The Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway

The RS&P on a run to Snyder in the 1970s.
The RS&P on a run from Roscoe to Snyder in the 1970s. (Click photo to enlarge.)

The Roscoe, Snyder & Pacific Railway, once one of the most successful short lines in the country, operated regularly from its inaugural run in May 1908 to its last trip to Snyder in June 1984.  Through the decades, it survived and thrived by adapting to ever changing conditions. Finally, though, the passage of the Staggers Act in 1980 and the resulting deregulation of railroads made it unable to compete with the larger lines and ultimately brought about its demise.   

RS&P Map - 1916
A 1916 Interstate Commerce Commission map of the RS&P line from Roscoe to Fluvanna.

This website, a work-in-progress of the Roscoe Historical Museum, is dedicated to the memory of the railroad and to all the people who worked to make it a success throughout the years of its existence.  Here you will find a narrative of its history along with illustrations and documents that capture something of its life and character.

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