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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 204
Corporate Name: Marshall & East Texas
Folk Name:
Incorporated:
Ownership: Ragley Lumber Co. . Marshall & East Texas. Texas Southern.
Years of Operation: 1897 to 1915
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length:
Locations Served: Marshall Harrison
Counties of Operation:
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: Keeling: nine geared locomotives
History: This railroad ran in the northeast part of Texas (Harrison, Marion, Wood, Upshur, Morris, Tyler). According to the Texas Big Sandy Project, the original roadbed was a Ragley Lumber Company tram road that ran in 1897 into the virgin pine stands north of Winnsboro. The Marshall Messenger reported on June 15, 1902, the first Texas Southern train from Marshall to Winnsboro by way of Gilmer.