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San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad

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:
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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 (Miami, AZ) 25, 1987; nee MP 1129 2003 -
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
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
2426 EMD GP30u 27213 7622-27 6/1962 ex LTEX 2426; ex BNSF 2426; ex ATSF 2726; nee ATSF GP30 1226

Explanations:

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Last updated: Sept. 21, 2014





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