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Corporate History:
Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway

This is the corporate history from the Interstate Commerce Commission's Valuation Reports. It is divided into several parts due to various legal technicalities:

Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company of Texas
Texas Central Railroad Company
The Wichita Falls Railway Company
The Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railway Company
The Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railway Company of Texas
The Wichita Falls & Wellington Railway Company of Texas
The Wichita Falls & Southern Railway Company
Beaumont & Great Northern Railroad
Denison, Bonham and New Orleans Railroad Company
San Antonio Belt and Terminal Railway Company
This corporate history does not include the reorganization of 1923 and subsequent corporate changes.

Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 34 Valuation Reports 397
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company Under general laws of Kansas, Nov. 28, 1899 by consolidation of 11 and 13
2 Missouri, Kansas & Texas Terminal Company of Kansas City Under general laws of Missouri, Apr. 26, 1905 Property sold to 1, Apr. 5, 1906
3 Missouri, Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad Company (of 1903) Under general laws of Territory of Oklahoma, Dec. 12, 1903 Physical property sold to 1, June 30, 1904; corporate rights conveyed to 1 Nov. 3, 1904
4 Missouri, Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad Company (of 1901) Under general laws of the Territory of Oklahoma, Dec. 23, 1901 Consolidated with 5 to form 3, Dec. 12, 1903
5 Texas & Oklahoma Railroad Company Under general laws Territory of Oklahoma, May 15, 1902 Consolidated with 4 to form 3, Dec. 12, 1903
6 Denison & Washita Valley Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Jan. 8, 1886 Part of property in Oklahoma sold to 5 and part to 1, May 13, 1903
7 Missouri, Kansas and Northwestern Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, Mar. 29, 1900 Sold to 1, May 20, 1902
8 The Missouri, Kansas and Northwestern Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, May 17, 1900 Sold to 7, May 13, 1902
9 The Fort Scott, Iola and Western Railway Company Under general laws of Kansas, June 24, 1901 Sold to 1, Apr. 10, 1902
10 Missouri Midland Railway Company Under general laws of Missouri, Dec. 27, 1898 Sold to Otto H. Miller, Feb. 28, 1901 and conveyed by hime to 1, Mar. 9, 1901
11 The Kansas City & Pacific Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, July 24, 1886 Consolidated with 13, Nov. 24, 1899 to form 1
12 Parsons and Pacific Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, Dec. 16, 1885 Sold to 11, July 27, 1887
13 Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company (1865 corporation) See 14 Consolidated with 11 to form 1, Nov. 24, 1899
14 Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Company Under general laws of Kansas, May 15, 1870 Name changed to 13, Dec. 12, 1870
15 Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company See 16 Consolidated with 26 and 27 to form 14, May 15, 1870
16 Union Pacific Railway Company, Southern Branch Under general laws of Kansas, Sept. 25, 1865 Name changed to 15, May 23, 1870
17 Kansas City, Eldorado & Southern Railway Company Under general laws of Missouri, June 28, 1892 Sold to Otto H. Miller, Oct. 23, 1899, and by him conveyed to 13, Nov, 13, 1899
18 The Missouri, Kansas and Eastern Railway Company Under general laws of Missouri, Feb. 10, 1892 Property conveyed to 13, June 1, 1896. Merged with 13, Apr. 27, 1897.
19 Cleveland, St. Louis & Kansas City Railway Under general laws of Missouri, March 26, 1888 Sold by sheriff of St. Charles County, Mo. to J. H. Bethune, June 12, 1890; Sold by J. H. Bethune to Southwestern Co., Mar. 5, 1892. Sold by Southwestern Co. to 18, Mar. 17, 1892
20 Central Missouri Railway Company Under general laws of Missouri, Feb. 19, 1885 Sold to 19, Mar. 31, 1888
21 The St. Louis & Kansas City Railway Company Under general laws of Missouri, Mar. 4, 1895 Property conveyed to 13, 1895. Merged with 13, Apr. 27, 1897
22 The Southwestern Mineral Railway Company Under general laws of Kansas, Sept. 22, 1894 Property conveyed to 13, Nov. 23, 1894; merged with 13, July 13, 1896
23 Hannibal and Central Missouri Rail Road Company Under general laws of Missouri, Feb. 13, 1867 Sold to 13, June 1, 1873
24 Tebo and Neosho Railroad Company Under general laws of Missouri, Jan. 16, 1860 Sold to 13, Mar. 23, 1872
25 St. Louis & Santa Fe Railroad Company, Missouri Division Under general laws of Missouri, Apr. 20, 1869 Conveyed by F. Skiddy and S. Gandy, trustees, to the Land Grant Railway and Trust Company, May 23, 1872, and sold to 13, May 29, 1872
26 Neosho Valley and Holden Railway Company Under general laws of Kansas, May 7, 1870 Consolidated with 15 and 27 to form 14, May 15, 1870
27 Labette and Sedalia Railway Company Under general laws of Kansas, May 7, 1870 Consolidated with 15 and 26 to form 14, May 15, 1870

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Missouri Kansas & Texas Railway Company of Texas

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports 394-395
No. Name Incoproration Succession
1 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company of Texas Under general laws of Texas, Oct. 28, 1891
2 The Granger, Georgetown, Austin & San Antonio Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Dec. 5, 1902 Sold to 1, May 13, 1903
3 Georgetown and Granger Rail Road Company Under general laws of Texas, Dec. 13, 1890 Sold to Thomas S. Miller and conveyed by him to 2, Dec 22, 1902
4 Trinity, Cameron and Western Railroad Company Under general laws of Texas, Jan. 18, 1892 Sold to Thomas S. Miller and conveyed by him to 2, Dec. 22, 1902
5 Dension & Washita Valley Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Jan. 8, 1886 Property in Texas sold to 1, May 13, 1903
6 The Sherman, Shreveport & Southern Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Feb 28, 1893 Sold to 1, May 6, 1901
7 East Line and Red River Railroad Company Under act of Texas Legislature, Mar. 22, 1871 Property conveyed to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railwauy Company, Nov. 28, 1881. Surrendered to receiver of Texas court on order of U.S. District Court Apr. 13, 1891. Sold to H.W. Poor, trustee, Jan. 31, 1893, and by him deeded to 6, Mar. 8, 1893.
8 Dallas and Waco Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Dec. 23, 1886 Sold to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, Nov. 12, 1891 and by it deeded to 1, Nov. 18, 1891. Also deeded by 8 to 1, Jan. 19, 1892
9 The Sherman, Denison and Dallas Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Mar. 20, 1890 Sold to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, Nov. 11, 1891 and by it deeded to 1, Nov. 18, 1891. Also deeded by 9 to 1, Jan 26, 1892.
10 The Taylor, Bastrop and Houston Railway Company See 11 Sold to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, Dec. 2, 1886, and by it deeded to 1, Nov. 18, 1891. Also deeded by 10 to 1, Jan. 29, 1892.
11 Bastrop and Taylor Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Apr. 26, 1886 Name changed to 10, Oct. 27, 1886
12 The Gainesville, Henrietta and Western Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Jul. 23, 1886 Sold to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, Jan. 25, 1887 and by it deeded to 1, Nov. 18, 1891. Also deeded by 12 to 1, Jan. 27, 1892
13 Dallas and Greenville Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Feb. 15, 1886 Sold to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, Dec. 2, 1886 and by it deeded to 1, Nov. 18, 1891. Also deeded by 13 to 1, Jan. 19, 1892
14 Trinity and Sabine Railway Company Under general laws of Texasm Sept. 28, 1881 Sold to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, Dec. 9, 1882 and by it deeded to 1, Nov. 18, 1891. Also deeded by 14 to 1, Jan. 30, 1892
15 Dallas and Wichita Railroad Company Under act of the Texas legislature, Dec. 2, 1871 Sold under foreclosure May 5, 1880, to J. C. Brown et al., and conveyed to new organization formed under original charter and name, July 16, 1880. Sold to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, Dec. 15, 1881 and by it deeded to 1, Nov. 18, 1891. Also deeded by 15 to 1, Jan. 19, 1892
16 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Extension Railway Company See 17 Sold to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company Nov. 28, 1881, and by it deeded to 1, Nov. 18, 1892
17 The Denison and Southeastern Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, July 27, 1877 Name changed to 18, Mar. 23, 1880
18 The Denison and Pacific Railway Under general laws of Texas, Apr. 24, 1878 Sold to 17, Mar. 11, 1880

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Texas Central Railroad

Stock control acquired by Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Companmy, June, 1910
Leased to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company of Texas, May 1, 1914

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 Texas Central Railroad Company Under general laws of Texas, Dec. 16, 1892
2 Texas Central Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, June 30, 1879 Sold Jan. 23, 1893 to 1, under foreclosure dated Apr. 22, 1891

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The Wichita Falls Railway Company

Leased to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company of Texas, June 12, 1894

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 The Wichita Falls Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, July 7, 1894

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The Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railroad Company

Stock control acquired by Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, 1911

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 The Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railway Company Under general laws of Territory of Oklahoma, Oct. 5, 1906
2 The Altus Wichita Falls & Hollis Railway Company Under general laws of Oklahoma, Feb. 18, 1910 Sold to 1, Aug. 23, 1911

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The Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railroad of Texas Company

Stock control acquired by Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, 1911

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 The Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railway Company of Texas Under general laws of Texas, Sept. 26, 1906

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The Wichita Falls & Wellington Railway Company of Texas

Stock control acquired by Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, 1911

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 The Wichita Falls & Wellington Railway Company of Texas Under general laws of Texas, Mar. 3, 1910

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The Wichita Falls & Southern Railway Company

Stock control acquired by Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, 1911

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 The Wichita Falls & Southern Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, June 1, 1907

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Beaumont and Great Northern Railroad

Stock control acquired by Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, October 10, 1912

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 Beaumont and Great Northern Railroad Under general laws of Texas, June 22, 1905

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Denison, Bonham and New Orleans Railroad Company

Leased to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company of Texas, May 1, 1914

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 Denison, Bonham and New Orleans Railroad Company Under general laws of Texas, Jan. 24, 1901
2 Denison, Bonham and New Orleans Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, Jan. 27, 1888 Sold to 1

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San Antonio Belt and Terminal Railway Company

Source: Interstate Commerce Commission 41 Valuation Reports
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 San Antonio Belt and Terminal Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, June 2, 1912

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The Dallas, Cleburne and Southwestern Railway Company

Leased to Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company of Texas, 1903

Source: History of the Texas Railriads, by S. G. Reed
No. Name Incorporation Succession
1 The Dallas, Cleburne and Southwestern Railway Company Under general laws of Texas, June 3, 1902

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