San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad SPSR #513
Nature of Firm
SPSR runs from a connection with UP at Benson, AZ to Curtiss, AZ (10 miles). Traffic consists of chemicals used in manufacturing of fertilizer and other nitrogen products and copper products. A public team track is available for transloading at Benson, AZ. SPSR performs all industry switching at Willcox, AZ.
The line between Benson and Bisbee was built by the Arizona & Southwestern, charter May 24, 1888, and opened the following year. That company was acquired by the El Paso & Southwestern and extended from Bisbee, through Douglas to El Paso in 1902. EP&SW was leased by SP in 1924 and merged into SP in 1955. In December 1994, SP sold the property to the San Pedro & Southwestern Railway (a subsidiary of StatesRail, Inc). In 1996 the portion of this line from Paul Spur to Douglas and between Bisbee Junction and Bisbee was approved for abandonment by the STB and was removed. StatesRail was purchased by RailAmerica, and RailAmerica has sold the SPSR operations to the Arizona Railroad Group in 2003. In 2006 the STB approved abandonment of a portion of the line running from Curtiss to Paul Spur, AZ.
San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad
|Interchange Points||Benson, AZ
|Agreement Type||Handling Carrier|
|Information Exchange Method||RMI|