1900 THE TEXAS MIDLAND RAILROAD PASS, RARE!

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1900 THE TEXAS MIDLAND RAILROAD PASS, RARE!

Bought  at an Estate Sale

Used by William   B. Warren and signed. He was an important person in railroad history. So  the   Pass and the man are a significant artifact of railroad history.

THE TEXAS MIDLAND RAILROAD COMPANY

Texas Midland Railroad (TM) was incorporated in Texas on December 1, 1892 by  Hetty Green. The original standard gauge 52 mile line was built between Garrett  and Midland Junction (also called Roberts) by the Houston and Texas Central  Railroad in 1882. This original line was known as the Northeast Extension of the  Houston and Texas Central. The line went bankrupt in 1885 and the Northeast  Extension was sold at foreclosure on April 22, 1891 and became the Texas Central  . This portion of the Texas Central was sold on October 27, 1892 to Hetty Green.  Hetty Green sold the 52 mile railroad to the Texas Midland on January 27, 1893  and installed her son Edward Howland Robinson Green as President and General  Manager. Headquarters city of the Texas Midland was Terrell, Texas. At start up  the new company had five steam locomotives a 2-4-4, three 4-4-0s and a 4-6-0.  Initial capitalization of the Texas Midland was $500,000. Over the next two  decades Hetty Green invested some $1.8 million in the Texas Midland. In 1894 a  new 4-4-0 was purchased from Schenectady. A 19-mile extension was built from  Roberts (just south of Quinlan) to Greenville in 1895. A new 4-4-0 was purchased  from Baldwin in 1896. On September 1, 1896 trackage rights were granted by the  St. Louis Southwestern Railway from Greenville to Commerce. A 38-mile extension  was completed between Commerce and Paris in 1897. When the line to Paris was  completed the Texas Midland had 125 route miles. Schenectady built three 4-4-0s  and nine 4-6-0s for the Texas Midland in 1897. Two 2-8-0s were purchased from  Alco in 1913. In 1921 the Texas Midland built its own 14 mile line between  Greenville and Commerce. A 1923 report in Poor's Railroads showed the Texas  Midland owned 16 locomotives, 16 passenger cars and 183 freight cars. he Texas  Midland placed its first all steel box car in service in 1900. The Texas Midland  was the first railroad to use burnt gumbo as ballast. Texas Midland passenger  equipment was the most luxurious in Texas. The Texas Midland operated the first  café lounge and observation sleepers in the southwest. President Green  cooperated with the federal government in developing a model demonstration  cotton farm near Terrell. This model farm was in response to the Boll Weevil  infestation of the cotton crop. The farm taught better cultivation and promoted  new varieties of cotton. President Green paid his freight solicitors on  commission rather than salary. This practice ended when not approved by the  Interstate Commerce Commission. The Texas Midland was sold to the Southern  Pacific Railroad on April 1, 1928. The Southern Pacific leased the Texas Midland  to the Texas and New Orleans Railroad for operation. The Texas Midland was  dissolved on June 30, 1934 when the Southern Pacific sold it to the Texas and  New Orleans Railroad.

The Texas Midland was part of a through route between St. Louis and Galveston.  The line connected with the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad at Paris and with  the Houston and Texas Central at Ennis. A large portion of the freight traffic  originated on the Texas Midland was cotton grown in the Blacklands region of  East Texas.

The Texas Midland placed its first all steel box car in service in 1900. The  Texas Midland was the first railroad to use burnt gumbo as ballast. Texas  Midland passenger equipment was the most luxurious in Texas. The Texas Midland  operated the first café lounge and observation sleepers in the southwest.  President Green cooperated with the federal government in developing a model  demonstration cotton farm near Terrell. This model farm was in response to the  Boll Weevil infestation of the cotton crop. The farm taught better cultivation  and promoted new varieties of cotton. President Green paid his freight  solicitors on commission rather than salary. This practice ended when not  approved by the Interstate Commerce Commission.

he Texas Midland was sold to the Southern Pacific Railroad on April 1, 1928. The  Southern Pacific leased the Texas Midland to the Texas and New Orleans Railroad  for operation. The Texas Midland was dissolved on June 30, 1934 when the  Southern Pacific sold it to the Texas and New Orleans Railroad.

 

1896 Railroad Double Locomotive-Boiler United States Patent William B. Warren,    for a Double Locomotive-Boiler

An Important Historical Archive! Came out of an estate Sale / This is from the    family of William B. Warren, Master-Mechanic and inventor: He worked on many  of   the first big railroads of the 19th century and well into the turn of the    century. From a very important collection.

United States Patent No. 557,459 awarded to William B. Warren, for a Double    Locomotive-Boiler. This is a fantastic find. Collection of William B. Warren,    Master-Mechanic, including: With the Original United States Patent No. 557,459    awarded to William B. Warren, for a Double Locomotive-Boiler.

Condition:    Excellent / RARE!

Front room top draw next to desk

 

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