Manitou and Southwestern Railway


Steam and Cinders

- What's New

- Hobart Subdivision - The Prototype

- Manitou & Southwestern Railway - The Model

- Layouts I have visited

- Tex Wilson's Railroad Art

- Sign the M&SW Visitors log

NetGuide Gold Site

Hobart Sub Map

Welcome to the Manitou and Southwestern Railway's rail head. The M&SW is an HO replica of the Saint Louis and San Francisco Railway's Western Division, Hobart Subdivision. It depicts Southwestern Oklahoma's prairie cities of Snyder, Manitou, and Frederick during the hard times and dust bowl days of the 1930's.

Operations begin at two staging areas: Enid, Oklahoma and Vernon, Texas. Daily freight and passenger trains run between the two.  In Snyder, the Western Division interchanges with the Southwestern Division.  In Frederick, the Katy interchanges with the Western Division.

As a guest, enjoy a rail pass to ride the dusty rails behind slow moving decapods, and you may rediscover the good old days of steam...


Take the MSW Rail Excursion to see the M&SW Site