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The Nebraska, Topeka, Iola and Memphis Railroad was founded June 17, 1881 and operated sixteen miles between Walnut, Kansas and Girard, Kansas. It may have originally been planned as an Frisco Railroad branch extension from Joplin, MO. On January 1, 1884 it was leased by the Southern Kansas Railroad but was foreclosed on three weeks later. On February 6, 1884 it emerged as the Crawford County Railroad which was then acquired nine days later by the Kansas Southern Railway.