Beaumont and Saratoga Transportation Company

By: Julianne Johnston

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

The Beaumont and Saratoga Transportation Company, chartered on February 13, 1905, was a unique facility in that it was chartered, not as a railroad common carrier, but as a transportation company. Its twelve miles of track, located in northern Jefferson County, ran from a pine timber stand to a mill owned by the Keith Lumber Company in Voth. At Voth the line connected with the Texas and New Orleans and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe. The Beaumont and Saratoga Transportation Company was sold to the Kirby Lumber Company in 1922. Its track was abandoned in 1935.

S. G. Reed, A History of the Texas Railroads (Houston: St. Clair, 1941; rpt., New York: Arno, 1981).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Julianne Johnston, “Beaumont and Saratoga Transportation Company,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 18, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994