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    Default Blackwell, Enid, and Southwestern Railway

    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 - Beaumont KS-Vernon TX line [NE-SW].
    Built as: Blackwell, Enid, and Southwestern Railway
    Build years: 1902-05
    Blackwell OK to Darrow OK- (84.3 mi.) 1900-01
    Darrow to Red River- (154.3 mi) 1901-03
    Ownership:
    Acquired by the Frisco 1907
    Acquired by Burlington Northern 11/21/1980
    Abandonments:
    Davidson OK to Vernon TX (15.32 mi.) 1957
    Beaumont KS to Winfield KS - unknown, likely pre-1980
    Davidson to Frederick OK - unknown, likely post-1982
    Enid to Winfield (71.1 mi.) 1982
    notes: Last train Enid to Arkansas City 5/29/1982
    Current operations:
    Enid to Frederick is now Grainbelt [Farmrail] (GNBC) since 1987
    Last edited by MisterPleasant; 01-23-2008 at 11:53 PM.

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