Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway

Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway (HM1IYI)

Location: Roscoe, TX 79545 Nolan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 26.759', W 100° 32.313'

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The Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway was one of the country's most successful short-line railroads. Chartered on Oct. 1, 1906, by General F.W. James and a group of Abilene businessmen, it ran from Roscoe to Snyder and Fluvanna, though in 1941 the Fluvanna line was discontinued. Once it was completed, Ed S. Hughes and H.O. Wooten took over the operation. Wooten saved it from a financial crisis by making deals with California produce shippers and with the Santa Fe and Texas & Pacific railroads to use the line as a link between them. In 1967, the company was sold to the Murchison Brothers of Dallas and Roger Mize of Snyder. The deregulation of railroads in 1980 resulted in its closing in 1984. Nevertheless, it was a major factor in Roscoe's settlement and growth.
Marker Number17217
Year Placed2012
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 355376 N 3590913
Decimal Degrees32.44598333, -100.53855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.759', W 100° 32.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 45.54" N, 100° 32' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-84 BUS, Roscoe TX 79545, US
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