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The St. Louis–San Francisco Railway (reporting mark SLSF), also known as the Frisco, was a railroad that operated in the Midwest and South Central U.S. from 1876 to April 17, 1980. At the end of 1970 it operated 4,547 miles (7,318 km) of road on 6,574 miles (10,580 km) miles of track, not including subsidiaries Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway or the Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad; that year it reported 12,795 million ton-miles of revenue freight and no passengers. It was purchased and absorbed into the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980. The St. Louis–San Francisco Railway was incorporated in Missouri on September 7, 1876. It was formed from the Missouri Division and Central Division of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.[1]


The St. Louis–San Francisco Railway had two main lines: St. Louis–Tulsa–Oklahoma City and Kansas City–Memphis–Birmingham. The junction of the two lines was in Springfield, Missouri, home to the company's main shop facility. Other lines included:

  • Springfield–Kansas City (via Clinton, Missouri)
  • Monett, Missouri (Pierce City)–Wichita, Kansas
  • Monett, Missouri–Paris, Texas
  • St. Louis–River Junction, Arkansas (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma–Dallas, Texas
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma–Avard, Oklahoma
  • Lakeside, Oklahoma–Hugo, Oklahoma–Hope, Arkansas.

See Wikipedia "Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia [2]

Settlers and Records

Settlers along this route were most likely from Midwestern states like Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma or Texas. They would have settled in any of these states.

No known passenger records for the Atlantic and Pacific or Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway railroad exist.

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