Border Pacific Railroad

By: Nancy Young

Type: General Entry

Published: May 1, 1995

The Border Pacific Railroad Company was chartered on February 1, 1984, to acquire thirty-two miles of track from the Missouri Pacific between Mission in Hidalgo County and Rio Grande City in Starr County. The initial capital was $80,000. The principal place of business was Rio Grande City. The incorporators were Sam Vale, Linda Vale, Lloyd M. Bentsen, Sr., and George Cantrell, all of McAllen; A. J. Vale, Miriam Vale, Gustavo Pérez, and Yolanda Pérez, all of Rio Grande City; and Trinidad Guillen and Dora Guillen, both of Fort Worth. In 1990 the railroad reported revenues under $5 million and hauled waste, scrap, nonmetal minerals, and farm products.

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

Nancy Young, “Border Pacific Railroad,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995