The Port Bolivar Iron Ore Railroad was chartered on December 14, 1910, to connect Longview with an area rich in iron ore near Hughes Springs in Cass County, a total of fifty miles. L. P. Featherstone planned the line to transport ore to Port Bolivar on the Gulf and Inter-State Railway, and by ship to Philadelphia, where he had made a contract for its sale. The capital stock was $50,000. The principal place of business was Longview. The members of the first board of directors were L. P. Featherstone, Fox Winnie, and Eugene A. Wilson, all of Port Bolivar; L. C. Luckel and W. D. Myers, both of Houston; W. C. Brothers of Galveston; Lewis L. Featherstone of Beaumont; Murrell L. Buckner of Dallas; and T. B. Stinchcomb of Longview. The city of Longview offered a $10,000 bonus. In 1912 the railroad built thirty miles of track between Longview and Eno. On July 1, 1914, the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe leased the line for a period of five years at $40,000 a year. World War I halted further extension of the road. The line was abandoned in 1927.