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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 97
Corporate Name: Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company
Folk Name:
Incorporated:
Ownership: Williams-Hicks Lumber Company. Lone Star Lumber Company. Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company
Years of Operation: 1900 to 1940
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Several miles
Locations Served: Magnolia and Tamina (Montgomery)
Counties of Operation: Montgomery, Waller.
Line Connections: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe at Magnolia
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: 1920s: three locomotives, a steam “jenny,” a small engine, and twelve to fifteen flat cars.
History: The Company logged in Waller County and used a company tram operation to get the logs to the mill: three locomotives, a steam “jenny,” a small engine, and twelve to fifteen flat cars. The company was subseqently sold to the Lone Star Lumber Company in 1925 (J. T. Wurtzbaugh, president) and Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company in 1928. Keeling noted that Grogan-Cochran Lumber Company at Tamina and Magnolia had a tram road.