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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 54
Corporate Name: Sabine & Neches Valley Railway Company
Folk Name:
Ownership: Sabine Tram Company. Later, A. J. Peavy associated with R. J. Wilson, R. T. Moore, W. H. Managan, and C. C. Cary.
Years of Operation: 1921 to 1945
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length:
Locations Served: From Deweyville to Gist, 11.76 miles, in Jasper County.
Counties of Operation: Newton
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
History: The owners of the Sabine Tram Company, which had a mill at Deweyville, had planned to run a railway to Beaumont. In 1918, Sabine Tram was sold to Peavy-Moore, which decided to continue the project with a change of a western terminus from Beaumont to Gist, where it could link with Kirby's Orange & Northwestern. Incorporated November 5, 1921, the railway of less than twelve miles, according to Zlatkovich, and fifteen miles, according to Reed, was finished by June 1922. The railway was headquartered at Deweyville. It was abandoned in 1945. C. C. Cary served as Vice President and Traffic Manager. Keeling reports that nine rod locomotives ran along the track.