Records Show Shipments
On Nov. 24, 1909, a shipment of 60,600 pounds of lignite from Crockett moved over the Texas State Railroad consigned by "NS Co." for a hauling fee of $20.60.
This is one of the "Freight Received" records of the Texas State Railroad in a freight abstract book labeled at the top in red, "Iron City."
During that same month, many shipments of stone from Round Rock moved over the State Railroad. Most of the consignments were to L. B. Guinn. One stone shipment weighed 85,600 pounds.
On Nov. 22, 1909, a shipment of 38 barrels of syrup weighing 24,700 pounds came from Sugar Land via the I-GN and the TSR collected $81.50 freight bill.
On Nov. 23, a manganese ore shipment from Rusk consigned to Batesville weighed 76,300 pounds and the freight bill totaled $190.74.
A shipment of 60,800 pounds of lump coal originating at Mingus was consigned to L. B. Guinn at Rusk; it was prepaid.
In March that same year, lumber shipments were being made out of Mewshaw (a switch on the State Railroad) by the Harris and Francis lumber companies to Toronto, Kan., Plainview and other points.
From Wright Switch, lumber was shipped by "PL&L Co." to San Antonio, also to Sample, Texas.
Four tubs of oleo moved from a Lufkin firm to Rusk.