DALLAS, CLEBURNE AND RIO GRANDE RAILWAY
DALLAS, CLEBURNE AND RIO GRANDE RAILWAY. The Dallas, Cleburne and Rio Grande Railway Company was chartered on November 23, 1876, as the Dallas and Cleburne Railroad. The D&C was unable to secure financing and reorganized on July 31, 1879, as the Dallas, Cleburne and Rio Grande. The company planned to build from Dallas to Brownwood, about 150 miles. The initial capital was $250,000, and the business office was located at Dallas. Members of the first board of directors included Alfred Davis, W. J. Keller, S. J. Adams, A. F. Hardie, W. R. Wheelock, Alexander Sanger, F. M. Cockrell, W. C. Howard, and J. T. Elliot, all from Dallas. The Dallas and Cleburne Railroad had been chartered on November 23, 1876, to build a narrow-gauge line between Dallas and Cleburne, but the capital could not be raised and the road was reorganized as the Dallas, Cleburne, and Rio Grande. In 1879 the company built fifty-three miles of narrow-gauge track from Dallas to Cleburne. The company ran a freight and passenger train over the tracks to collect a promised bonus, but service was then abandoned. The right-of-way passed to the Chicago, Texas and Mexican Central Railway Company in 1880.
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