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Near Midland in Midland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Midland & Northwestern Railroad

Site of old roadbed

 
 
Midland & Northwestern Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. Midland & Northwestern Railroad Marker
Inscription. Standard gauge 66-mile line built by David Fasken, Sr., to carry cattle, ranch supplies, passengers.

Operated 1916 to 1920—critical era of World War I and world starvation aftermath. Linked towns of Fasken, Florey, and Seminole with Texas & Pacific Railway at Midland. At first, operated with locomotive borrowed from T. & P.

Train had to stop for pasture gates to be opened. Crew shot coyotes and rattlesnakes.

In a breakdown, the passengers were fed, sheltered at Fasken. Work crew slept on the prairie.

Flooded out in 1920, M. & N. R. was abandoned. Roadbed still is visible.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3360.)
 
Location. 32° 2.328′ N, 102° 15.598′ W. Marker is near Midland, Texas, in Midland County. Marker is on Texas Route 158 one mile east of Farm to Market Road 1788, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midland TX 79707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Midland County (approx. 8.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Midland (approx. 9.7 miles away); LeGrande Survey of 1833
Midland & Northwestern Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. Midland & Northwestern Railroad Marker
(approx. 10 miles away); Near site of Baker Ranch School (approx. 10 miles away); Midland Christian College (approx. 10.1 miles away); George W. Bush Childhood Home (approx. 10.3 miles away); First Christian Church of Midland (approx. 10.3 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 10.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Midland.
 
Regarding Midland & Northwestern Railroad. Roadbed is covered with grass and weeds and not visible.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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