Whence The Gulf, Texas, and Western Railway

Discussion in 'General' started by Karl, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Not long ago I discovered a brief item in the Frisco's Employee Magazine that spoke with optimism about expansion into northwest Texas. Suddenly the appearance of the GT&W on Frisco Lines maps made sense. Unfortunately, it was a wrong decision made at the wrong time for the wrong reasons.

    I am indebted to Jeff Cooney and Ken Wulfert for their considerable assistance with this piece.

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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Karl, nicely written and documented. Very interesting.
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  3. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Great article, really good that these can be recorded here.
    Who would know! Uh.....Karl and Friends.
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  4. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Bill and Keith.
  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    That's some great history and background work Karl.
    I was born and raised til age 13, about 15 miles timetable East of Paducah. I cant help but think that had the trackage, and the subsequent rights actually taken place, Paducah would have been quite a RR town. It made sense then, and IMHO still does, Had the QA&P had the funding and wherewithal to have expanded to Lubbock, there is a good chance that little stretch of RR would still be there. I had no idea all those plans were ever considered. A interesting read for sure.
  6. mike_newton

    mike_newton Member

    Thank you for this very interesting article. My version of the QA&P did make it Lubbock and onto El Paso to the west and has a line which takes off at Paducah and goes toward Vernon, Ardmore, and points east.
  7. frisco4301

    frisco4301 Member

    Great article Karl!!
  8. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks for your contribution, Jeff
  9. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Karl - Just got back from a quick trip to Florida. Nice job on the GT&W piece!

  10. Texan

    Texan Member

    Thanks for the info on the G,T&W. I greatly appreciate it as I'm creating a free-lanced railroad based on that fallen flag. GBY
  11. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter


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