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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.








Special Summer Holiday Operating Session:

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 Summer Holiday Season, we will again host an open house for Webster Groves Community Days on July 4, 2022 from 6:30 PM until 9:15 PM.   Our regular scheduled operating night session will be on the following night, July 5, 2022 from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM.   We look forward to seeing you.





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