Details for Midland & Northwestern Railroad

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5329003360


Marker Number 3360
Atlas Number 5329003360
Marker Title Midland & Northwestern Railroad
Index Entry Midland & Northwestern Railroad
Address SH 158 and FM 1788
City Midland
County Midland
UTM Zone 13
UTM Easting 758519
UTM Northing 3548175
Subject Codes railroads
Marker Year 1967
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location From Midland, take SH 158 W about 6 mile (1 mile E of Junction of SH 158 & FM 1788)
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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. Floored out in 1920, M. & N. R. was abandoned. Roadbed still is visible.

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