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
Acquired by the Frisco 1907
Acquired by Burlington Northern 11/21/1980
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
Enid to Frederick is now Grainbelt [Farmrail] (GNBC) since 1987
Last edited by MisterPleasant; 01-23-2008 at 10:53 PM.