In my quest to learn about the history and current status of the railroads that passed through my home town of Enid, OK, I gathered quite a bit of reference material. So I am posting the highlights for each line here. Source materials and web links are available on request. Frisco - Tulsa OK-Avard OK line [E-W] Built as: Arkansas Valley and Western Railway Build years: 1902-04 AV&W Jct. (West Tulsa) to Steen (Enid) 1902-03 Enid to Avard 1904 Ownership: The AV&W acquired by the Frisco on 7/19/1907 Acquired by Burlington Northern 11/21/1980 Current operations: Intact intrastate line for BNSF, including BNSF-CSX intermodal traffic between the West Coast and the Southeast. Connects with BNSF transcon at Avard, Cherokee subdivision at West Tulsa. Part of the BNSF Springfield division.