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Where 17 Railroads Meet the Sea

Houston’s Chamber of Commerce for many years touted the city as the place “Where 17 Railroads Meet the Sea” but the railroad references were less than precise. Thanks to Texas railroad historian George Werner, we can offer these possibilities, based on companies in operation ca. 1926…

Sugar Land Railway

According to the Handbook of Texas Online, “The Sugar Land Railway Company was chartered on April 14, 1893, in the interest of Ed. H. Cunningham and Company, to build from Sugar Land to Arcola, both in Fort Bend County, and to connect with the International and Great Northern…

BBB&C: Texas’ First Railroad

The month of September 2003 marked the sesquicentennial of the beginning of railroad operations in the State of Texas. On September 7, 1853, the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway Company began operating between Harrisburg, now a part of the City of Houston, and Stafford’s Point…