Cimarron Valley Railroad

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Cimarron Valley Railroad
Reporting markCVR
Dates of operation1996–Present
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length254 miles (409 kilometres)
HeadquartersSatanta, Kansas

The Cimarron Valley Railroad (reporting mark CVR) was built c. 1912 and purchased from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in February 1996. It runs over former C.V. and Manter Subdivisions of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad tracks in Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas. One line runs from Dodge City, KS to Boise City, OK, the other from Satanta, KS to Springfield, CO. It runs a total of 254 miles of track primarily hauling agricultural commodities (such as wheat, corn, and milo), along with sand, cement, poles, pipe, and fertilizers.[1] CVR is one of several short-line railroads operated by The Western Group of Ogden, Utah.

As of November 2009, the Kansas Department of Transportation and partners are planning a renovation and upgrade of the line.[2]


  1. ^ "Cimarron Valley Railroad, LC" Archived 2013-02-09 at, Western Railroad Builders. Accessed June 29, 2011.
  2. ^ "KDOT, partners plan short-line rail upgrade." Wichita Eagle, November 7, 2009.[permanent dead link]

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