Midland & Northwestern Railroad

Midland & Northwestern Railroad (HM1MB6)

Location: Midland, TX 79707 Midland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 2.328', W 102° 15.598'

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Site of old roadbed

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.

Flooded out in 1920, M. & N. R. was abandoned. Roadbed still is visible.
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HM NumberHM1MB6
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Marker Number3360
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 758745 N 3548020
Decimal Degrees32.03880000, -102.25996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 2.328', W 102° 15.598'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 2' 19.68" N, 102° 15' 35.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10041-12091 TX-158, Midland TX 79707, US
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