Southwest Regional Railroads, 1930's - 1940's Vintage
Fort Smith & Western
Kansas City Southern
Kansas Oklahoma & Gulf
Midland Valley
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT)
Missouri & Arkansas (1935)
Missouri & North Arkansas
National Railways of Mexico
Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka
Panama
Quanah Acme & Pacific
St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Texas & Pacific
Texas Electric
Texas Mexican
Wichita Falls & Southern


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The Southwest Railroads listed above are a few of the railroads in that general geographic area that operated passenger trains during the 30's and 40's. We tried to select railroads that had a decent amount of track miles (100 or more), and were not on either the list of Chicago railroads or the list of railroads with connecting through service from or to Chicago. There were some fairly large roads included in this group, including the Kansas City Southern which has morphed into one of the "Big 7" railroads of North America today, primarily through its acquisition of several other major lines on this list including the Panama Railroad and large portions of the National Railways of Mexico, as well as acquisitions of parts or all of several other lines not in the southwest group, including the Louisiana & Arkansas portions of the Illinois Central, the Mobile & Ohio, the Kansas City-St. Louis line of the old Alton and the Texas Mexican
Some other major systems in the southwest group are the Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy), the St. Louis-Southwestern (Cotton Belt) and the Texas & Pacific.
An interesting small group of roads were the "Muskogee Roads", theMidland Valley, the Kansas Oklahoma & Gulf and the Oklahoma City Ada Atoka which operated under a common timetable.
Southwest Railroad Special Sources
The private timetable collection of Richard R.Parks
Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia- (web)
The Official Guide of the Railways-Various dates

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