HM&A R.R. - need help identifying

Discussion in 'General' started by tferk, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. tferk

    tferk Member Supporter

    I have been doing a deep dive into Thebes Bridge history, which includes several land disputes between competing railroads in Scott County (Missouri side). The attached map was included in Railroad Gazette and Railway Age articles of the time.

    I have not found reference to the HM&A RR - was this possibly a Houck road?

    Thebes area map.jpg
  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Houck’s Missouri & Arkansas aka St Louis, Kennett, and Southern and Allied Lines.
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  3. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    I have a copy of a book called “History of the Scott City Area” by Edison Shrum and Jim Burton. It’s mainly a compendium of early 1900s newspaper clippings and photocopied photos. It does have some good info on Graysboro. Happy to look through it and PM you any relevant details.
  4. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Supporter

    This will help, especially page 10.

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  5. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Supporter

    I've been researching the Thebes Bridge for 40 years. Let me know if I can help. I have lots of information. I even have a friend that climbed to the very top of the bridge. What a nut!
  6. tferk

    tferk Member Supporter

    Thanks everyone for the help. HM&A became the St Louis & Gulf. Once I found an old Bootheel map and located "Commerce", I could make sense of this line. Wish I had all of these resources back in 1991-1992 when I worked in New Madrid and lived in Sikeston. Anyone remember those days before PCs and internet?

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