Abandoned Rails of Jefferson

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Built in 1888 by the American Car & Foundry Company, this was the personal passenger car of Jay Gould & family. Named the "Atalanta", it features two observation rooms, four state rooms, two baths, a butler's pantry, kitchen, dining room office, resplendent with elaborate decorations and fixtures. The car was moved to its current location in Jefferson, TX, in 1954. Photo by Dave Matthews, April 2008.

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Nbr Location Railroads Type Authorized Retired Map
123 Jefferson T&P, J&NW    Cabin 10/13/1925

The Jefferson Historical Society and Museum now have the R.D. Moses T&P Model Railroad displayed at the Museum. See www.jeffersonmuseum.com.

Weldon Nash
Jefferson, TX
2/28/2013

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The L&A/KCS line that runs through Jefferson once came up from Waskom,Tx. You can barely see the old grade in some spots along I-20 between Shreveport and Greenwood. On historical topos I traced the line from Greenwood/Waskom to Karnack, Tx. Appears that when I-20 was built the KCS rerouted the line to Jefferson from Blanchard, La. Looks like I-20 through Shreveport runs on the ROW where the line used to be.

Trey
Monroe, LA
10/29/2015

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