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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 114
Corporate Name: Sam Allen and Company tram road at Asia
Folk Name:
Ownership: Sam Allen and Company. Sam C. Allen, John K. Allen, John Donovan, and, later, McDouglad
Years of Operation: 1889 to 1900
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Unknown
Locations Served: Asia (Polk)
Counties of Operation: Polk
Line Connections: Trinity and Sabine
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: One steam locomotive called the “Donovan”
History: Sam Allen and Company operated a sawmill and tram road at Asia, about three miles west of Corrigan, from about 1889 to 1900. Logging was done over a tram road with the “Donovan,” a steam locomotive named after John Donovan, an Allen partner and manager of the Asia lumber facility.