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San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad

San Pedro & Southwestern Railway - SWKR

Route:
Benson - Curtiss (mp 7) - Charleston (mp 26.9) - Bisbee Jct - Paul Spur - Douglas, AZ (79.3 miles)
Bisbee Jct - Bisbee, AZ (5.6 miles)
Headquarters:
Benson, AZ
Junctions with other railroads:
UP: Benson, AZ
Radio frequencies:
160.440, 161.520, 160.935
History:
Line to Bisbee opened in 1889 by Arizona & Southeastern.
Acquired by El Paso & Southwestern and line extended through Douglas to El Paso in 1902.
EP&SW leased to SP in 1924 and merged into SP in 1955.
Line beyond Paul Spur abandoned in ????.
Line sold by SP to Kyle Railways on June 15, 1992.
Line between Charleston and Paul Spur abandoned circa 1997.
SWKR (along with Kyle) absorbed into RailAmerica on Jan 7, 2002.
Line beyond Curtiss approved for abandonment in November 2003.
Line acquired by Arizona Railroad Group in November 2003, for operation as the San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad (SPSR).
Ownership:
RailAmerica
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/D B/N F/N History Acq. Ret. Notes
25 EMD SW1200 1/1964 28750 7693-4 ex AZER 25; ex Inspiration Consolidated Copper 25; nee MP 1129 2003 2003 to SPSR 25; to CRGX 401
KYLE 2039 EMD GP20 2/1961 26574 7597-2 ex BN 2039; nee CBQ 903 c.2003 to AZER 2039, c.2003
2044 EMD GP20E 4/1962 27353 5634-xx ex AZER 2044; ex SP 4112; ex SP 4082; nee SP 7232 c.2003 to AZER 2044, c.2003


San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad - SPSR

Route:
Benson - Curtiss - Charleston - Bisbee Jct - Paul Spur - Douglas, AZ (77.8 miles)
Bisbee Jct - Bisbee, AZ (5.4 miles)
Headquarters:
Benson, AZ
Junctions with other railroads:
UP: Benson, AZ
Radio frequencies:
?
History:
Line to Bisbee opened in 1889 by Arizona & Southeastern.
Acquired by El Paso & Southwestern and line extended through Douglas to El Paso in 1902.
EP&SW leased to SP in 1924 and merged into SP in 1955.
Line beyond Paul Spur abandoned in ????.
Line sold by SP to Kyle Railways on June 15, 1992.
Line between Charleston and Paul Spur abandoned circa 1997.
SWKR (along with Kyle) acquired by StatesRail on January 22, 1997.
SWKR (along with StatesRail) acquired by RailAmerica on January 7, 2002.
Line beyond Curtiss approved for abandonment in November 2003.
Line acquired by Arizona Railroad Group in November 2003, for operation as the San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad (SPSR).
Ownership:
Arizona Railroad Group
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N or O/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
25 EMD SW1200 28750 7693-4 1/1964 ex SWKR 25, 2003; ex AZER 25, 1988; ex Inspiration Consolidated Copper 25, 1987; nee MP 1129 2003 to CRGX 401
901 EMD GP9E 19477 5334-6 5/1954 ex SPSR 1754; ex SDIY 1754, 2004; ex SJVR 1754; ex AZER 1754, 1988; ex SP GP9E 3357; ex SP 3416:1; nee TNO 245:1 2004 to CBRL 901, 2014; to Scoular/CBRL 901
1501 EMD SW1200 31233 4492-8 2/1966 ex Apache Nitrogen Products (lease); ex AZER 1501; nee MP (TP) 1275 b2007
1736 EMD GP16 22630 5499-6 10/1956 ex INRD 1736; ex CSXT 1736; ex SBD 4636; ex SCL GP16 4636; ex SCL 1033; nee SAL 1959 b2007 to CBRL 1736; to OGRE 1736
2404 EMD GP30 27191 7622-5 4/1962 ex BGCM 2404; ex BNSF 2404; ex ATSF 2704:2; ex ATSF 3204; nee ATSF 1204 2014
2408 EMD GP30u 27195 7622-9 5/1962 ex LTEX 2408; ex BNSF 2408; ex ATSF 2708; nee ATSF GP30 1208
2426 EMD GP30u 27213 7622-27 6/1962 ex LTEX 2426; ex BNSF 2426; ex ATSF 2726; nee ATSF GP30 1226

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Last updated: Nov. 17, 2016