Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 102
Corporate Name: J. R. Harris and R. W. Henry
Folk Name:
Ownership: J. R. Harris and R. W. Henry. Lorenzo J. Boykin, later an executive in Boykin Lumber Company.
Years of Operation: ca. 1906to 1910
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length:
Locations Served: Lamerle, about a mile below Bronson, in Sabine County.
Counties of Operation:
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
History: Harris and Henry operated a sawmill at Lamerle, Sabine County, and also did its own logging over tramroads. They sold their sawmill plant and all equipment to Lorenzo J. Boykin of Beaumont, subject to a mortgage to Chicago Coal and Lumber. Harris and Henry would continue to lease the plant from Boykin and continue to ship lumber to Chicago Coal and Lumber. In 1908, Henry and Harris sold to Cass Lumber Company of San Augustine a fifteen-ton standard gauge locomotive, more than a 100 tons of steel rails, and five standard gauge logging cars. John R. Harris and Robert W. Henry are both listed in the 1910 Census as sawmill owners in Sabine County. They lived next door to each other in precinct six: Harris at res. 197, and Henry at res. 198.