Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway aka NC&StL, NC&Stl.L, ncstl,  


Abandoned NC&STL Railway
Route Between Memphis, Jackson & Bruceton

Cordova Station (formerly Dexter) - Milepost ONI 212.8 (Page 1)

"The Cordova Branch Era" newsletter
FREE newsletter of The Cordova Branch Era is now available. It is 10 colorful pictures on 8 pages about a brief history of NC&STL
main line in the early 1890's until the 1970's spur track of Cordova Branch of the L&N to CSXT became today's railroad abandonment
and the future of Cordova Depot. Send me email asking for a copy of the newsletter.

Click the NC&STL Cordova Depot in this switch stand hole above
for many pictures of the details. Photo by Eric C. Fleet.

A L&N GP35 #1127 rolling on the switch track by the Cordova Depot traveling to east. Macon Road looking west
(milepost ONI 212.7) in the early 1980's. Photo and contributed by Richard Parker.

An ex-L&N GP38-2 #4102 pulls Memphis Transportation Museum's GP-7 #1586 (ex-Burlington Northern) & passenger cars eastbound past the Cordova Depot in this mid-1980's view. Photo by Steve Forrest. Contributed by David Johnston.

This view looks eastward at the Cordova Depot sometime in late 1984. MTM passenger cars are parked on the siding at the east end of the depot.
Photo & contributed by David Johnston.

B Street looking west at Cordova Station. Note there is the letters read "MTM" under Cordova on the siding, MTM stands for Memphis Transportation Museum. The grass and dirt covered near 200-feet-long track siding beside the former main line for the small industry. The industry location may be former shockpens. "Clay shows at milepost 214 with Cordova at 213. The profile sheet shows 4 section houses at (213.2 south side of main) and the siding I called Clay starting at 213.0 and running on the south side of the main to about 214.4. It was a long siding. The Cordova station and stock pens were at 212.8 on the north side." Terry L. Coats

B Street looking east at Cordova Station.

This is the back of a freshly painted Cordova Station.
It is using for the private service and liking a "depot sweet home".

This photo is somewhere on the Cordova Branch corridor near Cordova Station.
Photo & contributed by The Gates Of Memphis circa October 23, 2007.

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An old railroad grade crossing. Can you read a
"CROSSING" sign? Bummer!

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This is an original NC&STL milepost on the telegraph
pole read "212.20" is still displaying.

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A switch stand of derailment near Cordova Depot.

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Several blue insulators on old telegraph poles are still standing beside Macon Road near Cordova Cordova Depot.


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