Florence, El Dorado, and Walnut Valley Railroad

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The Florence, El Dorado, and Walnut Valley Railroad was a short-line railroad in central Kansas.

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In 1877, the Florence, El Dorado, and Walnut Valley Railroad Company built a branch line from Florence to El Dorado. In 1881, it was extended to Douglass, and later to Arkansas City.[1] In 1901, the line was leased and operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, which used the name "Florence & Arkansas City Division" for it.[2]

The line from Florence to El Dorado was abandoned in 1942[3][4] to reclaim the metal rails for the war effort during World War II because of a shortage of materials during those years.

Currently, the remaining part of the former Florence, El Dorado, and Walnut Valley Railroad that still exists is:[5]

  • El Dorado to Arkansas City.

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At a high-level, the railroad connected the primary cities of Florence (north end), El Dorado, Augusta, Winfield, Arkansas City (south end).

1915 Railroad Map of Marion County
Marion County
Butler County
Cowley County

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