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us: Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company

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    • us: Fort Worth and Denver Railroad
    • us: FW & D
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    • Activity Start

        (edtf) 1951-08-07
    • Activity End

        (edtf) 1982-12-31
    • Descriptor

        (lcsh) Railroad companies
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Fort Worth (Tex.)
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  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from Texas Tech Univ., S.W. Coll. (Lubbock) for Armstrong, R.W. Papers, 1868-1975 (Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company; Fort Worth and Denver Railroad)
    • found: Gross, J. Railroads of North Am., c1977: p. 57 (Fort Worth & Denver City Railway superseded by Fort Worth & Denver Railway, 1951)
    • found: Annual report of Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company to the Interstate Commerce Commission for the year ended December 31, 1981: t.p. (FW&D)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 29, 2016 (Fort Worth and Denver Railway; the Fort Worth and Denver Railway (reporting mark FWD), nicknamed "the Denver Road," was a Class I American railroad company that operated in the northern part of Texas from 1881 to 1982, and had a profound influence on the early settlement and economic development of the region; the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company was chartered by the Texas legislature on May 26, 1873; it changed its name to the Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company on August 7, 1951; the main line of the railroad ran from Fort Worth through Wichita Falls, Childress, Amarillo, and Dalhart, to Texline, where it connected with the rails of parent company Colorado and Southern Railway, both of which became subsidiaries of the Burlington Route in 1908; at the end of 1970 FW&D operated 1201 miles of road on 1577 miles of track; in 1970, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, the Great Northern Railway, and the Northern Pacific Railroad merged themselves into a single railroad, the Burlington Northern Railroad; however, their subsidiaries in Colorado and Texas continued to have a separate legal existence until the Burlington Northern acquired the Fort Worth and Denver Railway by virtue of the merger between BN and the Colorado and Southern Railroad on December 31, 1981; the Fort Worth and Denver Railway's corporate existence came to an end when it was formally merged into Burlington Northern Railroad on December 31, 1982)
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