Boot Hill and Western Railway

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Boot Hill and Western
Reporting mark BHW
Locale Ford County, Kansas
Length 42 km (26 mi)
Headquarters Wright, Kansas

The Boot Hill and Western Railway (abbreviated to BHWY), is a railway between Dodge City and Wilroads in Kansas owned by the Boot Hill and Western Railway Company. It consists of a single track section, about 42 kilometers long. It mainly transported agricultural products and had two interchanges, one with the BNSF Railway and another with the Cimarron Valley Railroad.[1] The railway was given an exemption notice in 2005.[2] Transport between Bucklin and Wilroads stopped in Autumn 2005 due to a lack of traffic, it has only operated eight trains since September 2000. The Boot Hill and Western Railway Company acquired part ownership of the track in September 2000 from the previous owner, the Dodge City Ford and Bucklin Railroad Company. It previously had a role in the interconnection with the Bucklin Union Pacific Railroad.


  1. ^ Williams, Glyn. "Rail Freight Carriers in Kansas". Archived from the original on 30 November 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Boot Hill and Western Railway Co., LC-Acquisition Exemption-Dodge City Ford & Bucklin Railroad Co.". United States Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2011.