The History Center uses exhibits, both on-site and on-line, to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs.
East Texas Railroad Photograph Selections
Trinity River Logging Railroad Bridge
Dred Devereaux, Texas South-Eastern Railroad roadmaster, stands with a construction crew atop a newly completed steel logging railroad bridge across the Trinity River near Swartout, Polk County, in about 1928. Constructed for Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmills at Diboll, Angelina County, the bridge provided access to timber acquisitions in San Jacinto County. The bridge was reportedly dismantled in the late 1930s and sold for scrap.
For more information on Dred Devereaux and the Trinity County bridge, see pages 4 through 6 of the December 1999 issue of The Pine Bough, available as a PDF file in the Publications sections on our Home Page.