Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Railroad Commission of Texas, Rail Division:

An Inventory of Railroad Commission Railroad History Files at the Texas State Archives, 1836-1996, undated, bulk 1850-1960



Overview

Creator: Railroad Commission of Texas. Rail Division.
Title: Railroad Commission railroad history files
Dates: 1836-1996, undated
Dates: bulk 1850-1960
Abstract: The Railroad Commission of Texas had jurisdiction over the rates and operations of railroads, terminals, wharves and express companies. This series contains correspondence, reports, charters, laws, agreements, clippings, articles, publications, photographs, maps, and other records documenting the history of rail companies in Texas and the role of the Railroad Commission of Texas in railroad regulation and rail history. Dates covered are 1836-1996, and undated, most items dating 1850-1960. According to a Railroad Commission staff memo from 1982, the Rail Division staff was encouraged to create an archives of rail company records to preserve the history of the Commission's rail activities. Topics listed in the memo for consideration include when railroad lines were constructed and abandoned, when companies were chartered, a history of the Commission's rail activities, and a history of railroads in Texas. The files gathered in this series cover some of this information. The bulk of the records are railroad company files prepared for all railroads created and/or chartered in Texas. Following the railroad company files are a group of rail history-related files created by the Railroad Commission to document its rail activities and railroad history.
Quantity: 6.71 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Railroad Commission of Texas regulates the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in Texas. Its statutory role is to prevent waste of the state's natural resources, to protect the correlative rights of different interest owners, to prevent pollution, and to provide safety in matters such as hydrogen sulfide. It oversees hazardous materials pipelines and natural gas pipelines and distribution systems as well as propane, butane, compressed natural gas, and liquefied natural gas. It works to make sure a continuous, safe supply of natural gas is available to Texas consumers at the lowest reasonable price. Additionally, the Commission regulates surface mining for coal, uranium, and iron ore gravel, and conducts a program for reclaiming lands that were mined and abandoned before 1975.

The Railroad Commission of Texas had its origin in the demands of the shipping public in the late 1880s that insisted that railroads be subject to regulation based on public interest. An advocate for governmental regulation, Attorney General James Stephen Hogg ran for Governor in 1890 with the issue of railroad regulation as the focal point of the campaign. Hogg was elected Governor in the general election and the voters also approved an amendment to Article X, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution that empowered the Legislature to enact statutes creating regulatory agencies. These elections paved the way for the Legislature to enact on April 3, 1891 "An Act to Establish a Railroad Commission of the State of Texas," that later was placed in the Texas Revised Civil Statutes under article 6444 et seq. (House Bills 1, 3, and 58, 22nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session).

The Commission originally consisted of three members appointed by the Governor for three-year terms. Governor Hogg appointed the first three Commissioners in 1891 including John H. Reagan, who resigned as U.S. Senator from Texas to serve as the first Chairman. The Texas Constitution, Article XIX, Section 30 was amended in 1894 to provide for elective six-year overlapping terms for the Commissioners. That same year John H. Reagan was elected and served until his retirement in 1903.

The Texas Railroad Commission was the first regulatory agency created in the State of Texas and originally had jurisdiction over the rates and operations of railroads, terminals, wharves and express companies. The legal focus was on intrastate passenger and freight activities. Interstate jurisdiction fell under the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission. For the first twenty-five years of its existence, the Railroad Commission was largely concerned with regulating railroads, setting rates, receiving complaints, and making investigations. As other controversies arose where the Legislature deemed that the public interest could best be served by regulation, additional duties were assigned to the Railroad Commission.

The Railroad Commission's authority was broadened beginning in 1917 with the passage of the Pipeline Petroleum Law (Senate Bill 68, 35th Legislature, Regular Session) that declared pipelines to be common carriers like railroads and placed them under the Commission's jurisdiction. This was the first act to designate the Railroad Commission as the agency to administer conservation laws relating to oil and gas. The Commission's regulatory and enforcement powers in oil and gas were increased by the Oil and Gas Conservation Law (Senate Bill 350 of the 36th Legislature, Regular Session), effective June 18, 1919. This act gave the Railroad Commission jurisdiction to regulate the production of oil and gas. Acting upon this legislation, the Commission adopted in 1919 the first statewide rules regulating the oil and gas industry to promote conservation and safety, including Rule 37. This rule requires minimum distances between wells at drilling sites in order to protect field pressure and correlative rights.

The Gas Utilities Act of 1920 (House Bill 11, 36th Legislature, 3rd Called Session) gave the Commission regulatory and rate authority over individuals and businesses producing, transporting, or distributing natural gas in Texas. In 1937, following a large natural gas explosion in a school in New London, Texas, the 45th Legislature passed legislation giving the Railroad Commission the authority to adopt rules and regulations pertaining to the odorization of natural gas or liquefied petroleum gases (House Bill 1017, Regular Session).

The passage of the Public Regulatory Act of 1975 (PURA) (House Bill 819, 64th Legislature, Regular Session) required certain state regulatory agencies, including the Commission, to set the overall revenues of a utility based on its "cost of service." Regulation of liquefied petroleum was added to the Commission's responsibilities in 1939 by the 46th Legislature (House Bill 792, Regular Session). The legislation authorized the Commission to adopt and enforce safety rules and standards in the storage, handling, transportation, and odorization of butane or LP-gases. Regulation of compressed natural gas was added to the Railroad Commission's responsibilities in 1983 (Senate Bill 617, 68th Legislature, Regular Session).

Railroad regulation was initially overseen by the Main Office, later the Main and Transportation Division, then the Transportation Division and finally the Rail Division. This division was responsible for checking equipment and track, railroad and signal operations, and hazardous material handling; conducting investigations of accidents and complaints concerning railroads; and securing federal funds to improve branch lines and preserve rail service to rural areas. The Division enforced rules aimed at removing obstructions on railroad rights-of-way and operated a crossing safety education program. In 2005, the Rail Division and its remaining function, rail safety regulation, were transferred to the Texas Department of Transportation (House Bill 2702, 79th Legislature, Regular Session). The Railroad Commission no longer has any railroad-related functions.

(Sources: Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; general laws and statutes; and the records themselves.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) had jurisdiction over the rates and operations of railroads, terminals, wharves and express companies. This series contains correspondence, reports, charters, laws, agreements, clippings, articles, publications, photographs, maps, and other materials documenting the history of rail companies in Texas and the role of the Railroad Commission of Texas in railroad regulation and rail history. Dates covered are 1836-1996, and undated, most items dating 1850-1960. According to a RRC staff memo from 1982, the Rail Division staff was encouraged to create an archives of rail company records to preserve the history of the Commission's rail activities. Topics listed in the memo for consideration include when railroad lines were constructed and abandoned, when companies were chartered, a history of the Commission's rail activities, and a history of railroads in Texas. The files gathered in this series cover some of this information.

The bulk of the records are railroad company files prepared for all railroads created and/or chartered in Texas. These railroad company files have information about the line typed or handwritten on the file folder. The information varies from folder to folder with all having the name of the line and usually the date it was chartered or created. Additional data found on many folders includes documentation of name changes of the company, mergers, if/when the line was discontinued or bought out, or similar information. Some of these annotated folders have long paragraphs about the railroad line's history. Items found within the folders may include correspondence on topics such as the history of the line, line abandonment, bonds, operating expenses, audits, etc. Also present in some files are valuation statements, financial or audit statements, copies of charters or other laws, agreements, reports, maps, or Railroad Commission or Interstate Commerce Commission orders or circulars. Not all folders contain records, many just have typed information on the folders. (The railroad company folders were in poor condition and were replaced with new folders during processing. Each folder was photocopied to retain the information found on the original folder.) The first folder in each alphabetical set (A, B, etc.) contains a list of individuals or companies whose last corporate name begins with that letter. The list gives the name, railroad line associated with the name, and a date. Entries are ordered chronologically by date, with dates on the lists ranging from 1915 to 1964.

Following the railroad company files are a group of rail history-related files created by the Railroad Commission to document its rail activities and railroad history. In addition to created and gathered histories, there is correspondence, reports and other materials on topics such as auditor duties, valuation, laws pertaining to railroads, Jim Crow laws, land grants, destruction of rail company records, rail gauges, passenger trains, and Rail Division activities. One interesting single item to note is a resignation letter from the RRC engineer in 1908. Added to the letter are notes by all three RRC commissioners regretting his resignation but understanding why he was leaving (the wages for the state were low and there was little room for professional advancement). Also of interest is a large group of letters from the mid 1940s in the files titled "Jim Crow law" concerning the segregation or lack thereof of white and black passengers into separate compartments on trains and/or the provision of separate but equal facilities to each group.

Two large wallets labeled as "Historical data" or "Historical file "contain a variety of reports, letters, photographs, maps, and other materials relating to Texas rail history, Railroad Commission history, or specific rail companies. Also present are folders of photographs showing railway and freight yards, depots, stations, rail cars and engines, most marked as exhibits (used in either Railroad Commission or Interstate Commerce Commission hearings) and many with docket numbers. There are two photographs especially worth noting - both are circa 1900 views of engines and rail employees. A few maps are in the historical files showing specific rail company lines, track facilities, or county/regional maps showing rail lines within a particular county or region. Few of the maps are marked with exhibit or docket numbers. There is little, none in most cases, printed docket material present with either the maps or the photographs. A small number of railroad company files for newer companies or regarding hearings on issues for specific lines are filed at the end of the historical files. A set of 1988 annual railroad company reports was removed from this accession and transferred to the series Annual reports of railroad companies.

This finding aid describes one series of the Railroad Commission of Texas records. See Railroad Commission of Texas: An Overview of Records for more records series.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are organized into two groups by State Archives staff - railroad company files and railroad history files. The railroad company files are arranged alphabetically by the name of the railroad line. The railroad history files begin with a set of topical files, followed by several history data files and photographs and ending with a small groups of newer railroad company files.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Researchers are required to wear gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.

Maps larger than 17 x 22 inches cannot be photocopied.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Railroads and state--Texas.
Railroads--Texas--Finance.
Railroads--Texas--Consolidation.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Railroads--about1890-1996.
Reports--Texas--Railroads--1888-1983.
Charters--Texas--Railroads--1838-1950.
Laws--Texas--Railroads--1836-1960.
Maps--Texas--Railroads--about 1940-1988.
Photographs--Texas--Railroads--about 1900-1988.
Functions:
Regulating railroads.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Railroad Commission of Texas annual reports of railroad companies, 1859-1867, 1873-1885, 1890-1996, 380.24 ft.
Railroad Commission of Texas. Railroad Commission outgoing correspondence, 1891-1934, 34.38 cubic ft. (255 letterpress copybooks)
Railroad Commission of Texas. Railroad Commission incoming correspondence, 1891-1942, 52 cubic ft.
Records relating to Railroads, 1842-1939, 9.4 cubic ft.
Texas Secretary of State, Statutory Filings Division, Statutory Documents Section: An Inventory of Railroad Charters and Related Records at the Texas State Archives, 1876-1988, 7.84 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Joint Committee to Investigate the Receivership of the International and Great Northern Railroad, Records, 1891, 5 inches [Restricted] [There is no finding aid for these records, the call number is 1988/61.]
Miscellaneous photographs removed from Railroad Commission records, 1922, 1930, 1931, 1933, 1942, 1948, fractional cubic ft.
T.L.L. Temple Memorial Archives, T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library and Archives, Diboll.
Texas Southeastern Railroad records and records of a few other small railroads in the east Texas area.
Railroad and Heritage Museum, Temple, Texas
Archives Collection (includes papers and engineering drawings of some railroad lines, photographs, and railroad publications)
DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Railroad companies records and papers are present in several collections, including the Muskogee Collection; the Everette Lee DeGolyer, Jr. Railroad Photographs; and the Baldwin Locomotive Collection
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Railroad companies records and papers, including the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company records; and the Roscoe, Synder, and Pacific Railway Company papers.
Special Collections Division, University of Texas at Arlington Libraries, Arlington.
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Records.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Railroad Commission of Texas railroad history files. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2000/139

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Rail Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas on April 12, 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura K. Saegert, August 2003

Finding aid edited for DACS compliance by Laura K. Saegert, November 2008


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Railroad history files, 1836-1996, bulk 1850-1960,
6.71 cubic ft.

Railroad company files
[Note: Information written or typed on the folders is generally undated, especially in those cases where all that exists is the name of the rail company and the date it was likely created or chartered. Specific dates are present for folders containing records (letters, reports, charters, etc).]
Box
2000/139-1 A
Abilene and Eastern Railway Co., undated
Abilene and Northern Railway Co., undated
Abilene and Southern Railway Co., 1918, 1926, 1989
Abilene Central Railway Co., 1913
Acme, Red River and Northern Railway Co., undated
Acme Tap Railroad Co., undated
Air Line Railroad Co., 1860, undated
Alexandria, Tyler and Northwestern Railway Co.
Altus, Lubbock, Roswell and El Paso Railroad Co., 1912, 1941-ca. 1950, undated
Amarillo, Plainview and Southern Railway Co.
American Cement Plaster Co., undated
American Railway Express Co., American Express Co., 1928-1929, 1954
Angelina County Lumber Co., undated
Anglo-American Land and Claim Assoc., 1959, undated
Angelina and Neches River Railroad Co., 1912
Aransas Dock and Channel Co.
Aransas Harbor and Northern Railway Co.
Aransas Harbor and Terminal Railway, 1917-1918, 1946
Aransas Pass Terminal Railway Co.
Aransas Road Co., 1856-1866
Aransas Terminal Railroad
Ardmore, Vernon and Lubbock Railway Co. of Texas
Arkansas Branch of the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad, ca. 1917, undated
Arkansas Construction Co., undated
Arkansas, Texas and Mexican Central Railway Co.
Artesian Belt Railroad, undated
Asherton and Gulf Railway Co., ca. 1919, undated
Asphalt Belt Railway Co., undated
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, 1957-1972, undated
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Co., 1866-1873, undated
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Co., undated
Austin Dam and Surburban Railway Co., ca. 1948, undated
Austin and Northwestern Railroad Co., 1949-1950, 1970, undated
Austin, Bastrop, Colorado Valley Terminal Railway Co.
Austin, Fredericksburg and Llano River Co.
Austin Iron Mountain and El Paso Railroad Co., 1866
Austin and Lockhart Railroad Co.
Austin and McGregor Railway Co.
Austin and Oatmonville Railway Co., 1946-1956
Austin and Southeastern Railway Co.
Austin and Pacific Short Line Railroad Co., 1873-1875, undated
Austin Mineral and Western Single Track or Narrow Gauge Railway, 1875, undated
B
Bartlett-Florence Railway Co., undated
Bartlett Western Railway Co., 1946-1961, undated
Bastrop and Taylor Railway Co., undated
Beaumont, Corsicana and Fort Worth Railroad Co., 1873-1875
Beaumont and Great Northern Railroad, ca. 1912, undated
Beaumont Lumber Co., undated
Beaumont Northern Railway Co.
Beaumont and Sour Lake Railway Co.
Beaumont, Sour Lake and Port Arthur Traction Co., undated
Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway Co., ca. 1912, 1937, 1946-1955, undated
Beaumont, Waco and Northern Railway Co.
Beaumont Wharf and Terminal Co., 1913, 1950, undated
Belton and Northeastern Railway Co.
Bering, Kiam and Southern Railroad, undated
Big Creek and Trinity Valley Railway Co.
Black Bayou Railroad Co.
Blackwell, Enid and Texas Railway Co., undated
Bois D'Arc and Southern Railway Co., 1943
Bolivar Point, East Texas and Red River Railroad Co., 1868-1870, undated
Bowers and Piney Creek Railway Co., undated
Brazos and Bernard Railway and Plank Road Co., 1850
Brazos Branch Railroad Co., undated
Brazos and Burleson Railroad Co., undated
Brazos, Caney and West Texas Railway Co.
Brazos and Colorado Railroad Co., 1852
Brazos and Colorado Railway Co., 1882, 1953
Brazos and Galveston Railroad Co., 1838-1841, undated
Brazos, Mound City and Northern Railroad Co.
Brazos and Northern Railway Co., 1953-1954
Brazos and Rio Grande Railway Co.
Brazos River Channel and Dock Co., 1897, undated
Brazos Terminal Railway Co.
Brazos Valley, Brenham and Gulf Railroad Co.
Brazos Valley Narrow Gauge Railway Co., 1875
Bremond's Road, undated
Brenham and Brazos Valley Railroad Co.
Brick Wharf (not incorporated), undated
Bridgeport and Decatur Railway Co.
Brownsville, Continental and Northern Railway Co.
Brownsville and Gulf Railway Co., 1955
Brownsville, Hidalgo and Northern Railway Co.
Brownsville Navigation District of Cameron County, Port of Brownsville, Brownsville, 1953-1954, undated
Brownsville and Rio Grande Railroad Co., 1853-1856
Brownsville Switching and Terminal Railroad Co.
Brownwood North and South Railway Co., 1913, undated
Brownwood Southwestern Railway Co.
Bryan, Brazos and Burleson Railway, 1941
Bryan, Brazos and Northwestern
Bryan and Brazos River Railway Co.
Bryan and Central Texas Interurban
Bryan College Interurban Co., ca. 1912
Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway Co. (No. 1), 1850-1875, 1904, 1944, 1988, undated
Buffalo Bayou and Trinity Railway Co., 1871
Burkeville Railway Co.
Burlington Line, 1946-1949
Burlington-Rock Island Railroad Co., 1908, 1913, 1922, 1947, 1951, 1963-1971, 1978, undated
Burr's Ferry, Browndel and Chester Railway Co., ca. 1913, undated
C
Caddo, Paris and Jefferson Branch of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Co., 1874, undated
Cage and Crow, undated
Cairo and Fulton Railroad Co., undated
Cairo and Fulton Railroad Co., undated
Cairo, Arkansas and Texas Railroad Co., undated
Calvert and Belton Railroad Co., 1871
Calvert and Brazos Valley Railroad Co.
Calvert, Waco and Brazos Valley Railroad Co.
Cane Belt Railroad Co., 1913, undated
Canyon Creek Railway, Inc., 1962, 1979
Caro Northern Railroad Co., 1912, 1919, 1925, 1941, 1946, 1957
W.T. Carter and Bro., undated
Carter-Kelly Lumber Co., undated
Carthage Branch Railway Co., 1871, 1873
Center and Teneha Railway Co.
Central Coal and Coke Co. of Kansas City, Mo., undated
Central and Montgomery Railway, undated
Central Narrow Gauge Railroad Co., 1875
Central Texas and Northwestern Railway Co., 1950, undated
Central Railway of Texas
Central Transit Co., 1866
Central Trust Co., undated
Central Wharf (not incorporated), undated
Central Wharf and Warehouse Company, 1873
Chambers Transportation Co., 1854, undated
Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway Co., undated
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Co., 1913-1914, 1949-1956, 1966-1975, undated
Chicago, Rock Island and Texas Railway Co., undated
Chicago, Rock Island and Mexico Railway Co., undated
Chicago, St. Louis and Texas Air Line Railway Co.
Chicago, Texas and Mexican Central Railway Co., 1929, 1955-1956, undated
Chicago, Weatherford and Brazos Valley Railroad Co.
Chicago, Weatherford and Gulf Railway Co.
Cisco and Northeastern Railway Co., 1931, undated
Choctaw Coal and Railway Co. in Texas
Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad Co., 1967
Clarendon, Oklahoma and St. Louis Railway Co.
Clark and Boice Lumber Co., undated
Cleburne Cross Timber Railway Co., 1871
Clinton-Oklahoma-Western Railroad Co. of Texas, undated
Colorado and Post Oak Island Railroad Co., 1871
Colorado River Western Railway, 1952-1954, undated
Colorado and Southern, 1949
Colorado, Texas and Mexico Railroad Co.
Colorado Valley Railway Co., 1853-1855
Colorado Valley Railway Co., 1898, 1972, undated
Colorado and Wilson Creek Railroad Co., 1846
Columbia Lumber Co., undated
Columbia, Wharton and Austin Railroad Co., 1854
Columbus, Austin and Parker County Railroad Co., 1873
Columbus, San Antonio and Rio Grande Railroad Co., 1861-1868
Columbus Tap Railway Co., 1860
Commerical Lumber Co., undated
Commerical Wharf (not incorporated)
Corpus Christi Coal and Petroleum Railroad Co., 1866
Corpus Christi and Eagle Pass Railroad Co.
Corpus Christi and Nueces Valley Railroad Co.
Concho, San Saba and Llano Valley Railroad Co., 1913, 1949, undated
Corpus Christi, San Diego and Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Railroad Co., 1851, undated
Corpus Christi, San Angelo and Roswell Railway, 1951-1958, 1973
Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Railroad Co., 1866, 1952, undated
Corpus Christi and South America Railway Co.
Corpus Christi Steamship and Overland Transportation Co., undated
Corsicana and North Western Railway Co.
Corsicana and Palestine Railroad Co., 1875
Corsicana and Palestine Railway Co.
Corsicana and Southeastern Railway Co.
Crew's Prismoidal One Rail Railway, undated
Crosbyton-Southplains Railroad Co., 1912, undated
Crystal City and Uvalde Railroad Co., 1951, undated
Ed. H. Cunningham and Co., undated
Cunningham Sugar Co., undated
D
Dallas, Archer and Pacific Railway Co.
Dallas and Cleburne Railway Co., 1956
Dallas, Cleburne and Southwestern Railway Co., 1912, 1925, undated
Dallas, Corsicana and Palestine Railway Co.
Dallas, Fairfield and Gulf Railway Co.
Dallas, Fort Worth and Gulf Railway Co., undated
Dallas and Greenville Railway Co.
Dallas and New Orleans Railway Co.
Dallas and New Mexico Railway Co., 1952, undated
Dallas and Northwestern Railway Co.
Dallas, Pacific and South Eastern Railway Co., 1952, undated
Dallas, Palestine and Southeast Texas Railroad Co., 1873
Dallas Terminal Railway and Union Depot Co., 1913, undated
Dallas Union Terminal Railway Co.
Dallas and Waco Railway Co., 1950
Dallas and Western Railway Co.
Dallas and Wichita Railroad Co., 1871-1875, undated
Dayton-Goose Creek Railway Co., undated
Dayton Lumber Co., undated
Decatur and West Texas Railway Co.
Deep Water Terminal Railroad Co.
DeKalb and Red River Railway Co.
Del Rio and Northern Railway Co.
Denison, Bonham and Gulf Railway Co.
Denison and Northern Railway Co., 1970
Denison, Bonham and New Orleans Railway Co., 1912, 1946, undated
Denison and Pacific Co., undated
Denison and Pacific Surburban Railway Co., 1912, 1924, 1930, 1942, undated
Denison, Sabine Pass and Rio Grande Railway Co.
Denison and Sherman Railway Co.
Denison and Southeastern Railway Co.
Denison and Washita Valley Railway Co.
Denton, Decatur and Western Railway Co.
Denton and Northwestern Railway Co.
Denver and Gulf Railroad Co. of Texas
Denver and New Orleans Railroad Co. in Texas
Box
2000/139-2 E
East Line and Red River Railroad Co., 1873, 1875, 1959, undated
Eagle Pass and Gulf Railway, unincoprorated, 1915-1916, undated
East Texas and Gulf Railway Co., 1946, undated
East Texas and Northwestern, undated
Eastern Railway Co. of New Mexico, undated
East Texas Railway Co., undated
Eastern Texas Railroad Co., undated
Eastern Texas Railroad Co., 1913, undated
Eastland, Wichita Falls and Gulf Railroad Co., 1944, undated
Elm Valley Railroad Co.
Edinburg-Falfurrias and Gulf Railroad Co.
El Paso and New Mexico Railroad Co. (of Texas)
El Paso and Northeastern Railroad Co., 1913, undated
El Paso and Northern Railway Co., undated
El Paso Southern Railway Co., undated
El Paso Terminal Railroad Co., undated
El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Co. of Texas, 1943, 1948, 1952
El Paso Union Passenger Depot Co., 1951, undated
El Paso and White Oaks Railroad Co. of Texas and Telegraph and Express Co.
El Paso and White Oaks Railway Co.
Enid, Ochiltree and Western Railroad Co., 1953
Emphoria and Gulf Railroad Co., 1946
Estacada and Gulf Railroad Co., undated
F
Fairfield East and West Railroad Co.
Fairfield, Hillsboro and Cleburne Railway Co., 1875
Fort Worth and Albuquerque Railroad Co.
Fort Worth, Cleburne and Waco Railway Co., 1873
Fort Worth and Denver Railway Co., 1873, 1913, 1931, 1941, 1951-1956, 1970, 1981, undated
Fort Worth and Denver Northern Railway Co., undated
Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway Co., 1948, undated
Fort Worth, Corsicana and Sabine Railway Co., undated
Fort Worth, Corsicana and Sabine Pass Railway Co.
Fort Worth Belt Railway Co., 1912, 1933, undated
Fort Worth and Denver Terminal Railway Co., 1913, undated
Fort Worth and New Orleans Railway Co., undated
Fort Worth and North Western Railway Co.
Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway Co., 1913, 1938, 1940, 1956, undated
Fort Worth and Southwestern Railway Co.
Fort Worth Stock Yards Belt Railway Co., undated
Fort Worth and Trinity Valley Railroad Co.
Fort Worth and Trinity Valley Railway Co.
Fort Worth Union Passenger Station Co. undated
Fort Worth Western Railway Co.
Fredericksburg and Northern Railway Co., 1949, 1954, undated
Fredericksburg and San Marcos Valley Railway Co.
Frio Valley Railroad Co.
Freeport Terminal Co., 1923
Frost-Lumber Co., undated
Frost Lumber Industries (non-carrier), undated
G
Gainesville, Henrietta and Western Railway Co., undated
Gainesville, McCallister and St. Louis Railway Co.
Gainesville, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Co.
Gainesville, Oklahoma and Western Railway Co.
Gainesville, Whitesboro and Sherman Railway Co.
Galveston Air Line Railway Co.
Galveston, Beaumont and North-Eastern Railway, undated
Galveston and Brazos Railroad, undated
Galveston, Brazos and Colorado Narrow Gauge Railway Co., 1875, 1956, undated
Galveston, Brazos and Southwestern Railway Co., undated
Galveston and Camargo International Railway Co.
Galveston and Colorado Railway Co., 1871
Galveston and Denver City Air Line Railway Co., 1871, undated
Galveston and Eagle Pass Air Line Railway Co.
Galveston, East End, Pier, Wharf, Dock, Shipping and Terminal Railway Co.
Galveston and Eastern Texas Railway Co., 1871-1873
Galveston and Eastern Texas Tap Railroad Co., 1866
Galveston and Great Northern Railway Co.
Galveston and Houston Junction Railroad Co., 1861, undated
Galveston, Jefferson and St. Louis Railroad Co., 1871, undated
Galveston Jetty Railway Co.
Galveston and Red River Railway Co., 1956, undated
Galveston and Rio Grande Railway Co., undated
Galveston, Sabine and St. Louis Railway Co., undated
Galveston and St. Louis Railway Co.
Galveston Terminal Railway Co., 1912, 1950, undated
Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway Co., 1913, 1950-1956, undated
Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad Co., 1854-1858, 1913, 1947, 1969, 1988, undated
Galveston, Houston and Northern Railway Co., undated
Galveston, La Porte and Houston Railroad Co., 1951-1956, undated
Galveston Passenger Depot, undated
Galveston Wharf Co., undated
Galveston Wharf and Cotton Press Co., undated
Galveston and Western Railway Co., 1897, 1904-1905, 1923, 1927, 1950-1957, undated
Galveston Wharf Junction Railroad Co., 1866, undated
Galveston Wharves (Board of Trustees), 1854-1866, 1913, 1929, 1930-1931, undated
Georgetown and Granger Railroad Co., 1953, undated
Georgetown Railroad Co., undated
Georgetown and Rockdale Railway Co., 1875
Gilmer and Sulphur Springs Railroad Co., 1854
Glen Rose and Walnut Springs Railway Co.
Glenham Terminal Co., undated
Gonzales Branch Railroad Co., undated
Gonzales Tap Railway Co., 1874
Grande Prairie and Northern Railroad Co.
Granger, Georgetown, Austin and San Antonio Railway Co., 1953
Great Southwest Railroad, Inc., 1958-1959
G.L. Greatsinger, undated
Granite Mountain and Marble Fallas City Railroad Co., undated
Greenville Northwestern Railway Co., undated
Greenville and Whitewright Northern Traction Co., undated
Groveton, Lufkin and Northern Railway Co., 1913, undated
Guadalupe Valley Railway Co., 1942, 1952-1953
Gulf and Interstate Railway Co. of Texas, 1913, 1950, undated
Gulf Coast and Provident City Railway Co., 1951
Gulf, Beaumont and Great Northern Railway Co., 1913, undated
Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City Railway Co., 1913, undated
Gulf and Brazos River Railroad Co.
Gulf, Brazos Valley and Pacific Railway Co.
Gulf and Brazos Valley Railway Co., undated
Gulf, Brownwood and Cisco Railway Co.
Gulf Coast and Austin City Railway Co., 1854
Gulf Coast Lines, 1951-1955
Gulf and Desdemona Northern Railroad Co., 1920, 1958, 1992
Gulf and Northern Railway Co., 1943
Gulf and Northwestern Railroad Co.
Gulf and Northwestern Railway Co.
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Co., 1875, 1889, 1913, 1917, 1933, 1946-1955, undated
Gulf and Pacific Railway Co.
Gulf, Santa Fe and Northwestern Railway Co., undated
Gulf Terminal Railway Co. (no such corporation), 1943
Gulf, Texas and Northern Railroad Co.
Gulf, Texas and Northern Railway Co.
Gulf and West Texas Railway Co., 1949, 1951, undated
Gulf, Soash and Pacific Railway Co.
Gulf, Texas and Western Railway Co., 1913, undated
Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific Railway Co. (No. 11), 1870-1875, 1950, undated
H
Haines, Brackett, Fort Clark and Rio Grande Railroad Co.
Haines Medina Valley Railroad Co.
Hamlin and Northwestern Railway Co., 1956
Harrisburg and Brazos Railroad, undated
Harrisburg Railroad and Trading Co., 1841, undated
Harrisburg City Co., 1955-1956, undated
Hayward Lumber Co., undated
Hearne, Belton and Northwestern Railroad Co., 1874
Hearne and Brazos Valley Railway Co., 1913, undated
Hempstead Eastern and Western Trunk Railway Co. of Texas, 1870-1873
Hempstead and Montgomery Railroad Co.
Hempstead and West Liberty Air Line Railway Co., 1871
Henderson and Burkeville Railroad Co., 1852-1856, undated
Henderson and Center Railway Co., 1875
Henderson and Logansport Railroad Co., 1856
Henderson, Marshall and Jefferson Railroad Co., undated
Henderson and Overton Branch Railroad Co., undated
Hillsboro, Dawson, South East and Northwest Railroad Co.
Hockley and Montgomery Railroad Co., 1875, undated
Houston, Beaumont and New Orleans Railroad Co.
Houston, Beaumont and Northern Railway Co.
Houston Belt and Railway Co., undated
Houston Belt and Magnolia Park Railway Co., undated
Houston Belt and Terminal Co., 1913, 1950-1951
Houston, Brazos and Northern Railroad Co.
Houston and Brazos Railroad Co., 1839
Houston and Brazos Valley Railway Co., 1914-1915, 1954
Houston and Texas Central Railway Co., 1850-1870, 1913, 1947-1968, undated
Houston East and West Texas Railway Co., 1875, 1913, 1950, 1976, 1996, undated
Houston Fostoria and Northern Railroad Co., 1941
Houston and Galveston Wharf and Express Compress Co., undated
Houston and Galveston Wharf and Press Co., undated
Houston Gravel Railroad Co.
Houston and Great Northern Railroad Co., undated
Houston Municipal Railway, 1955-1956, undated
Houston, Oaklawn and Magnolia Park Railway Co., undated
Houston North Shore Railway Co., 1945
Houston-Port Arthur Railway Co., undated
Houston Railway Co., undated
Houston, Sabine and Orange Railway Co.
Houston, Sabine Pass and Denison Railway Co.
Houston, Sabine and Red River Co.
Houston Ship Channel
Houston, Shreveport and Chesapeake Railroad Co.
Houston Taps and Brazoria Railway Co., undated
Houston Tap Railroad, undated
Houston, Texas and Red River Railway Co.
Houston and Texas Western Railroad Co.
Houston, Trinity and Tyler Railroad Co., 1860-1861
Houston Union Station, undated
Huntsville Branch Railway Co., undated
Huntsville, New Orleans and Western Railway Co., 1955, undated
Huntsville Railroad Co., 1856
I
International and Great Northern Railroad Co., 1856-1875, 1913, 1923, 1926, 1940-1948, 1954-1956, undated
International Pacific Railroad, undated
International Railroad Co., undated
Imperial Sugar Co., undated
Imperial Valley Railway, undated
Independence, Clay Station and Brazos Valley Railroad Co.
Indianola Railroad Co., 1858-1866, 1950, undated
Indianola, San Antonio and El Paso Railroad Co., 1871
International Creosoting and Construction Co., undated
J
Jasper and Eastern Railway Co., 1913, 1942, undated
Jasper Southern Railway Co.
Jefferson County Navigation District
Jefferson and Northwestern Railway Co., 1912, 1922, 1946, undated
Jefferson, Linden and Texarkana Railway Co., 1875, undated
Jefferson Railroad Co., 1854-1855
Jefferson and Shreveport Railroad Co., 1870
Jefferson and Southeastern Railway Co.
Joint Texas Division, undated
K
Kansas City Southern Railway Co., 1947, 1951, 1956, 1969, 1974, undated
Kansas City, El Paso and Mexican Railway Co. of Texas, undated
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad Co. of Texas, 1913, 1950-1956, 1982, undated
Kansas City, Nevada and Fort Smith Railroad Co., undated
Kansas City and New Orleans Railway Co.
Kansas City, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Co.
Kansas City, Oklahoma and Houston Railway Co.
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad Co., undated
Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad Co.
Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Co., undated
Kansas and Texas City Southern Railroad Co.
Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Co. of Texas, 1940, 1945, 1965, undated
Kaufman Tap Railroad Co., 1875
Kildare and Linden Railway (not incorporated), undated
Knox Lumber Co., undated
Kyle, Lockhart and Southern Railway Co.
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Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas Railway Co., 1935-1936
Labadie Wharf, undated
Lake City Railway Co., 1874-1875
Lake Creek Railway Co., undated
Lampasas, Burnet and Southwestern Railway Co.
Lancaster Tap Railroad (not incorporated), 1975, undated
La Porte-Houston and Northern Railway Co., 1965, undated
La Salle and El Paso Railway Co., 1850-1853
Lavaca County Tap Railway Co., 1873
La Vaca, Guadalupe and San Saba Railroad Co., 1846
Lavaca Wharf Co., 1861
Liberty County Navigation District
Ledbetter and LaGrange Railway Co., 1873
Link Line (charter amendment), undated
Livingston and Southeastern Railway Co., 1946
Llano-Estacada Railway Co., undated
Lodwick Lumber Co., undated
Longview and Sabine Valley Railway Co.
Longview and Texarkana Air Line Railroad Co.
Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Co., 1961, 1972-1974, undated
Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas Railway Co., undated
Louisiana East and Central Texas Railway Co.
Louisiana Railway and Navigation Co. of Texas, undated
Louisiana Western Extension Railroad Co., undated
Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railroad Co., undated
Lufkin Land and Lumber Co., 1946, 1954, undated
Lufkin South and Southeastern Railroad Co.
M, Mc
Marshall, Elysian Fields and Southeastern Railway Co., 1913, 1922-1923, undated
Marshall and Carthage Narrow Gauge Railroad Co.
Marshall and East Texas Railway Co.
Marshall, Jefferson and North Western Railway Co.
Marshall and Mansfield Railroad Co.
Marshall North and South Railway Co.
Marshall and Northwestern Railway Co., undated
Marshall, Paris, and Northwestern Railway Co.
Marshall Railroad Co., 1853
Marshall Railway and Plank Road Co., 1850
Marshall, Texas and Mansfield, Louisiana Railroad Co., 1871, 1874, undated
Marshall, Timpson and Sabine Pass Railroad Co., 1955, undated
Matagorda Railway Co., 1860
Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad Co., undated
Memphis and El Paso and Pacific Railroad Co., undated
Merchants Wharf, undated
Metropolitan Railroad Co., 1860
Mexican, Gulf and Henderson Railroad Co. of the State of Texas, undated
Mexican National Railway Co., undated
Micolithic Co. of Nevada
Midland and Northwestern Railway Co., 1919, 1962
Mineral Wells Railway Co.
Mississippi and Pacific Railroad Co., 1853-1860, undated
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Extension Railway Co., undated
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Co., 1962, 1969
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Co., 1866-1870, 1913, 1922, 1942-1943, 1948-1955, undated
Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Co., 1913, undated
Missouri Pacific Railroad Co., 1952-1957, 1972, 1974, undated
Montague and South Western Railway Co.
Moscow, Camden and San Augustine Railroad, 1912, 1951, undated
Motley County Railway Co., undated
Mountain Valley and Plains Railroad Co. of Texas
Myrtle Springs Short Line Railroad Co.
N, 1947
Nacogdoches and Southeastern Railroad Co., 1922, 1943, 1947, undated
Naples, El Paso and San Francisco, 1941
National Railways of Mexico, 1954-1955, undated
Navigation districts, 1954, undated
Neches Bridge Co. (not incorporated)
New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad Co., undated
New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Railroad Co., undated
New Orleans and Texas Railway Co., 1854-1856, undated
New Orleans, Texas and Pacific Railway Co., undated
New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway, 1946, 1951-1952
New York, Texas and Mexican Railway Co., 1964, undated
North East Texas Railway Co.
North Galveston, Houston and Kansas City Railroad Co., undated
North Plains and Santa Fe Railway Co., undated
North and South Texas Railway Co.
North Texas and Gulf Railway Co.
North Texas and Louisiana Railway Co.
North Texas and Santa Fe Railway Co., undated
Northwest Branch Road of the Rockport, Fulton, Laredo and Mexican Pacific Railroad Co., undated
Nueces River Valley Railroad Co.
Nueces Valley, Rio Grande and Gulf Railroad
Nueces Valley, Rio Grande and Mexican Railway Co., undated
O, 1940
Oakwood and Trinity River Southern Railway Co.
Oklahoma City and Texas Railroad Co., undated
Oklahoma, Red River and Texas Railway Co.
Oklahoma, Texas and Gulf Railway Co.
Oklahoma and Texas Southern Railway Co.
Oklahoma and Texas Southern Railway Co.
Oklahoma, Vernon and Pacific Railway Co.
Old River and Trinity Railway Co.
Opelousas and Texas Western Railroad Co., 1858
Orange and Bolivar Point Railroad Co., 1874
Orange, Call and Pine Belt Railroad Co.
Orange County Conservation and Reclamation District and Orange County Navigation District - see Navigation districts
Orange, Jasper and Henderson Railroad Co., 1866
Orange, Jasper and Shelby Railroad Co., 1873-1874
Orange Mountain Railroad Co. of Texas
Orange and Northwestern Railroad Co., 1941, 1950, 1956, undated
Orange Northeastern Railway
Orange Terminal Railroad Co.
P, 1945, 1949
Palmer-Sullivan concessions in Mexico, undated
Palmetto Lumber Co., undated
Palmetto Wharf, undated
Palo Duro, Burlington and West Texas, 1956, undated
Pan American Railway Co.
Panhandle and Gulf Railway Co., 1953, undated
Pan Handle, Corsicana and New Orleans Railroad Co.
Panhandle Railway Co., undated
Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway Co., 1912, 1924, 1929, 1931-1932, 1951, 1955, 1961, 1970, undated
Panhandle Short Line Railroad Co.
Panhandle Short Line Railway Co.
Paris and Bonham Tap of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad Co., 1871
Paris, Choctaw and Little Rock Railway Co.
Palestine Tap Railway Co., 1860
Palestine and Dallas Railroad Co.
Palacios, San Antonio and Pecos Valley Railway Co.
Pacific and Great Eastern Railway Co. of Texas, 1870-1875
Naples and Northwestern Railway Co.
Paris and Great Northern Railroad Co., 1913, undated
Paris, Greenville and Cleburne Railway Co., 1873
Paris and Mount Pleasant Railroad Co., 1913, 1988, undated
Paris, Hearne, Brazos and Gulf Railway Co.
Paris, Marshall and Sabine Pass, undated
Passenger depots:
El Paso Union Passenger Depot
Fort Worth Union Passenger Station Co.
Galveston Passenger Depots
Houston Union Station
Texarkana Union Station Trust, 1925, 1943, 1954
Union Passenger Depot of Galveston
Wichita Falls Union Passenger Station, undated
Peach River and Gulf Railway Co.
Peavey-Moore Lumber Co., undated
Pecos and Northern Texas Railway Co., 1941, 1951, undated
Pecos River Railroad Co., 1913, undated
Pecos Valley and Northeastern Railway Co., undated
Pecos Valley Southern Railway Co., 1913, 1947-1948
Permian Basin Railroad, 1967-1971, undated
Pilot Point, Gainesville and Western Railway Co.
Planter's Cotton Press Co., 1866, undated
Planter's Terminal Railway Co.
Pleasanton Railroad
Point Comfort and Northern Railway Co., 1948-1951
Port Arthur Canal and Dock Co., 1924, undated
Port Arthur Land Co., undated
Port Arthur and Houston Short Line
Port Arthur, Houston and Western Railway Co.
Port Arthur Townsite Co.
Port Bolivar, Galveston and Virginia Point Terminal Railroad Co.
Port Bolivar Iron Ore Railway Co., undated
Port of Harlingen
Port Isabel and Rio Grande Valley Railway, 1866, 1871, 1950-1952, undated
Port Terminal Railroad Association
Portland, Monterey and Gulf Railway Co.
Port O'Connor, Rio Grande and Northern Railway Co., 1953, undecided
Port Sullivan, Belton and Northwestern Railroad Co., 1869, undated
Port Terminal Railroad Association, 1945-1966, 1976, undated
Powder Horn, Victoria and Gonzales Railroad Co., 1856
Privately owned railroads (list), undated
Pullman Co., 1953
Q
Quanah, Seymour, Dublin and Rockport Railway Co., undated
Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway Co., 1913, 1959, 1961, undated
R
Ragley Lumber Co.
Railway Express Agency, Inc., 1922-1926, 1932, 1968
Red River and Rio Grande Railway Co., 1875
Red River and South Western Railway Co.
Red River, Sabine and Western Railway Co., undated
Red River and Gulf Terminal Railway Co.
Red River, Texas and Southern Railway Co.
Rio Grande City Railway Co., 1950
Rio Grande City and Northern Railway, 1966, undated
Rio Grande and Eagle Pass Railway Co., 1913, 1946, undated
Rio Grande and El Paso Railroad Co., 1913, undated
Rio Grande and Gulf of Mexico Railroad Co., 1850, undated
Rio Grande and Pecos Railway Co., undated
Rio Grande, El Paso and Santa Fe Railroad Co., 1944
Rio Grande Frontier and Seaboard Railway Co.
Rio Grande, Micolithic and Northern Railway, undated
Rio Grande Northern Railway, 1945, 1952
Rio Grande Railroad Co./Rio Grande Railway Co., 1913, undated
Rio Grande Railway and Turnpike Co., undated
Riverside and Gulf Railway Co.
Rice Belt Railway Co.
Ringling, Eastland and Gulf Railway, undated
Riviera Beach and Western Railway Co., 1917
Robert Lee and Fort Chadbourne Railway Co.
Roby and Northern Railroad, 1915-1916, undated
Rock Island, Texico-Farwell and Southern Railway Co.
Rockdale, Sandow and Southern Railroad Co., 1953
Rockland, Jasper and Northeastern Railway Co.
Rockport, Fulton, Laredo and Mexican Pacific Railroad Co., 1871-1873, undated
Rockport Harbor Island Surburban Railroad
Rockport and Port Aransas Railroad Co.
Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railway Co., [1913], 1920, 1949, 1984
Rosenburg, Damon Mound and Gulf Railway Co.
Roswell, Lubbock and Memphis Railway Co.
Rusk and Harrison County Railway Co., 1871
Rusk, New Birmingham and Dallas Railroad Co.
Rusk Transportation Co., undated
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Sabine and East Texas Railway Co., undated
Sabine and Galveston Bay Railroad and Lumber Co., undated
Sabine Basin Railway Co., undated
Sabine and Neches Valley Railway Co., 1950, undated
Sabine and Northern Railway Co.
Sabine and Northwestern Railway Co.
Sabine Pass, Alexandria and Northwestern Railway Co.
Sabine Pass and Denison Railway Co., undated
Sabine Pass and North Western Railway Co., 1939, undated
Sabine Pass and Northwestern Railway Co.
Sabine Pass and Red River Railway Co., 1870
Sabine Pass and Texas Northern Railway Co.
Sabine Pass and Texas Northwestern, 1941
Sabine and Rio Grande Railroad Co., 1854, 1858, 1860
Sabine River Railway Co.
Sabine River and Northern Railroad Co., 1965
Sabine Terminal Railway and Union Depot Co.
Sabine Tram and Lumber Co., undated
Sabine Valley Railway Co.
Sabine and Western Railway Co.
Saint Joseph Railway Co.
St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway Co., 1913-1914, 1949-1952, undated
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway Co., 1853, 1953-1955, undated
St. Louis and the Mexican Branch of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, undated
St. Louis and Mexican Gulf Railroad Co., undated
St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway Co., 1952-1955, 1982, undated
St. Louis Southwestern Railway Co. of Texas, 1913, 1972-1974, 1983, undated
St. Louis Southwestern Railway Co. (Missouri), undated
St. Louis, Texas and Gulf of Mexico Railway Co.
Sabine Cement Plaster Co., undated
Sanford and Northern Railway Co., undated
San Antonio Belt and Terminal Railway Co., undated
San Antonio and Border Railroad Co.
San Antonio and Brownsville Railroad Co.
San Antonio and Brownsville Railway Co.
San Antonio and Crowther Railroad Co.
San Antonio and Fredericksburg Narrow Gauge Railway Co., 1875
San Antonio, Fredericksburg and Northern Railway Co., 1949, undated
San Antonio and Gulf Air Line Railway Co.
San Antonio and Gulf Shore Railway Co., undated
San Antonio and Gulf Railroad, undated
San Antonio Railroad Co., undated
San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway Co., 1894-1913, 1918-1919, 1974, undated
San Antonio, Rio Grande and Tampico Railway Co., undated
San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley Railroad Co.
San Antonio, Llano and Northern Railroad Co.
San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad, 1850-1873, 1942, 1948, 1950, undated
San Antonio Southern Railway Co., 1911-1916, 1972, undated
San Antonio Southern Railway Co., undated
San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad Co., 1951-1952, 1969, undated
San Antonio, Rockport and Mexican Railroad Co.
San Antonio, Rock Springs and Western Railroad Co.
San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley Railway, 1951
San Augustine County Lumber Co.
San Benito and Rio Grande Vally Railway Co., 1955, undated
San Diego and Gulf Railway Co.
San Diego, El Paso and St. Louis Railroad Co.
San Diego and North Eastern Railroad Co.
San Jacinto and North Texas Railroad Co.
San Jacinto and Southern Railroad Co.
San Marcos Valley Inter-Urban Railway
San Pedro Spring Railroad Co., 1866
San Saba Valley Railroad Co.
Santa Fe Dock and Channel Co., undated
Seguin and North-Western Railroad Co.
Sherman, Denison and Dallas Railway Co., undated
Sherman and Northern Railway Co.
Sherman and North Western Narrow Gauge Railway
Sherman and Northwestern Railway Co.
Sherman and Red River Railroad Co., 1871, undated
Sherman, Shreveport and Southern Railway Co.
Sherman, Tyler and Henderson Railway Co., 1873-1875
Sherman, Wichita and Panhandle Railway Co., 1873-1875, undated
Shreveport and Gulf Railroad Co.
Shreveport, Houston and Gulf Railroad Co., 1912
C.F. Simmons Co., unincorporated, undated
Sour Lake Tap Railroad Co., 1866
South Galveston and Gulf Shore Railroad Co., 1893-1894, 1956, undated
Southern Kansas Railway Co. of Texas, 1913, undated
Southern Pacific Railroad Co., undated
Southern Pacific Co., 1946-1962, 1970-1974, undated
Southern Pacific Terminal Co.
Southern Pine Lumber Co.
Southern Trans-Continental Railway Co., undated
South Plains and Santa Fe Railway Co., 1924, 1947, undated
South Texas and Gulf Railway Co.
Southwest Texas Railroad Co., 1956, undated
Southwestern Railroad Co., 1874
Southwestern Railway Co.
Southwestern and Rio Grande Railroad Co., 1874, undated
Stamford and Eastern Railway Co., undated
Stamford and Northern Railway Co.
Stamford and Northwestern Railway Co., 1913, undated
Star Mining and Transportation Co., 1871, undated
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway Co. in Texas, 1949, undated
Street railways and other transport
[Empty. This was used as a marker; there are no folders associated with it.]
Stephenville North and South Texas Railway Co., 1913, 1940-1949, undated
Sugar Land Railway Co., 1912-1919, 1945-1949, 1952, undated
Sulphur Springs and Red River Railway Co.
Sulphur Springs and Mount Pleasant Railroad Co.
T
Taylor, Bastrop and Houston Railway Co., undated
Taylor, Somerville and Gulf Railway Co.
Temple-Northwestern Railway Co., 1954
Temple, Northwestern and Gulf Railway Co., 1913
Terminal Associations - Corpus Christi Terminal Association, 1929, 1951, 1954
Terminal Railway, undated
Texarkana and Dangerfield Railway Co.
Texarkana and Northern Railway Co., undated
Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway Co., 1913, 1923, 1934, 1942, undated
Texarkana Union Station
Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana Railway, 1912, 1971, undated
Texas and New Orleans Railroad:
1948-1961, undated
1913-1919, 1942-1943
1856-1875
Texas and Pacific Railroad Co.:
1946-1954, 1974, 1984-1985, undated
1861, 1935, 1940-1951, undated
1913, undated
1852-1873
Bibliography (from history), undated
Texas Cattle Trail Railway Co.
Texas City Company
Texas City Terminal Co., undated
Texas City Terminal Railway
Texas City Terminal Railway Co., 1921, 1923, 1950, undated
Texas City Transportation Co.
Texas Coast Line Railway Co., 1954
Texas Central Railway Co., 1941, 1946, 1953, undated
Texas Central Railroad Co., 1861
Texas Electric Railway Co., 1928-1929, 1959-1961, undated
Texas Grand Trunk Railroad Co.
Texas and Great North Western Railroad Co.
Texas and Great Western Railroad
Texas, Gulf and Northern Railway Co.
Texas and Gulf Railway Co., undated
Texas and Gulf Railway Co., 1913, 1945, undated
Texas, Kansas and Omaha Railway Co.
Texas Land and Immigration Co., undated
Texas, Louisiana and Eastern Railroad Co., undated
Texas and Louisiana Railway Co.
Texas and Louisiana South Eastern Railroad Co.
Texas and Louisiana Railroad Co., 1852
Texas and Louisiana Railroad Co., undated
Texas, Louisiana and Western Rail Road Co.
Texas and Mexican Railway Co., 1860, 1952
Texas and Mexican Pacific Railroad Co., 1874-1876, undated
Texas Mexican Northern Railway Co., undated
Texas Mexican Railway Co., 1875-1876, 1913, 1941-1944, 1952, 1960, 1973, 1982, undated
Texas Mexican Railway Co., undated
Texas Midland, Gulf and New Orleans Railway Co., 1874
Texas Midland Railroad, 1913, 1937, 1946, 1949, 1955, undated
[Texas Midland Railroad] Hetty Green, undated
Texas Midland Railway Co., undated
Texas Navigation Co., undated
Texas, New Mexico and Pacific Railway
Texas-New Mexico Railway Co., 1930, undated
Texas, New Mexico and Western Railway Co.
Texas North and South Railway Co.
Texas and North-Eastern Railway Co.
Texas Northern Railroad Co., undated
Texas Northern Railway Co., undated
Texas Northern Railway Co., undated
Texas and Northern Railway Co., 1948-1949
Texas Northwestern and Gulf Railway Co., undated
Texas North Western Railway Co.
Texas Overland Transportation Co., 1866
Texas Pacific-Missouri Pacific Terminal Railroad Co. of New Orleans, 1956
Texas and Pacific Northern Railway Co., undated
Texas Rail-Road, Navigation and Banking Co., 1836
Texas Railroad Co.
Texas Railway Co., 1953
Texas, Sabine Valley and Northwestern Railway Co., undated
Texas and St. Louis Railway Co., 1946, 1949, undated
Texas and Sabine Valley Railway Co.
Texas, Panhandle and Gulf Railroad Co.
Texas South-Eastern Railroad Co., 1913, 1955, 1961-1962, undated
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2000/139-5 Texas Short Line Railway Co., 1913, 1925, 1931, 1934, 1962
Texas State Railroad:
1938-1963, 1970-1980, undated
1950
1943
1929
1921-1926, undated
Texas Southern Railway Co., 1946, undated
Texas Southern Railway Co.
Texas Southern Trunk Line Railroad Co. and Telegraph and Express Co.
Texas Timber and Prairie Railroad Co., 1870-1875
Texas Transportation Co.
Texas Transportation Co., 1932, 1947, 1957
Texas Trunk Railroad Co., 1958, undated
Texas Western and Circle Belt Railway Co.
Texas Western Railway Co., 1870-1873, 1939, 1944-1949, 1955, 1965, 1968, undated
Texas Western Railroad Co., undated
Texas Western Narrow Gauge Railway Co., undated
Thirty-Fifth Parallel Railroad Co., undated
Timpson and Henderson Railway Co., 1913, 1959, 1972
Timpson North Western Railway Co., undated
Toyah Valley Railway Co.
Transcontinental Routes, 1850, undated
Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway Co., undated
Trinity, Cameron and Western Railroad Co., 1953, undated
Trinity, Corrigan and Northwestern Railway Co.
Trinity County Lumber Co., undated
Trinity and Sabine Railway Co., undated
Trinity Valley Railroad Co., 1860-1866, undated
Trinity Valley and Northern Railway Co., 1912, 1933, undated
Trinity Valley Railroad Co., undated
Trinity Valley Southern Railroad Co., 1912, 1923, 1929, undated
Twin Cities Union Railways Co.
Tyler and Dallas Railroad Co., 1854
Tyler Southeastern Railway Co., undated
Tyler Tap Railroad Co., 1871-1873, 1946, 1949, undated
U
Union Pacific Central Railroad Co.
Union Central Railway, 1941
Union Pacific Railway Co., Southern Branch, undated
Union Passenger Depot Co. of Galveston, 1928-1933, undated
Union Terminal Co., 1916, 1959, 1974-1975
Union Terminal Co., trust fund and agreements, 1912, 1942
[3 folders]
Uvalde and L.V. Interurban, 1941
Uvalde and Northern Railway Co., 1948-1949, 1971
V
Virginia Point and Austin Railroad Co., 1853
Vining and Coleman Railway Co.
Victoria County Navigation District, 1954
Victoria and Columbia Railroad Co., undated
Vicksburg and El Paso Railroad Co., 1853, undated
Vicksburg, Shreveport and Texas Railroad Co., 1949, 1954, undated
Velasco Terminal Railway Co., undated
Velasco and Surfside Railway Co.
Velasco Suburban and Belt Line Railway Co.
Velasco and Northern Railway Co.
Velasco, Brazos and Northern Railway Co., undated
Van Zandt Central Railway Co.
Van Horn Valley Railway Co.
W
Waco and Brazos Valley Railway Co.
Waco and Northwestern Railroad Co., 1953, 1956, undated
Waco and Northwestern Railway Co.
Waco and Sabine Pass Railway Co.
Waco, Beaumont and Northern, undated
Waco, Beaumont, Trinity and Sabine Railway, 1923, 1946, 1961-1962, 1979, undated
Waco, Hamilton and Brownwood Railway Co.
Waco, Lampasas and Llano Railway Co.
Waco Tap Railroad Co., 1866-1873, undated
Warren and Corsicana Pacific Railway Co.
Warren Central Railroad Co., 1932-1935
Washington County Rail Road Co., 1856-1866, 1951-1955, undated
Waxahachie Tap Railroad Co., 1875, 1950, undated
Weatherford City and Suburban Railroad Co., undated
Weatherford, Mineral Wells and Northwestern Railway Co., 1913, 1952, 1974, undated
West Ross Railroad Co.
West Texas and Northern Railway Co.
Western Narrow Gauge Railway Co., undated
Western Wharf, undated
Whitestone Railroad Co., 1960-1962, 1979, undated
Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway Co. of Texas, ca. 1913
Wichita Falls and Oklahoma Railway Co., 1913, undated
Wichita Falls and Oklahoma Railway Co., undated
Wichita Falls Railway Co., 1913, undated
Wichita Falls, Ranger and Fort Worth Railroad Co., undated
Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad Co., ca. 1913, 1944, 1954-1956, undated
Wichita Falls and Southern Railway Co.
Wichita Falls Union Passenger Station
Wichita Falls and Wellington Railway Co. of Texas, ca. 1913, undated
Wichita Falls and Winfield Railway Co.
Wichita Valley Railroad Co., 1913, undated
Wichita Valley Railway Co., 1913, 1932, 1953, undated
Winnsboro and Gilmer Railroad Co., undated
Winter Garden Belt Railway Co.
X, Y, Z
Yates and West Texas Railway Co., undated
Rail history files
Box
2000/139-5 RRC memo to create railroad archives, 1982
Accounting procedures and formulas, 1895-1956, undated
[2 folders]
Accounting, Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) forms and procedures, 1921-1972
[4 folders]
Acts applicable to all railroads:
1925, undated
Land grants, 1854-1882
Regulations, 1853-1879
Relief, right of way, 1861-1870, 1956
Incorporation and organization, 1876
School fund loan or investment, 1856-1875
Miscellaneous, 1860-1879
Acts pertaining to employees, 1957, undated
Authority and duties of the Railroad Commission, 1936, 1942-1949
Destruction of records [ICC and RCC circulars]:
1949, 1954, 1963-1964
1942, 1945, undated
1916, 1942
1912-1915
Forfeiture of charter, 1949, undated
Form B reports, 1942-1962
Gauges for railroads, 1871, 1953-1956, undated
Jim Crow law:
Circulars, laws, correspondence, 1939-1943, 1994
Correspondence, 1943-1946
Correspondence, laws, Attorney General opinions, 1943-1946
Correspondence, circulars, clipping, Attorney General opinion, 1943-1946
Box
2000/139-6 Land grants to railroads:
GLO reports, 1918-1920, 1928-1930, 1934-1946
The Railroad Land Grant Legend in American History Texts, by Robert S. Henry, 1945
Notes, correspondence, 1882, 1916, 1939, 1948-1950, undated
Logging roads, 1954-1955, 1970
Maps:
Texas Highway Map, 1960
Texas railroad map by RRC, 1982
Map of Texas by the U.S. War Department, 4th Army Engineers, 1946
Relocation - Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway, U.S. Engineers, undated
Correspondence re: maps, 1968, 1973-1974
Muir, Dr. Andrew E., correspondence, 1953
Passenger train miles - passenger report, monthly, 1934-1935, 1948
Passenger train lists:
[Lists of trains with the number of passengers transported. The rail companies are usually applying to discontinue passenger service.]
Correspondence, lists, Attorney General opinion, 1951-1958, 1983, 1988
Reports, lists, 1953-1958
Lists, 1948-1955
RRC orders relative to quarterly filing, 1914, 1942, 1963-1964
Railroad retirement and unemployment insurance, 1955, 1959
S.G. Reed, correspondence, book review of Reed's book, 1941-1947
S.G. Reed, articles by Reed from the Southern Pacific Bulletin, 1942-1947
[2 folders]
Safety Appropriation Act, history, 1935-1942, undated
Safety Appropriation Act, history, 1941, 1949
U.S. Supreme Court decisions, 1933-1934
U.S. Supreme Court decisions, 1932-1935, 1948
Valuation data, 1921-1951
[4 folders]
B.F. Yoakum, undated
Wallet - Historical files, miscellaneous:
[The majority of the documents concern applications for tariffs or mortgages.]
San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway - correspondence, applications, circulars, tariffs:
1902-1904, 1913
1903-1906
Correspondence, finance docket, circulars and tariffs, various railway companies, 1896-1898, 1911, 1925, 1937
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway:
Applications, tariffs, circulars, correspondence, 1924-1927
Applications, correspondence, agreements, tariffs, 1916-1925
Correspondence, motion, 1921-1924
Agreement and deed of trust - various railway companies, list of important dates and events relevant to the RRC, 1902, 1909, undated
Historical notes on Texas railroads and the RRC, list of RRC civil engineers, ca. 1974
Wallet - Historical data:
Publication - History of the International and Great Northern Railroad Co., 1932
Publication - A History of the Land Grants and other Aids to the Texas Railroads by the State of Texas, by S.G. Reed, 1942
Annual report - Second Report of the Mexican National Railroad Co., 1888
Statement of issues between the Mexican National Railroad Co. and the Mexican National Construction Co., 1891
Bill of complaint - Storrs, et. al. vs. Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway Co., 1898
Argument of H.M. Garwood made before the Texas Railroad Commission, 1905
ICC valuation docket no. 2 - Texas Midland Railroad Reply Brief, 1917
St. Louis and San Francisco Investigation, Testimony of O.H. Nance, 1913
Report of Trustee Respecting Palestine Case, re: Missouri Pacific Railroad Co. reorganization, 1955
Report on the Physical Condition of the Texas State Railroad as of March 19, 1957
Fortieth Annual Report of the Railroad Commission of Texas, 1931
Correspondence - letter re: resignation of RRC Engineer [with signatures and comments of commissioners], 1908
Correspondence, 1960-1967
Typescripts - Outline of Texas Railroad Regulation History, and History of Texas State Railroad, notes, undated
Clippings, 1955, 1969
Maps:
[Railroad Systems in Texas,] blueline with notations, undated
Map of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway through the United States and Mexico, blueprint, undated
Missouri Pacific Lines... Location of Track Facilities, Call, Texas, blueprint, 1926
Application re: Brookland, 1956
Untitled wallet of maps, photographs, and documents:
[Many of the photographs have an exhibit number but not a docket number. Dates vary widely so it is unlikely they are from the same case. Photos generally show train depots, engines, train or freight yards, rail cars, and docking facilties.]
Map - Power Plant No. 2, City of Austin, Texas, General Layout, 1949
Photographs:
Railcars, etc., reverse of photos has note - "file no. 778-51, Camp Hood, Texas," 1950s
Railroad trestles, tracks - docket no. 1266 R.O., 1954
Rail and freight yards, ca. 1950-1971
Gould Huntington agreement, 1881-1927
Specifications for locomotive engine, with attached photograph of engine, 1900
Letters, photographs, 1933, 1939-1940, undated
Photographs of depots and stations, 1975, 1983, 1986
Paper - Growth of Texas Railroads, reports on interlocking plants, 1964, 1980, 1983
Photographs - depots, peanut unloading, rail cars, 1949, 1981, 1987, undated
Maps:
Miscellaneous, 1986, undated
The A.T. and S.F. Railway Company Station Site, Caldwell, Burleson County, 1986
Map of commissioners precincts, Burleson County Appraisal District; photos of depot (?), 1985-1986
Maps - Baer Junction, Houston, 1954
Photos - Pictures of train and bus, 1988
Statement of station expenses at Terrell, ca. 1982
Map - Southern Pacific Co., Proposed abandonment of trackage, Portland-Corpus Christi, 1964
History of the Railroad Commission, 1848, 1950-1970, undated
History of railroads - state and national, 1956, 1962, 1970-1975, undated
Texas State Railroad history, 1969, 1977
Box
2000/139-7 Photographs:
Passenger stations - docket 1872-RO, 1965
Station interior and exterior, etc. - docket 1872-RO, ca. 1965
Miscellaneous depots and stations, 1980
Santa Fe freight offices in several cities (includes some negatives), 1982
Santa Fe freight offices in several cities, 1981
[2 folders]
Passengers, interior and exterior views of train cars - docket 1913-RO, 1966
Train cars, engines, freight office interior view - docket 1059-RO, ca. 1950
Train car - docket 1444-RO, 1957
Photographs and article, ca. 1954, 1991
Oversize photographs, ca. 1900-1954
Untitled wallet of maps and photographs, most with exhibit or docket numbers:
Miscellaneous maps - Southern Pacific Railway lines, 1966, 1976-1977
General Highway Map, San Patricio County, Texas, 1966
[Map of Amarillo rail yards and surrounding area,] ca. 1970
Photographs:
Houston rail area, Fort Worth freight cars, 1941
Waco freight yard and others - grain elevators and port terminal, 1929, undated
Grain cars, freight yards - docket 5960-R (two photos do not have the docket number but seem to belong with the rest of the photos), 1946
Freight cars with inspector (?), (photographer is from Austin) - docket 5175, ca. 1950
Grain elevators, freight yards - dockets 3913-R and 3914-R, 1941
Freight yards/rail yards (these have exhibit numbers but no docket numbers, photographer is from Amarillo), ca. 1950
Binder - "Exhibits in support of application of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co. to create a regional freight agency at Amarillo" - has photos of stations or freight offices, 1982
Dockets, orders, reports, etc.:
Order, circular, 1942, 1945
Finance docket 9398, 1932
Findings and order, docket 6318-R (original order, with signatures of all commissioners), 1948
Report (and maps) on Waco-Yoakum Branch of Texas and New Orleans Railroad, 1947
Final orders, agency discontinuances, 1984-1986
Railroad company files of later railroads:
Box
2000/139-7 National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak - correspondence, Amtrak newsletters, ICC hearing documents, clippings, etc., 1973-1976
[4 folders]
Box
2000/139-8 Belton Railroad Co., 1960, 1969
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Co., application for loan from U.S. Railway Association, 1975
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Co., merger, 1974-1975
Georgetown Railroad Co., 1958-1973
Georgetown Railroad Co., 1972
Texas Export Railroad Co., 1974-1975