SP San Antonio-Brownsville/McAllen, TX Line

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SP San Antonio-Brownsville/McAllen, TX Line

Postby XC Tower » Sun May 20, 2012 7:12 am

I'm looking for any history on this route. Does anyone know when and why this route was abandoned? I see on a map two small portions: San Antonio to Elmendorf plus at Brownsville, seem to be still in operation.
On a side note: an in-law of sorts who grew up near Falfurrias, TX, said her mother, hearing a whistle, would tell her to run out to see the "little pig", a Southern Pacific steam locomotive pulling a train across the road-crossing. I wish I knew what type of locomotive she was referring to...
Thanks in advance.
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