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Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway

Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway
Littlefield Texas Train Station.jpg
Abandoned P&SF depot in Littlefield, Texas
LocaleNew Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Dates of operation1886–1965
PredecessorSouthern Kansas Railway Company of Texas
SuccessorAtchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
HeadquartersAmarillo, Texas
WebsiteHandbook of Texas

The Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway is a now-defunct railroad company that was a subsidiary of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.


The railway was originally named the Southern Kansas Railway Company of Texas, and was chartered on November 2, 1886. In June 1914, the railway was renamed the Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway.[1]


In 1931, the Panhandle and Santa Fe leased two separate companies: the Clinton and Oklahoma Western Railroad Company and the Clinton-Oklahoma-Western Railroad Company of Texas, which together serviced the track from Clinton, Oklahoma, west to Hemphill County, Texas, and southwest to Pampa, located northeast of the headquarters city of Amarillo in Gray County, Texas. The P&SF purchased both the COW and the COW-T in December 1948 and held them until disestablishment in 1965.[2]

The P&SF operated in Texas, with a stop in the small community of O'Donnell, south of Lubbock, until the Interstate Commerce Commission overrode Article X of the Texas Constitution, which had required railroads operating within Texas to have headquarters inside the state. The company was dissolved following this ruling.


  1. ^ "Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "Clinton-Oklahoma-Western Railroad". Retrieved April 27, 2013.

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