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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 299
Corporate Name: Philip A. Ryan Lumber Company
Folk Name:
Ownership: Philip A. Ryan Lumber Company
Years of Operation: 1916 to ca. 1930
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length:
Locations Served: Lufkin, in Angelina County.
Counties of Operation:
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: Keeling: three rod locomotives
History: This hardwood mill could cut between 40,000 to 50,000 feet daily of oak, ash, hickory, and gums. The Lufkin News reported in 1916 that this company “cuts 40,000 feet a day and has a pay roll of $5,000 per month.” It is known that it operated a ten-mile logging tramroad. Keeling reported that Philip A. Ryan operated three rod locomotives on it.