The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1567   Message #1048150
Posted By: M.Ted
04-Nov-03 - 09:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Chattanooga Choo-Choo & Shoe Shine Boy
Subject: RE: Chatanooga-Choo-Choo
From the "More than anyone in their right mind wants to know" department, the original AT&SF route, with the actual completion dates.

Kansas

(Atchison County)
Atchison (1871)
Parnell,
Cummingsville

(Jefferson County)
Nortonville,
Nichols,
Valley Falls
Rock Creek
Meriden

Shawnee County
Topeka
Pauline
Wakarusa

Osage County
Carbondale
Scranton
Burlingame
Peterton
Osage City-Lyndon
Barclay

Lyon County
Reading
Arvonia
Badger Creek
Horton
Emporia
Plymouth

Chase County
Safford
Elinor
Strong City
Elmdale
Hunt's Station
(Silver Creek
Crawfordsville Clements)
Cedar Point (Cottonwood Valley)

Marion County
Florence
Peabody

Harvey County
Walton
Newton (July 1871)(Wichita & Southwestern R.R.--> Wichita)
Halstead
Burrton

Reno County
Way
Hutchinson/Arkansas River (1872)(junction)(branch-->Wichita)

    |                                  |
    |                                  |
Sylvia--Reno County            Nickerson--Reno County
Stafford--Stafford County      Sterling--Rice County
St. John--Stafford County      Alden--Rice County
    |                         Raymond--Rice County
    |                         Ellinwood--Barton County
    |                         Fort Zarah--Barton County
    |                         Great Bend--Barton County (1872)
    |                         Pawnee Rock--Barton County
    |                         Larned--Pawnee County (1872)
    |                         Garfield--Pawnee County
    |                         Nettleton--Edwards County
    |                                  |
    |                                  |

Edwards County
Kinsley (1872)(junction)
Offerle

Ford County
Bellefont
Spearville
Dodge City (fall 1872)
Sears
Howell

Gray County
Cimarron (1872)

Finney (Sequoyah) County
Pierceville
Garden City
Sherlock

Kearny County
Deerfield
Lakin (1872)

Hamilton County
Aubrey (Kendall)(1872)
Sutton
Syracuse
Coolidge
Sargent
Colorado border (winter 1872)

Colorado
Holly
Granada
Blackwell
Caddoa
Las Animas (1875)
W. Las Animas
La Junta
Rocky Ford
Apishapa
Nepiesta
Boone
Chico
Pueblo

New Mexico
Raton Pass (1878)
Raton Las Vegas (1879)
Sante Fe (first train arrived 9-Feb-1880).