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Abilene & Southern Railway Company
by Bob Johnson

Abilene & Southern Railway Company built 1908 to 1911. The road serviced Ballinger, TX north to Hamlin, TX with the main hub in Abilene. Total length of the line was 96 miles. The concept of the line was to connect small west central Texas furtile agriculture towns to the main line between Fort Worth and Denver at Abilene.

  • Mile Post 0.0 Ballinger
  • Mile Post 16 Winters
  • Mile Post 27 Bradshaw
  • Mile Post 34 Ovalo
  • Mile Post 37 Tuscola
  • Mile Post 55 Abilene
  • Mile Post 79 Anson
  • Mile Post 87 Radium
  • Mile Post 96 Hamlin

newspaper advertisement. The ad didn't work since the town is still a "dot" on the map.

Abilene Southerns' best engines that stayed in service until 1947. It is a Baldwin 4-6-0 that was used all over the USA. As a point of interest, this engine has been reproduced thousand of times as a G scale model by Bachmann with many different road names.

This short line railroad was built by Colonel Morgan Jones. He built many more lines in Texas.


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