& Southern Railway Company
by Bob Johnson
& Southern Railway Company built 1908 to 1911. The road
serviced Ballinger, TX north to Hamlin, TX with the main
hub in Abilene. Total length of the line was 96 miles. The
concept of the line was to connect small west central Texas
furtile agriculture towns to the main line between Fort
Worth and Denver at Abilene.
advertisement. The ad didn't work since the town is still
a "dot" on the map.
Southerns' best engines that stayed in service until 1947.
It is a Baldwin 4-6-0 that was used all over the USA. As
a point of interest, this engine has been reproduced thousand
of times as a G scale model by Bachmann with many different
This short line railroad was built by Colonel
Morgan Jones. He built many more lines in Texas.