Middle Park Railroad (4/1/1890)
The Denver, Marshall and Boulder Railway (4/1/1890)
The Denver, Texas and Gulf Railroad (4/1/1890)
Cheyenne and Northern Railway (4/1/1890)
The Denver, Texas and Fort Worth Railroad (4/1/1890)
The Canon de Agua Railroad (4/1/1890) The Chicosa Canon Railway (4/1/1890)
The Road Canon Railroad (4/1/1890)

COLORADO CENTRAL RAIL ROAD........The Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Ry

Name change, January 26, 1869

By construction:

14.74 mi. 3'ga. Golden to Denver, CO, 1870
39.11 mi. Golden Junction to Longomont, CO, 1872
13.18 mi. 3'ga. Golden to Forks Creek, CO, 1872
7.72 mi. 3'ga. Forks Creek to Black Hawk, CO, 1872
3.31 mi. 3'ga. Forks Creek to Floyd Hill, CO, 1873
3.44 mi. Cut Off Junction to Denver, CO, 1874
18.04 mi. 3'ga. Floyd Hill to Georgetown, CO, 1877
64.50 mi. Longmont, CO to CO/WY state line, 1877
7.84 mi. Golden, CO to connection, Longmont line, 1877
4.02 mi. 3'ga. Black Hawk to Central City, CO, 1878
151.48 mi. Julesburg to LaSalle, CO, 1880-1882

Abandoned:
4.72 mi. Golden Junction to near Ralston, CO, 1878
7.77 mi. Bristol to Taylors, CO, 1888-1889
14.00 mi. D&I (Louisville) Junction toward Ralston, CO, 1888-89

Colorado Central and Pacific Railroad (1/26/1869)
Clear Creek and Guy Gulch Wagon Road Company (3/11/1872)
The Golden City & Gilpin County Wagon & Rail Road (4/1/1872)
Apex and Gregory Wagon Road (4/1/1872)
The Colorado and Salt Lake Railroad (4/1/1872)

COLORADO CENTRAL AND PACIFIC RAILROAD...............Colorado Central R R
Name change, January 20, 1866
No property constructed
Colorado and Clear Creek Railroad (1/20/1866)

COLORADO AND CLEAR CREEK RAILROAD........Colorado Central and Pacific RR
Spec. act of CO Terr., February 9, 1865
No property constructed

CLEAR CREEK AND GUY GULCH WAGON ROAD................Colorado Central R R
Inc. in CO Terr., November 10, 1862
Owned 6 mi. of wagon road in vicinity of Golden, CO
Colorado and Pacific Wagon, Telegraph and Railroad (2/27/1871)

COLORADO AND PACIFIC WAGON, TELEGRAPH AND RAILROAD......................
..........Clear Creek and Guy Gulch Wagon Rd
Spec. act of CO Terr. November 6, 1861
No property constructed

THE GOLDEN CITY & GILPIN COUNTY WAGON & RAIL ROAD...Colorado Central R R
Inc. in CO Terr., January 12, 1870
No property constructed

APEX AND GREGORY WAGON ROAD.........................Colorado Central R R
Spec. act of CO Terr., October 11, 1861
No property constructed

THE COLORADO AND SALT LAKE RAILROAD.................Colorado Central R R
Inc. in CO Terr., February 27, 1871
No property constructed

COLORADO CENTRAL RAILROAD (WYOMING)..........The U P, Denver and Gulf Ry
Inc. in WY Terr., September 19, 1877
8.62 mi. WY/CO state line to Hazard, WY, 1877
Abandoned:
7.86 mi. between hazard, WY and WY/CO state line, 1888-1889

THE GREELEY, SALT LAKE AND PACIFIC RAILWAY...The U P, Denver and Gulf Ry
Inc. in CO, January 17, 1881
39.86 mi. Greeley to Stout, CO, 1881
14.43 mi. 3'ga. Boulder to Sunset, CO, 1881
8.34 mi. Loveland to Arkins, CO, 1886

THE GEORGETOWN, BRECKENRIDGE AND LEADVILLE RAILWAY....The U.P., D.& G.Ry
Inc. in CO, February 23, 1881
8.47 mi. 3'ga. Georgetown to Graymont, CO, 1882

THE DENVER AND MIDDLE PARK RAILROAD..........The U P, Denver and Gulf Ry
Inc. in CO, April 17, 1883
4.56 mi. Ralston to Glencoe, CO, 1884

THE DENVER, MARSHALL AND BOULDER RAILWAY......The U P,Denver and Gulf Ry
Inc. in CO, May 15, 1885
13.62 mi. D&I (Louisville) Junction to Boulder, CO, 1885
3.28 mi. Louisville to Lafayette, CO, 1888
Abandoned:
2.59 mi. Denver to Clear Creek Junction, CO, 1885-1886
4.36 mi. Longmont toward Denver, CO, 1885
(In 1885 5 mi. of grade abandoned, built by Denver, Western
and Pacific Railway in 1881)
The Denver, Western and Pacific Railway (9/9/1885)

THE DENVER, WESTERN AND PACIFIC RAILWAY....The Dnvr, Mrshll and Boldr Ry
Inc. in CO, November 11, 1880
15.66 mi. Denver to D&I (Louisville) Junction, CO, 1881
4.36 mi. Longmont toward Denver, CO, 1881
Constructed Grade only as follows:
11.00 mi. Burns Junction to Erie, CO
1.25 mi. Left Hand Canyon, CO
1.75 mi. St. Vrain Canyon, CO
2.00 mi. Erie Toward Longmont, CO

THE DENVER, TEXAS AND GULF RAILROAD..........The U P, Denver and Gulf Ry
Inc. in CO, May 28, 1885
No property constructed
The Denver and New Orleans Railroad (9/21/1886)

THE DENVER AND NEW ORLEANS RAILROAD........The Denver, Texas and Gulf RR
Inc. in CO, January 25, 1881
124.37 mi. Denver to Gulf Junction, CO, 1881-1882
4.55 mi. Franceville Junction to Franceville, CO, 1882
9.12 mi. Manitou Junction to Colorado Springs, CO, 1882

CHEYENNE AND NORTHERN RAILWAY......The Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Ry
Inc. in WY. Terr., March 1, 1886
125.18 mi. Cheyenne to Wendover, WY, 1887

THE DENVER, TEXAS AND FORT WORTH RAILROAD....The U P, Denver and Gulf Ry
Inc. in CO, April 12, 1887
4.84 mi. Old Line Junction to Bessemer Junction, CO, 1887
0.56 mi. Pueblo, CO, Freight House track, 1888
0.17 mi. Gulf Junction, CO, wye track, 1888
4.29 mi. Forbes Junction to Ludlow, CO, 1888
14.21 mi. Trinidad to Martinsen, CO, 1888
136.93 mi. Trinidad, CO to NM/TX state line, 1888
6.52 mi. Beshoar Junction to Grey Creek, CO, 1888
1.28 mi. Longs Junction to Thompson Mine, CO, 1888

THE CANON DE AGUA RAILROAD.........The Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Ry
Inc. in CO, January 16, 1889
3.30 mi. Ludlow to Hastings, CO, 1889

THE CHICOSA CANON RAILWAY..........The Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Ry
Inc. in CO, January 16, 1889
4.06 mi. Chicosa Canon to Forbes Mine, CO, 1888

THE ROAD CANON RAILROAD............The Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Ry
Inc. in CO, August 3, 1889
Graded 2.82 mi. Ludlow to Berwin, CO

THE DENVER, LEADVILLE & GUNNISON RAILWAY... The Colorado and Southern Ry
Inc. in CO, July 17, 1889
1.14 mi. 3' ga. Kokomo to Wilfley's Mill, CO, 1895
Abandoned:
0.46 mi. 3'ga. Castleton up Ohio Creek, CO, 1897
Controlled by: Union Pacific Railway
The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad (8/29/1899)
The Denver, South Park and Hill Top Railway (10/1/1897)

THE DENVER, SOUTH PARK AND PACIFIC RAILROAD..............The D, L & G Ry

Inc. in CO. Terr., June 16, 1873

17.93 mi. 3'ga. Denver to Morrison, CO, 1874
129.51 mi. 3'ga. Sheridan Jct. to Old Line Connection, CO, 1878-1883
1.00 mi. 3'ga. Macune to Denver and Rio Grande Connection, CO, 1880
82.62 mi. 3'ga. Nathrop to Old Baldwin Mines, CO, 1881-1882
3.27 mi. 3'ga. Como to King Coal Mines, CO, 180
35.20 mi. 3'ga. Como to Keystone, CO, 1881-1882
15.41 mi. 3'ga. Garos to Alma, CO, 1881-1882
2.95 mi. 3'ga. Castleton up Ohio Creek, CO, 1883
34.94 mi. 3'ga. Dickey to Leadville, CO, 1883-1884
5.35 mi. 3'ga. Macune to Nathrop, CO, 1884
1.09 mi. 3'ga. Schwanders to Trout Creek Connection, CO, 1884
0.48 mi. 3'ga. Nathrop, CO, new main line, 1885

Abandoned:
1.00 mi. 3'ga. Macune to Denver and Rio Grande connection, CO, 1884
1.06 mi. 3'ga. Buena Vista to D&RG connection, CO, 1884
1.48 mi. 3'ga. Macune to Trout Creek, CO, 1884
0.30 mi. 3'ga. between Como and King Coal Mines, CO, 1884
0.83 mi. 3'ga. Nathrop to Denver and Rio Grande connection, 1885
Denver, South Park and Pacific Railway (7/25/1873)
The Mount Carbon, Gunnison and Lake City Rail Road and Coal Transportation Co. (3/9/1881)

DENVER, SOUTH PARK AND PACIFIC RAILWAY........The D, South Park and P RR
Inc. in CO Terr., October 1, 1872
No property constructed

THE MOUNT CARBON, GUNNISON AND LAKE CITY RAIL ROAD AND COAL
TRANSPORTATION COMPANY.............The Denver, South Park and Pacific RR
Inc. in CO, December 10, 1877
No property constructed

THE DENVER, SOUTH PARK AND HILL TOP RAILWAY..............The D, L & G Ry
Inc. in CO, September 1, 1896
11.33 mi. 3' ga. Hill Top Junction to Leavick, CO, 1896

THE DENVER, CRIPPLE CREEK AND SOUTHWESTERN RAILROAD.......The C and S Ry
Inc. in CO, January 10, 1896
No property constructed

THE LEADVILLE MINERAL BELT RAILWAY..........The Colorado and Southern Ry

Inc. in CO, October 29, 1898
2.34 mi. 3' ga. Leadville to Graham Park, CO, 1898
0.65 mi. 3' ga. Leadville to Bon Air Mines, CO, 1900

The Colorado and Southern Railway Lessor Company Colorado Railroad

COLORADO RAILROAD.......................... The Colorado and Southern Ry
Inc. in CO, July 6, 1906
Trackage, June 30, 1917:
118.742 mi. First main track
3.761 mi. 3'ga. main track
22.325 mi. Yard tracks and sidings
0.873 mi. 3'ga. yard tracks and sidings

Equipment
No equipment owned

By construction:
32.13 mi. Cheyenne Jct., WY to Dixon Spur, CO, 1910
46.49 mi. Southern Junction to Walsenburg Junction, CO, 1900
9.22 mi. Bellevue Junction to Ingleside, CO, 1906
8.69 mi. Black Hollow Junction to Black Hollow, CO, 1906
3.76 mi. 3'ga. Watertown (sic) to Silica, CO, 1908
4.10 mi. Various extensions
The Fort Collins Development Railway (1/24/1908)
The Walsenburg and Western Railway (7/11/1910)

THE FORT COLLINS DEVELOPMENT RAILWAY.........................Colorado RR
Inc. in CO, November 10, 1902
10.98 mi. Fort Collins to Wellington, CO, 1903
1.45 mi. Wellington to Dixon Spur, CO, 1904-1906
4.69 mi. Wellington to Waverly, CO, 1905

THE WALSENBURG AND WESTERN RAILWAY...........................Colorado RR
Inc. in CO, February 27, 1907
0.65 mi. connection between C&S and Huerfano Fuel Company, 1907

Constructed by Huerfano Fuel Company, Walsenburg, CO:
0.70 mi. Montana Ave. to McNally Mine, 1907

The Colorado and Southern Railway Subsidiary Companies:

The Fort Worth and Denver City Railway

THE FORT WORTH AND DENVER CITY RAILWAY..................................

Spec. act of TX, June 6, 1873

Trackage, June 30, 1918:
454.130 mi. First main track
120.353 mi. Yard tracks and sidings

Equipment
Steam locomotives
Passenger service 21
Freight service 54
Switching service 12
Freight cars 3,855
Passenger cars 54
Work equipment 192
Miscellaneous 1

The Fort Worth and Denver City Railway controls the following companies:

Company: Percent of control:
Acme Tap Railroad 93%
Fort Worth and Denver Terminal 94%

The Fort Worth and Denver City Railway jointly controls the following companies:

Company: Percent of control:
Houston Belt and Terminal Railway 24.2%

By construction:
111.30 mi. Hodge (old) to Wichita Falls, TX, 1881-1882
90.00 mi. Wichita Falls to Milepost 200 (from Hodge), TX, 1885-1887
248.94 mi. Milepost 200 to TX/NM state line, 1886-1888
5.35 mi. Hodge (new) to Fort Worth, TX, 1890

Abandoned:
0.60 mi. at Hodge, TX, 1890
Controlled by: The Colorado and Southern Railway

Fort Worth and Denver City Railway, Lessor: Acme Tap Railroad

ACME TAP RAILROAD.......................................................
Inc. in TX, January 7, 1899
Trackage, June 30, 1917:
1.510 mi. First main track
0.414 mi. Yard tracks and sidings

Equipment
No equipment owned

By construction:
1.510 mi. Acme to Agatite, TX, 1899
Controlled by: Fort Worth and Denver City Railway
Fort Worth and Denver Terminal Railway

FORT WORTH AND DENVER TERMINAL RAILWAY..................................

Inc. in TX, March 24, 1900

Trackage, June 30, 1917:
13.707 mi. Yard tracks and sidings

Equipment
No equipment owned

By construction:
13.707 mi. Yard tracks and sidings at Fort Worth, TX, 1890
Controlled by: Fort Worth and Denver City Railway

---------End of Fort Worth and Denver City Railway, Lessor----------

WICHITA VALLEY RAILWAY..................................................

Inc. in TX, February 8, 1890

Trackage, June 30, 1918:
51.989 mi. First main track
7.930 mi. Yard tracks and sidings

Equipment
Freight cars 3
Passenger cars 1

By construction:
51.36 mi. Wichita Falls to Seymour, TX, 4/1890-9/1/1890
0.66 mi. at Seymour, TX, 1904

Abandonments, Sales, Remeasurements:
0.67 mi.
Controlled by: Colorado and Southern Railway
Wichita Valley Railway, Lessor: Wichita Valley Railroad

WICHITA VALLEY RAILROAD.................................................

Inc. in TX, October 15, 1905

Trackage, June 30, 1917:
60.881 mi. First main track
6.537 mi. Yard tracks and sidings

Equipment
Freight cars 38
Passenger cars 3

By construction:
60.881 mi. Seymour to Stamford, TX, 1905-1908
Controlled by: The Colorado and Southern Railway
Abilene and Northern Railway

ABILENE AND NORTHERN RAILWAY.............................................

Inc. in TX, February 5, 1906

Trackage, June 30, 1917:
38.063 mi. First main track
4.449 mi. Yard tracks and sidings

Equipment
Steam locomotives 2
Freight cars 39
Passenger cars 2

By construction:
38.063 mi. Stamford to Abilene, TX, 1906-1908
Controlled by: The Colorado and Southern Railway
Stamford and Northwestern Railway

STAMFORD AND NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY.......................................

Inc. in TX, January 11, 1909

Trackage, June 30, 1917:
82.859 mi. First main track
11.057 mi. Yard tracks and sidings

Equipment
Steam locomotives 3
Freight cars 41
Passenger cars 8

By construction:
82.859 mi. Stamford to Spur, TX ,1909
Controlled by: The Colorado and Southern Railway
Wichita Falls & Oklahoma Railway

WICHITA FALLS & OKLAHOMA RAILWAY........................................

Inc. in TX, October 6, 1903

Trackage, June 30, 1917:
22.075 mi. First main track
1.927 mi. Yard tracks and sidings

Equipment
Freight cars 20
Passenger cars 2
Work equipment 1

By construction:
22.075 mi. Wichita Falls to Byers, TX, 1903-1905

Construction application granted:
5.80 mi. Byers, TX to TX/OK state line, 5/23/1922 (FD 2294)
7.50 mi. TX/OK state line to Waurika, OK, 5/23/1922 (FD 2295)
Controlled by: The Colorado and Southern Railway

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