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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.








We will be open for our upcoming Operating Sessions:

We are happy to announce that we continue to be open to the public, and running our O-scale trains on our scheduled monthly Open House dates. We will be following safety recommendations from St. Louis County and the CDC, our members will be wearing face masks and practicing social distancing. Because of the small visitor area in our train room, it is also recommended and we support that visitors also wear a mask and do what they can to manage social distancing. Our doors will be open and we recommend that if we have others waiting to come in, please move to another area and allow other visitors to enjoy their time too. With simple cooperation we can all enjoy the time together.

In response to the outstanding attendance and continued support we have received in past years, and again better serve the community of Webster Groves during the Holiday Season, we have added one Special Holiday Operating Sessions on Saturday, December 5.   We would have liked to add more dates but we should limit the number of sessions due to the virus. All of our Regular and Special Holiday Operating Sessions are open to the public.   Please bring the kids and grandkids and join us for the December Operating Sessions.





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