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TEXAS NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY. The Texas North Western Railway was chartered on January 28, 1982, to acquire the existing track between Etter and Morse Junction, Texas, and between Stinnett, Texas, and Hardesty, Oklahoma, from the estate of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. The road was capitalized at $100,000, and the business office was located at Dallas. Members of the first board of directors included William L. Bailey of Abilene and C. W. Murchison, Jr., Robert F. Murcheson, Burk C. Murcheson, and Peter F. Luther, Jr., all of Dallas. In 1988 the road had seven employees and operated 2,368 carloads over thirty-two miles of track. The top three commodities shipped were farm products, chemicals, and petroleum and coal products. Revenue range for the road that year was under $5 million. The Texas North Western is owned by the TNW Corporation

Chris Cravens


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Chris Cravens, "TEXAS NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.