Trains.com

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

rock island subdivision

2256 views
2 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • 305,206 posts
rock island subdivision
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 9:18 PM
what was the name of the Rock Island subdivsion that ran north to south through El Reno Oklahoma. my layout will have an interchange with this track and I would like to know what it was called. thanks!!!!

Alex in the sooner state[^][8)][:o)][;)][8D][:D][:)][:p][:I]
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • 305,206 posts
rock island subdivision
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 9:18 PM
what was the name of the Rock Island subdivsion that ran north to south through El Reno Oklahoma. my layout will have an interchange with this track and I would like to know what it was called. thanks!!!!

Alex in the sooner state[^][8)][:o)][;)][8D][:D][:)][:p][:I]
  • Member since
    January 2001
  • From: US
  • 1,300 posts
Posted by Sperandeo on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 10:39 AM
Hi Alex,

I might not have tried to answer this question if I'd known it would be so complicated, but our library has a copy of CRI&P Timetable no. 4 of October 25, 1964, for the Southern Division, Second District. That shows two Rock Island main lines crossing at El Reno,
the north-south line between Wichita, Kans. and Dallas, Texas, and the east-west line between Little Rock, Ark., and Amarillo, Tex. Added to that, El Reno was the terminal for four mainline subdivisions running to as many points of the compass.

The north-south line included:
Subdivision No. 45, El Reno north to Caldwell, Okla.;
and Subdiv. No. 46, El Reno south to Waurika, Okla.

Just for the record, the east-west line included:
Subdiv. No. 47, El Reno west to Sayre, Okla.;
and Subdiv. no. 48, El Reno east through Oklahoma City to Shawnee, Okla.

All you have to do now is figure which (or how many) of these subdivisions your railroad crosses.

Good luck, and thanks for signing your name,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo MODEL RAILROADER Magazine

  • Member since
    January 2001
  • From: US
  • 1,300 posts
Posted by Sperandeo on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 10:39 AM
Hi Alex,

I might not have tried to answer this question if I'd known it would be so complicated, but our library has a copy of CRI&P Timetable no. 4 of October 25, 1964, for the Southern Division, Second District. That shows two Rock Island main lines crossing at El Reno,
the north-south line between Wichita, Kans. and Dallas, Texas, and the east-west line between Little Rock, Ark., and Amarillo, Tex. Added to that, El Reno was the terminal for four mainline subdivisions running to as many points of the compass.

The north-south line included:
Subdivision No. 45, El Reno north to Caldwell, Okla.;
and Subdiv. No. 46, El Reno south to Waurika, Okla.

Just for the record, the east-west line included:
Subdiv. No. 47, El Reno west to Sayre, Okla.;
and Subdiv. no. 48, El Reno east through Oklahoma City to Shawnee, Okla.

All you have to do now is figure which (or how many) of these subdivisions your railroad crosses.

Good luck, and thanks for signing your name,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo MODEL RAILROADER Magazine

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • 305,206 posts
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 11:20 AM
thanks!!!!!
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • 305,206 posts
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 11:20 AM
thanks!!!!!

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!