Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


PEACH RIVER AND GULF RAILWAY. The Peach River and Gulf Railway Company was chartered on October 31, 1904, with authority to connect Willis in Montgomery County with Beaumont in Jefferson County to the southeast. The railroad had capital stock of $100,000, and the principal place of business was Timber, Montgomery County. Members of the first board of directors were A. W. Miller, C. S. Victor, C. H. Moore, Maco Stewart, and B. I. Sparks, all of Galveston; James G. Berryhill of Des Moines, Iowa; and M. M. Riner of Timber. The Peach River and Gulf began about 1902 as a tram road for the purpose of supplying logs to the Miller-Victor Lumber Company mill at Timber. The line was gradually extended and reached Midline in May 1905. The Peach Pine Route, as the road called itself, also extended from Timber to Oaklawn and Midline to Bartle, a total distance of eleven miles. Connections were made with the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway at Timber and with the Houston East and West Texas Railway at Midline. The Railroad Commission never recognized the Peach River and Gulf as a common carrier, and it resumed its original function as a facility of the lumber company in 1908 shortly after the Interstate Commerce Commission decision in the Tap Line Case.

Nancy Beck Young

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Nancy Beck Young, "PEACH RIVER AND GULF RAILWAY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.