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First Train Rolls into Lubbock Texas in 1909

First Train into Lubbock

September 25, 1909

When the first train rolled into Lubbock, schools closed and everyone who could be there to welcome the train turned out for this rare photo.

 Shortly after 1900 railroad-promotion schemes flourished, but none became reality until the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway decided to link its two separate Texas lines and began construction from Coleman through Sweetwater, Snyder, and Lubbock to Clovis, New Mexico. The line was in operation to Lubbock by 1911. Meanwhile the Santa Fe, under the charter of a subsidiary, the Pecos and Northern Texas, built south from Plainview to Lubbock, causing a wild celebration when the first train steamed into town on September 25, 1909.


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