follow us on twitter   follow us on facebook  

Email Page Print Page

Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 82
Corporate Name: Holliday & Shilkee Lumber Company
Folk Name:
Ownership: Holliday & Shilkee Lumber Company; Miller-Vidor Lumber Company
Years of Operation: Before 1909
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length:
Locations Served: Todd, in Grimes County.
Counties of Operation:
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
History: It was reported in July 1909 that WIlliam Holliday had “recently” acquired the Todd sawmill and timber from the Miller & Vidor Lumber Company. Miller & Vidor earlier had taken over the plant through receivership. Holliday was also a director of the Alf Bennett Lumber Company and the Dayton Lumber Company of Dayton, Texas. The output of the Todd mill was managed by the Alf Bennett Lumber Company by February 1910. In 1909 the company town consisted of a commissary, a boarding house, and around forty rent houses. The sawmill plant consisted of the saw mill, a planing mill, steam dry kilns, and lumber sheds. Tram mileage was four miles in July 1909.