The Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company was founded by T. L. L. Temple in 1900 in Diboll, Texas to serve Temple's East Texas lumber operations. From 1900-1996, it was primarily used to transport forest products to and from the Diboll mill, connecting to the mainline St. Louis & Southwestern Railway in Lufkin. This collection consists of photographs depicting TSE's locomotives, freight cars, employees, constructing track of the Lufkin Z&OO zoo railroad, and transporting Engine 22 to the Texas State Railroad, as well as business papers providing histories of TSE's locomotives, the Pineywoods Special, and records from the company’s last year hauling freight from Diboll to Lufkin.
Digital Resources available for Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company Photographs and Records, 1911-2002.
Local Passenger Tariff No. 2, 1915
This February 8, 1915 passenger tariff of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company shows passenger fares for the stations along the TSE main line. It also includes information on baggage rates.
Local Passenger Tariff No. 7, 1937
Local Passenger tariff No. 7 of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company, showing fares for points along the TSE main line. Includes information on baggage rates. Issued on September 20, 1937.
St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company Time Table, 1941
This is an employee time table for the St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company of Texas, Texas Division. It depicts freight and passenger train schedules for all sub-divisions within the Texas Division, which includes sub-divisions for Dallas, Waco, Tyler, Commerce, Sherman, Fort Worth, Lufkin, and Gatesville. Most sub-divisions have corresponding special instructions that pertain to scheduling and policies at specific stations. Also included is a map of the entire Texas Division and a roster of district and regional surgeons and dentists. The time table is dated May 11, 1941.
Time Table No. 20, 1925
This August 30, 1925 employee time table shows the daily Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company train schedule for the Lufkin District and the Diboll-Vair District. Other information includes special instructions for employees and track connections with railroads St. Louis Southwestern Railway; Houston, East and West Texas Railway; and the Groveton, Lufkin and Northern Railway.