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Texas Northwestern Railway Co.

Located in the Texas panhandle north of Amarillo, the Texas Northwestern Railway (TXNW) operates approximately 40 miles of ex-Rock Island track, stemming from a connection with the BNSF Boise City Sub (an ex-Santa Fe secondary main from Amarillo to Las Animas, CO) at Etter, east to the towns of Morse and Pringle. TXNW began operations in 1982, having acquired Rock Island's trackage from Etter to Liberal, Kansas, the eastern portion of which was scrapped by 1987. TXNW's principal traffic includes carbon black, and petroleum- and agricultural-related products.

The following photographs were taken on August 11, 2000.
Please click any of the following pictures to see a larger image:

  TXNW westbound near Etter, TX   TXNW at Etter   TXNW under Highway 287
  TXNW - Etter, Texas   TXNW - Etter, TX   TXNW at Etter
The TXNW is owned by TNW Corporation, a shortline holding company which also owns the Texas, Gonzales & Northern, the Texas Rock Crusher Railroad, and the Nebraska Northeastern. TXNW's locomotive fleet consists of just two units: EMD SW7s 88 and 89, painted in a scheme similar to that of sister railroad TXGN's SW1200 # 92.

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