TIMPSON AND HENDERSON RAILWAY
TIMPSON AND HENDERSON RAILWAY. The Timpson and Henderson Railway Company was chartered on February 16, 1901, as the Timpson and Northwestern Railway Company; its name was changed on June 29, 1909. At that time the company operated eight miles between Timpson in Shelby County and Ragley in Panola County. It purchased a line built by the Ragley Lumber Company extending 11½ miles from Ragley to Pine Hill in Rusk County and on November 21, 1909, opened a fourteen-mile extension from Pine Hill to Henderson. In 1916 the line owned two locomotives and seven cars and reported passenger earnings of $8,000 and freight earnings of $40,000. The company had trouble keeping its Railroad Commission recognition as a common carrier, and the entire thirty-four miles was abandoned in 1923.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Nancy, "TIMPSON AND HENDERSON RAILWAY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/eqt27), accessed February 11, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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