SANFORD AND NORTHERN RAILWAY
SANFORD AND NORTHERN RAILWAY. The Sanford and Northern Railway Company was built during the oil boom of the late 1920s. It was at first privately owned by the Riverside Sand and Gravel Company and used to haul gravel from the company's gravel pit at Riverside in Hutchinson County. When the company was bought by the Moore and Moore Land and Gravel Company the new owners applied for a charter from the state, which was granted on May 16, 1931. The railroad had one small locomotive and twenty cars to haul its gravel over 1½ miles of track. It was one of several railroads claiming to be the shortest chartered road in the country. For a few years the Sanford and Northern had a working agreement with the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company, which ran through Sanford, to share revenues of the caliche it hauled for road building. Moore owned the palatial private car of Hetty Green, legendary eastern capitalist. The car was parked on a siding and used as living quarters until it caught fire and burned. Revenues soon declined, and the railroad was abandoned.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, H. Allen Anderson, "Sanford and Northern Railway," accessed July 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eqs15.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.