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The Springfield and Ozark Railroad

The club’s Springfield and Ozark Railway depicts a short line railroad that actually existed, and was called the Springfield and Southern Railway Company.

It was located in the southwest part of Missouri, formed on June 10, 1882.   Originally it was planned to run from Springfield, Missouri to Harrison, Arkansas, but it never made it past Chadwick, Missouri.   On December 29, 1885, the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway purchased the S&S and absorbed it into their system.   Sometime between 1896 and 1938, the trackage south of Ozark was abandoned, leaving a section that runs from Springfield to Ozark.

This is the name that the club chose to use for its railroad.   Today you will find that the original Springfield & Southern Railway only runs as far as Kissick, since the seven mile section between Kissick and Ozark was abandoned in 1983.

The April 7 Operating Session Has been Cancelled:

In order to not endanger our members and our visitors and in response to the directives of the Local, State and Federal Governments concerning the currently circulating virus, we have cancelled our Regular Monthly Operating Session scheduled for April 7. There will be no model trains operating and the station will be closed to visitors for the full day and evening.

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