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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 69
Corporate Name: Snelling & Gagne tramroad
Folk Name:
Ownership: R. W. Snelling and F. P. Gagne
Years of Operation: ca. 1887 to 1895
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length:
Locations Served: Woodville, in Tyler County.
Counties of Operation:
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
History: R. W. Snelling used the estate of R. P. Snelling to resurrect the latter's Kountze sawmill, if not the latter's body, at Woodville in 1887, the year after the hurricane had knocked it down. Initially, the sawmill's cutting capacity produced up to 30,000 feet daily of rough lumber, which was shipped to Nona for planing. In 1893, Smelling & Gagne increased the cutting capacity to 40,000 feet daily and erected a planing mill for the sawmill's product. Snelling & Gagne did their own logging with one locomotive, five flat cars, and three miles of tramroad.