Edward was the third name to this junction. The first being Southeast Junction, which was followed by Washburn (Edward Washburn president of the Memphis Road after George Nettleton). After the merger with the Frisco occurred, the name was changed to Edward since the name (Washburn, MO) was already in use. It is sometimes times referred to as Edwards. The Ash Grove Sub had an anachronistic character to it. It retained its APBS semaphores well into the '70's, and the busy nature of the line required open agencies at Arcadia, Liberal, Iantha, Lamar, Golden City, Lockwood, S Greenfield, and Ash Grove.