Angelina and Neches River Railroad Company, 1914-1929 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Angelina and Neches River Railroad Company, 1914-1929Add to your cart.

ID: B/20

Extent: 13.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Angelina and Neches River Railroad Company -- Records and correspondence, Business records -- Texas, East, Logging railroads, Railroads -- Statistics, Railroads -- Texas, East -- History

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains correspondence, operating and statistical reports, shipping rates, and other records of one of the oldest short line railroads in Texas.

Collection Historical Note

The Angelina and Neches River Railroad was founded in the late 1880's by Joseph H. Kurth, Sr., S. W. Henderson, and brothers Sam and Eli Wiener as a logging route serving their Angelina County Lumber Co. in Keltys, near Lufkin. In 1900, when lumbering reached its peak, the A&NR line was chartered as a common carrier. At that time, the company purchased 10 miles of track from Keltys to Manton, a settlement east of Lufkin. By 1911, the line had been extended to Chireno, some 30 miles from Keltys. The A&NR ran a "mixed train" daily until 1952, hauling miscellaneous freight to and from the communities along its route. Occasionally a few passengers rode in a passenger coach or the railroad's caboose. During the Depression of the 1930's, the line also used an automobile with railroad wheels to transport passengers. A typical logging train on the A&NR consisted of about 20 cars of logs powered by a steam engine. In addition, the line hauled lumber, cotton, foundry products, and other goods to Cotton Belt and Southern Pacific connections at Lufkin, providing a much-needed freight service for businesses and villages in the Lufkin area. With the founding of Southland Paper Mills, Inc. in 1940, the line added paper to its manifests, and plywood in the 1960's.

(Jacobs, Fred W. "Railroad History in Angelina County: Angelina & Neches River Railroad." The History of Angelina County, Texas 1846-1991. Dallas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1992. p.48).

Subject/Index Terms

Angelina and Neches River Railroad Company -- Records and correspondence
Business records -- Texas, East
Logging railroads
Railroads -- Statistics
Railroads -- Texas, East -- History

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Related Materials: Angelina Lumber Company. ETRC Forest History Collection. F-1


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[Box 1: 1914-1925],
[Box 2: 1914-1925],
[Box 3: 1917-1929],
[Box 4: 1921-1926],
[Box 5: 1921-1928],
[Box 6: 1922-1928],
[Box 7: 1923-1925],
[Box 8: 1924-1925],
[Box 9: 1924-1927],
[Box 10: 1924-1928],
[Box 11: 1924-1928],
[Box 12: 1925],
[Box 13: 1925-1926],
[Box 14: 1925-1928],
[Box 15: 1925-1928],
[Box 16: 1925-1928],
[Box 17: 1925-1928],
[Box 18: 1926-1928],
[Box 19: 1926-1928],
[Box 20: 1927],
[Box 21: 1927-1928],
[Box 22: 1927-1928],
[Box 23: 1928],
[Box 24: 1928],
[Box 25],
[Box 26: Annual Report to the Texas State Tax Board, Interstate Commerce Commission and Railroad Commission of the State of Texas, 1900-1915],
[Box 27: Annual Report to the Texas State Tax Board, Interstate Commerce Commission and Railroad Commission of the State of Texas, 1921-1937],
[Box 28: Annual Report to the Texas State Tax Board, Interstate Commerce Commission and Railroad Commission of the State of Texas, 1937-1951],
[Box 29: Annual Reports to the Interstate Commer Commision and Texas State Tax Board, 1951-1965],
[Ledger 1: Summary of Interline accounts, January 1909 - July 1912],
[Ledger 2: Local Waybills, Ocober 1919 - February 1920],
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Box 27: Annual Report to the Texas State Tax Board, Interstate Commerce Commission and Railroad Commission of the State of Texas, 1921-1937Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: 1914-1925],
[Box 2: 1914-1925],
[Box 3: 1917-1929],
[Box 4: 1921-1926],
[Box 5: 1921-1928],
[Box 6: 1922-1928],
[Box 7: 1923-1925],
[Box 8: 1924-1925],
[Box 9: 1924-1927],
[Box 10: 1924-1928],
[Box 11: 1924-1928],
[Box 12: 1925],
[Box 13: 1925-1926],
[Box 14: 1925-1928],
[Box 15: 1925-1928],
[Box 16: 1925-1928],
[Box 17: 1925-1928],
[Box 18: 1926-1928],
[Box 19: 1926-1928],
[Box 20: 1927],
[Box 21: 1927-1928],
[Box 22: 1927-1928],
[Box 23: 1928],
[Box 24: 1928],
[Box 25],
[Box 26: Annual Report to the Texas State Tax Board, Interstate Commerce Commission and Railroad Commission of the State of Texas, 1900-1915],
[Box 27: Annual Report to the Texas State Tax Board, Interstate Commerce Commission and Railroad Commission of the State of Texas, 1921-1937],
[Box 28: Annual Report to the Texas State Tax Board, Interstate Commerce Commission and Railroad Commission of the State of Texas, 1937-1951],
[Box 29: Annual Reports to the Interstate Commer Commision and Texas State Tax Board, 1951-1965],
[Ledger 1: Summary of Interline accounts, January 1909 - July 1912],
[Ledger 2: Local Waybills, Ocober 1919 - February 1920],
[All]

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