Arkansas Valley and Western Railway

Discussion in 'Avard Subdivision' started by MisterPleasant, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. MisterPleasant

    MisterPleasant Railroad fanatic

    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
    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.

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