Sand Springs Railway


Sand Springs Railway

The Sand Springs Railway reporting mark|SS is a class III railroad operating in Oklahoma.

It provides freight rail service between Sand Springs and Tulsa over a 32 mile route. The company primarily hauls steel, pulp, scrap iron, scrap paper, petroleum products, plastic, and lumber. It interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway and the South Kansas Oklahoma Railroad.

History

The SS was incorporated on February 6, 1911 and was opened west from Tulsa to Sand Springs on 8.6 miles of track that May. The railroad was powered by electricity until 1955 when it discontinued passenger service and changed over to diesel locomotives. The railroad was acquired by HMK Incorporated in 1987.

Its current owner, Sheffield Steel, declared bankruptcy and was bought out by Gerdau Ameristeel in 2006.


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