Chris Cravens

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

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