DEPOTS AND SURVIVING STRUCTURES OF THE
ST. LOUIS SOUTHWESTERN RAILROAD

This site is a list of all the depots and surviving structures of the St. Louis-Southwestern Railroad, better known as the Cotton Belt.

Original information for this site was provided by Joe Locke.

Michael Lowe has provided detailed information from company annual reports

If you can provide any information, please contact the host.

For information and photographs of many of these depots, please visit the following sites: This page is part of David Coscia's SP Site

October 2, 2015

Line

Milepost

Depot

State Built Destroyed W x L

Information

SSW 0 East St. Louis IL . . . .
SSW 3.3 Illmo MO . . . .
SSW 15.1 Delta MO . . . .
SSW 29.7 Bell City MO . . . .
SSW 50.9 Dexter MO . . . .
SSW 57.9 Malden MO . . . .
SSW 59.5 Bernie MO . . . .
SSW 64.4 Campbell MO . . . .
SSW 75.6 Piggott AR . standing . 100 West Main Street
SSW 103.5 Paragould MO . . . .
SSW 124.8 Jonesboro AR . . . .
SSW 145.4 Weiner AR . . . .
SSW 172.7 Fair Oaks AR . . . .
SSW 199 Brinkley AR . standing . 100 West Cypress Street
SSW 214 Clarendon AR . destroyed . .
SSW 220.6 Roe AR . moved . to ?
SSW 233.3 Stuttgart AR . destroyed . .
SSW 266.7 Pine Bluff SSW AR . destroyed . .
SSW 267.7 Pine Bluff Union Station AR . standing . 201 East 4th Avenue
SSW 289.8 Rison AR . . . .
SSW 299.8 Kingsland AR . . . .
SSW 307.4 Fordyce AR . standing . 101 West 1st Street
SSW 321.2 Bearden AR . destroyed . .
SSW 337.6 Camden AR . . . .
SSW 348.9 Buena Vista AR . . . .
SSW 357.9 Stephens AR . . . .
SSW 368.1 McNeil AR . . . .
SSW 385.2 Stamps AR . . . .
SSW 389.7 Lewisville AR . standing . West 2nd Street east of King Street; now a private residence
SSW 418.7 Texarkana TX . . . .
SSW 437.2 Maud TX . standing . .
SSW 450.6 Bassetts TX . . . .
SSW 465.9 Omaha TX . . . .
SSW 472.3 Cookville TX . . . .
SSW 479.5 Mt. Pleasant TX . demolished September 2013 . .
SSW 491.2 Pittsburg TX . standing . 207 West Marshall Street
SSW 510.1 Gilmer TX . destroyed . .
SSW 525.1 Big Sandy TX . destroyed . .
SSW 546.5 Tyler TX circa 1877 demolished . The first train of the Tyler Tap Railroad arrived at Tyler on October 1, 1877
SSW 546.5 Tyler passenger TX . standing . 210 East Oakwood Street
SSW 558.5 Chandler TX . moved . owned by a church; used as storage on FM 315
SSW 566.8 Brownsboro TX . moved . on private property off SH 31
SSW 575.2 Murchison TX . standing . moved to 103 East Elm Street; Edgewood, TX
SSW 583.3 Athens, 1st TX . standing . now Athens Feed Store
SSW 583.3 Athens, 2nd TX . razed, 1990 . .
SSW 593.7 Malakoff TX . standing . moved to 511 East Royall Boulevard
SSW 598.7 Trinidad TX . . . .
SSW 607.2 Kerens freight TX . standing . .
SSW 613 Powell TX . standing . moved to SH 31 at Duren Street; in use as the office for a cotton gin company
SSW 621.3 Corsicana, 1st TX . standing . .
SSW ? Corsicana, 2nd TX . razed, 1980 . .
SSW 648.2 Hubbard TX . . . .
SSW 676.16? Waco passenger TX 1882? ? . 1st, narrow gauge line
SSW 676.80? Waco passenger TX . tornado,1953 . 2nd, Union Station; two-story with clock tower
SSW 676.8 Waco freight TX . razed, 2000? . .
SSW 696.1 McGregor TX . standing . 1 Amtrak Boulevard
SSW 702.3 Oglesby TX . fire, Oct 4, 2005 . .
SSW 714.2 Mound TX . standing . 5130 FM 1829
SSW 722.8 Gatesville TX . standing . 2414 Main Street
SSW 738.9 Ireland TX . standing . County Road 182 and County Road 184; now a private residence
SSW 754.0 Hamilton TX . standing . South Railroad Street and East Main Street
Arkansas 267.8 Gillett AR . . . .
Ft. Worth 495.3 Mt.Vernon TX . standing . .
Ft. Worth 517.8 Sulphur Springs TX . standing . .
Ft. Worth 537 Commerce TX . destroyed . .
Ft. Worth 551.3 Greenville TX . standing . .
Ft. Worth 589.5 Plano TX . . . .
Ft. Worth 594.5 Renner TX . . . .
Ft. Worth 598.3 Addison TX . fire, March 8, 2008 . .
Ft. Worth 603.2 Carrollton TX . standing . 1191 North Denton Drive; was a joint depot with MKT and SLSF
Ft. Worth 613.4 Grapevine TX . standing . 705 South Main Street
Ft. Worth 622.3 Smithfield TX . . . .
Ft. Worth 634.4 Ft. Worth freight TX . standing . downtown
Lufkin 563.4 Bullard TX . moved . now storage off FM 2493
Lufkin 576.6 Jacksonville freight TX . moved . now on private property
Lufkin 584.7 Dialville TX . . . .
Lufkin 592.7 Rusk TX . standing . now an office
Lufkin 604.2  Alto TX . standing . .
Lufkin 618.2 Wells TX . standing . now a museum off US 69
Lufkin 636.1 Lufkin TX . . . .
Missouri 5.9 Wyatt MO . . . .
Missouri 18.6 East Prairie MO . . . .
Missouri 36.8 Libourn MO . . . .
Missouri 41.9 Catron MO . . . .
Missouri 42.1 New Madrid MO . . . .
Missouri 48.5 Parma MO . . . .
Missouri 85.6 Deering MO . . . .
Missouri 98 Carathersville MO . . . .
Missouri 114.2 Gardwell MO . . . .
Missouri 140.1 Blytheville MO . . . .
North Little Rock 275 England AR . destroyed . .
North Little Rock 287.8 Scott AR . moved . to ?
North Little Rock 298.9 North Little Rock AR . fire, 1967 . passenger depot
North Little Rock 298.9 North Little Rock AR . razed, 1970 . freight depot
Sherman 589.2 Sherman TX . standing . .
Shreveport 422.2 Plain Dealing LA . . . .
Shreveport 452.9 Shreveport LA . standing . 1025 Marshall Street; Central Station
Trumann 65.4 Gideon MO . . . .
Trumann 100.4 Hornersville MO . . . .
Trumann 111.8 Leachville AR . . . .
Trumann 140 Trumann AR . . . .


Structure Location
Cotton Belt freight depot; five-stories high, abandoned, one side has a mural painted on it 1400 North First Street; St. Louis, MO
yards; only turntable exists East Waco, TX
shops; two former backshop buildings are used by the East Texas Seed Company 1030-D East Commerce Street; Tyler, TX
section foreman's house; now the Webb House; original location; owned by city 408 Shelton Drive; Colleyville, TX

Information to be added when time is available.

The following information has been provided in emails by Michael Lowe. At this time I do not have time to go through it. It may be useful to researchers.

annual report for 6 months ended 12/31/1916 ssw new station building st. francis, ark 26 x 84 moving station bldg from o'bear, ark to penrose, ark ssw of texas box car depot mocasin, tx


ssw/ssw of texas and tyler southeastern rr annual report for 6/30/1895 new station houses depot stuttgart, ark depot pine bluff, ark new eating hse pine bluff, ark joint union depot with texas midland rr greenville tx 1/2 cost unfinished commerce texas unfinished new roundhouse 6/30/1896 new station house joint depot stlims delta, mo depot building and platform la forge, mo joint facilities with texas midland greeenville tx union depot started last year freight depot transfer shed depot building clinton, tx extension of frt depot waco new roundhouse and pits waco new turntable and coach chutes and incline started last year 6/30/1897 gray's point incline to replace bird's point, mo extension to frt depot tucker, ark keo, ark 6/30/1898 addition to frt depot, texarkana , texas 1/2/ new joint union passenger depot corsicana, tx with h&tc This gives some additional depots and the years they were built.


ssw annual reports 6/30/1916 new combination depot 16x38 ft hilleman, ark 6/30/1892 new combination freight and passenger commenced pine bluff new station houses station building murphy, texas 6/30/1895 new station houses stuttgart, ark depot bldg pine bluff depot bldg pine bluff easting house texarkana, tex transfer shed old shed destroyed by fire joint union depot with texas midland greenville, tx 1/2 cost unfinished 6/30/1896 new station houses joint depot with stlim&s delta mo depot bldg and platform lafarge, mo freight depot and platform jonesboro, ark(fire) greenville union depot completed also freight depot, transfer shed depot building, clinton, tx cotton platform axtell, tx new turntable lufkin, tx ssw/stlims incline birds point, mo damaged by washout 6/30/1897 new station house extensions to frt depot tucker, ark extension to frt depot keo, ark. 6/30/1898 new brick motive power and yard building at shreveport, la addtion to frt depot texarkana, tx 1/2 joint union pass depot with htc, Corsicana,tx Some of these smaller stations, I don't have the milepost locations. 5/2/1902 from newspaper article jonesboro passenger depot burned last night, not sure which rr.