SABINE AND GALVESTON BAY RAILROAD AND LUMBER COMPANY
SABINE AND GALVESTON BAY RAILROAD AND LUMBER COMPANY. The Sabine and Galveston Bay Railroad and Lumber Company was chartered by Abram M. Gentry and others on September 1, 1856, to construct the Texas portion of a rail line connecting New Orleans and Texas. Groundbreaking occurred in Houston on August 27, 1857, and construction began early the following year. By December 1859 the company had completed about thirty miles of grade and had enough rails on hand for twenty-seven miles of track. On December 24, 1859, the railroad's name was changed to Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company. The company also received a charter from the state of Louisiana to build east from the Sabine River to form a connection with a line building west from New Orleans.
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: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
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.Handbook of Texas Online, S. G. Reed, "Sabine and Galveston Bay Railroad and Lumber Company," accessed January 17, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eqs02.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.