Wichita Valley Rail Trail (Eastern Terminus) - Wichita Falls, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 51.387 W 098° 35.864
14S E 537210 N 3746312
Quick Description: The gateway arch at the eastern terminus of the Wichita Valley Rail Trail is just a bit south of Stansbury Ln in Wichita Falls, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2022 7:26:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM165TD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ZenPanda
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Long Description:
A dirt path and a sign are what you'll see at the cul-de-sac on Stansbury Ln, with the rail bed in the background. Follow that path and you'll be here in just a moment. The arch is made of steel, with the open letters making for interesting viewing depending upon the light.

The trail itself is a converted railroad bed running between Wichita Falls and Holliday, with a walk of between six and seven miles. It was constructed for the Wichita Valley Railroad in the 1890s and went a little farther, to Seymour. It later was owned by the Colorado and Southern Railroad, then the Fort Worth and Denver City and finally the Burlington Northern. In the 1990s, Burlington Northern sold off the railway, and this trail is all that remains of -- according to the interpretive sign here -- "the lifeline from frontier to civilization when Northwest Texas was being settled".
Type: Gateway

Subtype: Other

Location: Wichita Valley Rail Trail - Eastern Terminus

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