Arizona Eastern Railway

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    James E. De Souza was the agent, according to the 1916 and 1917 Chandler City Directories. The 1918 Chandler City Directory, however, lists Herbert G. Beardsley as the agent.    The 1921 directory said F. W. Cannon was the agent. It was at the "ft" (foot ?) of Commonwealth Ave. The 1923 directory listed George Gann as agent.

    For more information on the building of the depot in Chandler go to Arizona Eastern Depot.

    -The railroad has steel on the ground for additional trackage in the Chandler yards.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/17/1913)

    -Starting Februrary 23rd, trains leaving or departing for Chandler have changed times.  Train arriving in Chandler in the morning will change from 7:39  to 7:14.  This train comes from Phoenix.  The train which now leaves at 12:15 pm has changed to 11:55 am.  Trains coming from Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa to Chandler have also changed.  The morning train from the north will be changed from 11:20 to just before 11.  The train will leave Phoenix at 9:40 am.  The evening train from Phoenix will leave Phoenix instead of 6:15 to 6:30.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/21/1913)

    -A.F. Barnwoth is track foreman for the railroad, and is busy laying the track to head into the depot.  It is about two blocks long.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/18/1913)

    -The railroad company has approved the building of a driveway at the depot.  It will be built by M.P. Freeman.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -The steel bridge over the Salt River is progressing rapidly.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -The railway stopped their train in Chandler long enough to enjoy the barbecue at the 4th of July celebration.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/11/1913)

    -Superintendent Scott and his surveyors were in Gilbert Wednesday for laying out the new siding and sit for the depot and a large warehouse.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/18/1913)

    -The railroad has just completed a survey for the road which will connect their lines with the Superior and Magna mines.  Without the road, the mines have been handicapped by lack of shipping facilities.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)

    -The railroad company is considering changing where their train crew stays overnight to Chandler where accomdations are better.  Five men would change to here from Casaba.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/8/1913)

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