Galveston, Houston & Henderson

A charter was granted to the road in 1853. Construction began in 1854 and was completed  from Galveston to Houston in 1860.

Reports to the State Engineer in 1861 and 1862 indicate the road was leasing an additional 3 locomotives and 21 cars from "RsP Est of" (meaning unknown, but it was not another railroad).

The entire road was leased to the Confederate government in 1862, except for mail and passenger trains. It was extended 5.6 miles to service the batteries on the eastern and southern sides of Galveston Island.

Black's Number 104 (map) (map) (map)
Track 50 miles of 5 foot 6 inch gauge of unknown type and weight (chairs 8.5 lbs)
Locomotives 5; 5 names
Cars 63
Stations 9
Officers Many
Significant Documents
NP, HT 1-1A-61
NP, GDC 1-23B-61
NP, GN 2-14-61
NP, BB 2-19-61
NP, GTN 4-2A-61
NP, HT 4-9A-61
NP, HT 4-16F-61
NP, GCGW 4-30A-61
NP, SG 5-18-61
NP, GCGW 6-4-61
NP, GCGW 6-11-61
NP, HT 7-24-61
NP, TD 7-28-61
NP, GN 8-20B-61
TX, GH&H 9-1-61
NP, BC 9-4-61
NP, GTN 9-24-61
NA, GH&H 10-12-61
NP, GTN 10-17-61
NP, GTN 10-17A-61
NP, HT 10-23-61
NA, GH&H 10-25-61
NA, GH&H 10-28-61
NP, DH 10-30-61
NP, RD 11-2-61
NA, GH&H 11-11-61
NA, GH&H 11-11A-61
NA, GH&H 11-11B-61
NA, GH&H 11-13-61
NA, GH&H 11-16-61
NP, GTC 11-18-61
NA, GH&H 11-18-61
NA, GH&H 11-26-61
NA, GH&H 11-30-61
NA, GH&H 11-30A-61
NA, GH&H 12-2-61
NA, GH&H 12-23-61
NP, HT 12-25-61
NP, NOTP 1-1D-62
NP, GCE 1-14-62
NP, GCE 1-14A-62
NP, GCE 1-14C-62
NA, QMR 1-20-62
NA, RR 1-25-62
NA, GH&H 1-28-62
NA, GH&H 1-31-62
NA, RR 2-6-62
NA, GH&H 2-17-62
NA, GH&H 3-1-62
NA, GH&H 4-23-62
NA, DT 5-12-62
NA, DT 5-26-62
NA, GH&H 5-27-62
NA, DT 6-3-62
NP, HT 6-13-62
NP, HT 9-10-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 15, Page 211
OR Series 1, Vol. 15, Page 832
NA, GH&H 12-4-62
NA, GH&H 12-4A-62
NA, GH&H 12-13-62
NA, DTNMA 1-15-63
NA, DTNMA 1-16-63
NA, DTNMA 1-16A-63
NP, MAP 1-24-63
NA, GH&H 2-10-63
NP, GN 4-1-63
NP, HT 4-3A-63
NA, GH&H 4-30-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 15, Page 1063
NA, GH&H 5-12-63
NA, GH&H 5-12A-63
NA, GH&H 5-30-63
NA, GH&H 6-27-63
NA, GH&H 6-30-63
NA, GH&H 6-30A-63
NA, DT 8-3-64
NA, GH&H 9-7-63
NA, GH&H 9-9-63
NA, GH&H 9-11-63
NA, TX 9-12-63
NA, GH&H 10-3-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 26, Part 2, Page 296
NA, DT 10-19A-63
NA, GH&H 10-21-63
NP, RSJ 11-6-63
NA, DT 11-19B-63
NA, DT 3-1-64
NA, GH&H 4-18-64
NA, DT 4-26A-64
NA, GH&H 5-20-64
NA, DT 5-28-64
NA, DT 5-30-64
NA, DT 7-28-64
NA, DT 8-5-64
NA, DT 9-16-64
NP, HT 11-7-64
NA, GH&H 2-7-65
NA, DT 2-13-65
NP, GDN 2-23-65
NP, GDN 2-23A-65
NP, GDN 2-24A-65
NP, HT 2-24-65
NA, DT 4-10A-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 48, Part 2, Page 1317

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