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Map of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway and principal connections

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Creator: Canfield, A. T.

Date: December, 1903

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Map/Cartographic

Call Number: M G4051.P3 1903.M37

Unit ID: 440370

Summary: This is a map of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway and principal connections. It shows the proposed route for a sixteen-hundred-mile railway to be constructed from Kansas City through Oklahoma and Texas all the way to the Mexican Pacific port of Topolobampo, Mexico. Also, it shows major railroad routes west of Chicago, Illinois.

Space Required/Quantity: 1 map, color, 50 x 65 cm, and scale not given

Title (Main title): Map of the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway and principal connections

Administrative History

Administrative History: With Arthur Stilwell as president of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway (KCMO), it was incorporated in 1900. Actual construction started near Sweetwater, Texas, in 1900, and in 1903 the tracks had been constructed from Wichita, Kansas, to Fairview, Oklahoma Territory. Construction proceeded slowly, but in 1909, the line stretched from Wichita, Kansas all the way through Oklahoma by way of Clinton and Altus into Texas as far as San Angelo. In 1913, it reached Alpine, Texas, where a connection was made with the Southern Pacific. Due to the Mexico Revolution, construction was disrupted and many of that tracks were destroyed. Income plummeted and in 1912 and the bondholders threw the company into receivership. In 1914 the road was sold to the bondholders, and Stilwell was ousted from the presidency. Oil in West Texas provided some new revenue for the railroad, but in 1928, the American lines of the Orient were sold to the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway.

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    Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway Company

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