Arizona and Swansea Railroad

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Arizona and Swansea Railroad
Locale Bouse-Swansea, Arizona
Dates of operation 1909–1927
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Swansea, Arizona

The Arizona and Swansea Railroad (A&S RR) was a mining railroad that operated from a connection with the Arizona and California Railway (later the Santa Fe Railway) at Bouse to a copper and gold mine at Swansea, Arizona, 21 miles (34 km). The A&S RR was owned and operated by the Swansea Consolidated Gold & Copper Company.


The A&S RR was constructed in 1909 to build to the Clara Consolidated Mining Company at Swansea. Track construction commenced in November 1909 and the line was completed by December 31, 1909. In 1937 the A&S RR was abandoned.

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  • Robertson, Donald B. (1986). Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History: The Desert States: Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers. p. 70. ISBN 0-87004-305-6. 
  • Walker, Mike, ed. (1995). Steam Powered Video's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Arizona & New Mexico. Kent, United Kingdom: Steam Powered Publishing. p. 13. ISBN 1-874745-04-8. 
  • Yost, Barbara (2004). "Reviving ghost town". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved March 21, 2009.