Rosenberg to Victoria, TX

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Rosenberg to Victoria, TX

Postby rails1999 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:48 pm

Anyone know the latest with the abondoned SP line between Victoria and Rosenberg that KCS is suppose to re-do? Looks like roadbed is partially complete part of the way. Also, any knowledge on a yard that KCS is building outside on Rosenberg? Heard they purchased about 3-400 acres .

Re: Rosenberg to Victoria, TX

Postby MPX » Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:45 pm

This past summer I drove though there. They rebuilt all the way up to Kendleton with train service all ready in tact. I even spotted a new heritage ES44AC. They are also supposed to be rebuilding from the other end so they can meet at some point.
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Re: Rosenberg to Victoria, TX

Postby MC8000 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:05 am

Here is a link to a group of photos that show progress along the line. Looks like construction standards are very high. ... user/10433

Re: Rosenberg to Victoria, TX

Postby GulfRail » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:59 pm

Reminds me of when SP rehabbed the Golden State Route in the 1980's.
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Re: Rosenberg to Victoria, TX

Postby oat324 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:14 pm

So will they try and buy more right of way to expand the line to Beeville, then southeast to Skidmore, and finally south to Alice?
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Re: Rosenberg to Victoria, TX

Postby ajontherails » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:11 am

The re-habbed line is officially opened today (June 17,2009.) I just got word from someone who is out there taking pictures and talking to folks:

1) around 11 am today a rtrain leaves from Rosenberg and one from Victoria - they will meet around Toro or Louise

2) The Heritage Grain Train is parked at Kendleton for photos

3) July 1st (ish) Heritage Business train with Mike Haverty aboard will be stopping to visit with Mayors in the towns along the line....

Hope this is useful to some folks

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