Houston & Texas Central

The road began operations in 1856, taking over the Galveston & Red River (chartered in 1848, with construction beginning in 1853). 80 miles of main track were completed and an addition 10 miles graded and ready for the superstructure in early 1861.
Black's Number 105 (map) (map)
Track 83 miles of 5 foot 6 inch gauge 56# T-rail (5 miles is 54#)
Locomotives 7; 6 names
Cars 99
Stations 10
Buildings All
Officers Some
Employees 1860
Shops 1859
Significant Documents
NP, HT 1-1D-61
NP, HT 1-22-61
NP, HT 1-29-61
NP, GTN 2-5A-61
NP, GTN 2-5B-61
NP, HT 2-5A-61
NP, HT 2-5C-61
NP, HT 2-12-61
NP, HT 2-12C-61
NP, GTN 2-19A-61
NP, HT 2-19-61
NP, HT 3-5-61
TX, H&TC 3-29-61
TX, H&TC 4-2-61
TX, H&TC 4-3-61
NP, GN 4-6A-61
NP, HT 4-9A-61
NP, GCGW 4-16B-61
NP, HT 4-16A-61
NP, HT 4-16C-61
NP, HT 4-16D-61
NP, HT 4-16E-61
NP, DH 4-17-61
TX, H&TC 4-20-61
NP, GCGW 5-7-61
NP, HT 5-14A-61
NP, DH 5-15-61
NP, ASG 5-16-61
NP, SG 5-18A-61
NP, GCGW 5-21-61
NP, TD 7-28-61
TX, H&TC 9-9-61
NP, GTN 12-1-61
NP, HT 6-13-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 15, Page 143
NP, HT 10-1-62
TX, H&TC 11-25-62
NA, GH&H 12-4-62
NP, HT 12-12-62
TX, H&TC 1-17-63
TX, H&TC 1-22-63
TX, H&TC 2-12-63
NP, TI 3-5-63
NA, TX 9-12-63
NA, H&TC 10-2-63
OR Series 1, Vol. 26, Part 2, Page 298
NP, HT 11-20-63
NP, SG 11-23-63
NP, HT 12-14A-64
NP, HT 2-8-65
NP, HT 2-22-65
NP, GDN 2-23A-65
NP, HT 4-3-65

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