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Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company Records, 1902-1991.

67 cubic feet (49 boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 112 volumes)

The Texas-Southeastern Railroad Company, incorporated on September 22, 1900 and chartered on October 9, 1900, was a short line railroad connecting Diboll, Texas with Lufkin, Texas. It was founded by T. L. L. Temple of the Southern Pine Lumber Company, and was primarily used by the company to transport forest products to and from the Diboll mill, connecting to the mainline St. Louis & Southwestern Railway in Lufkin. Today (in 2010) the railroad is fully owned by Temple-Inland, Inc., it no longer maintains track to Lufkin, and it primarily provides switching services for various industrial plants at Diboll, connecting with the Union Pacific. This collection contains legal documents, contracts, financial records, timebooks, minutes, printed material, freight correspondence, profile maps, retirement plans, and annual reports filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission, State Tax Board, and Railroad Commission of Texas. It also contains similar records of the Lufkin, Hemphill & Gulf Railway Company and Southern Pine Lumber Company due to their relationships with the TSE.

Digital Resources available for Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company Records, 1902-1991.

Abandonment of the Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railway Company, 1937-1939

This set of correspondence describes the abandonment of the Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railway Company, dated 1937-1938. The letters discuss liquidation, debt, and the right of way. After Temple Lumber Company's (formerly Knox Lumber Company) Hemphill sawmill burned in April of 1937, the Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railway was subsequently abandoned in December the same year.

Correspondence on the Purchase of Engine 13, 1920

A collection of correspondence between Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company and Baldwin Locomotive Works officials regarding the purchase of locomotive 13. The letters date from March-September 1920.

Frank Moffitt, 1907

This document shows Mrs. Frank Moffitt, for the consideration of $250, releasing Southern Pine Lumber Company and Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company of any claims against the companies for the death of her husband. Sam H. Townsend of Lufkin is the attorney. Dated June 10, 1907.

Interstate Commerce Commission Docket - Abandonment of Operations along Texas State Railroad Right o

This Interstate Commerce Commission docket records the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company's application to abandon operations along the Texas State Railroad right of way between Rusk and Palestine in 1969. Includes a map related to the application.

J. B. Cameron, 1910

Correspondence and a release of claims document pertaining to the death of J. B. Cameron at the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill in Diboll. The Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company pays Cameron's family $600 for the release of further claims, and T. L. L. Temple pays $703.75 to A. Cameron to aid his college expenses at the University of California. Included are affidavits of Tom Steed and Oscar Buffaloe describing J. B. Cameron's accident. Dated 1910

Jeff Smith, 1909

An acknowledgment that Jeff Smith received $55 from the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company for time lost as a result from injury inflicted while employed by the railroad. The document also states that the railroad will continue to pay Smith for additional time lost until Dr. D. A. Mann allows Smith to return to work. Dated October 5, 1909.

Johnny Thompson, 1914

Affidavits of Oscar Stevens, Ed Baucum, C. Curry, Frank H. Laing, and Jess Morris describing the accident that resulted in the death of Johnny Thompson, minor, along the Texas South-Eastern Railroad right of way. The accident occurred near the Blix station. Also included is a release of claims agreement between J. A. Thompson and the TSE for $250. The documents are dated March-April 1914.

Locomotive 10 Builder Specifications, 1911

The Baldwin Locomotive Works builder specifications for Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company/Southern Pine Lumber Company locomotive 10, a 4-6-0 ten wheeled type, dated 1911.

Locomotive 13 Builder Specificiations, 1920

The Baldwin Locomotive Works builder specifications for Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company/Southern Pine Lumber Company locomotive 13, a 4-6-0 ten wheeled type, dated 1920.

Locomotive 14 Builder Specifications, 1919

The Baldwin Locomotive Works builder specifications for Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company/Southern Pine Lumber Company locomotive 14, a 2-6-2 ten wheeled type, dated 1919.

R. M. Mayberry, 1911

This release of liability document describes R. M. Mayberry accepting $50 from the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company for injuries inflicted while driving piling for the TSE bridge across Boggy Slough on July 24, 1909. This document is dated October 3, 1911.

Railroad Commission of Texas Docket No. 4824-R

Railroad Commission of Texas Docket No. 4824-R documents the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company's application to discontinue passenger service over its main line, between Diboll and Vair and between Blix and Lufkin, Texas. Dated August 24, 1942.

Railroad Commission of Texas Docket No. 4824-R Testimony

This testimony transcript of Railroad Commission of Texas Docket No. 4824-R contains the testimony of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company's C. A. Jordan, and W. H. Winchester of the Joint Legislative Board of Train Brotherhoods. The testimony argues for the TSE to discontinue passenger service over its main line between Diboll and Vair, and between Blix and Lufkin, Texas. Dated August 18, 1942.

Sale of Knox Lumber Company and Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railway Company to Temple Lumber Company,

A memorandum of agreement between Hiram Knox and Lillian M. Knox and the Temple Lumber Company outlining the sale of Knox Lumber Company to Temple Lumber Company in 1921. Included in the sale is the Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railway Company. This document describes all of the Knox sawmill and railroad property, notes on timber valuation, logging privileges, and notes payable. Also shown are the stockholders of Temple Lumber Company along with the respective number of shares owned.

Track Extension to Fairfield and Mexia, 1909

This collection of correspondence concerns extending the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company tracks to Fairfield and Mexia, Texas. The letters are from Fairfield Industrial Club President W. H. Miller and the Young Men's Industrial Club of Mexia Secretary Blake Smith. They are addressed to T. L. L. Temple and J. E. Mitchell, both of the Southern Pine Lumber Company. All correspondence is dated from May-July, 1909.

Transfer of Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railway Company stock to Temple Lumber Company Stockholders, 1

This set of correspondence concerns discussion of the transfer of Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railway Company stock to the stockholders of Temple Lumber Company, dated 1928-1937. Also mentioned is the sale of Knox Lumber Company to Temple Lumber Company in 1921.

William H. Smith, 1910

This settlement documents docket number 2339 of the Angelina County District Court, William H. Smith v. Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company. Smith accepts $2,000 for injuries inflicted while employed by the railroad and agrees to release the railroad of future claims. The railroad agrees to drop its lawsuit against Smith and pay court fees. Dated November 2, 1910.