Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 269
Corporate Name: Eastern Texas Railroad
Folk Name:
Ownership: Eastern Texas Railroad
Years of Operation: Unknown
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Thirty
Locations Served: Tyler Smith
Counties of Operation: Smith
Line Connections: Several connections at Tyler
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: Keeling: four rod locomotives and thirty miles of road
History: Keeling lists the Eastern Texas Railroad at Tyler with four rod locomotives and thirty miles of road. Keeling recognizes this road as the same as the Eastern Texas Railroad of the Louisiana and Texas Lumber Company in Houston County but gives Tyler as its headquarters. That St. Louis Southwestern leased this road about 1907 may be the fact for the Tyler listing.