Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway

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Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway
Littlefield Texas Train Station.jpg
Abandoned P&SF depot in Littlefield, Texas
Overview
HeadquartersAmarillo, Texas
LocaleNew Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Dates of operation1886–1965
PredecessorSouthern Kansas Railway Company of Texas
SuccessorAtchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Technical
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Other
WebsiteHandbook of Texas

The Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway is a now-defunct railroad company that was a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.

History[edit]

The railway was originally named the Southern Kansas Railway Company of Texas, and was chartered on November 2, 1886. In June 1914, the railway was renamed the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway.[1]

Operations[edit]

In 1931, the Panhandle and Santa Fe leased two separate companies: the Clinton and Oklahoma Western Railroad Company (COW) and the Clinton-Oklahoma-Western Railroad Company of Texas (COW-T), which together serviced the track from Clinton, Oklahoma, west to Hemphill County, Texas, and southwest to Pampa in Gray County, Texas, located northeast of the headquarters city of Amarillo. The P&SF purchased both the COW and the COW-T in December 1948.[2]

The P&SF was merged into the parent AT&SF on August 1, 1965.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "Clinton-Oklahoma-Western Railroad". tshaonline.org. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Werner, George C. "Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway". Handbook of Texas. Texas State Historical Society. Retrieved 11 November 2020.

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