Texas and Northern Railway

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Texas and Northern Railway
Texas & Northern.svg
Texas & Northern map
Reporting mark TN
Locale Lone Star, TX
Dates of operation 1948–present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Lone Star, TX

The Texas and Northern Railway (reporting mark TN) is an eight-mile (13 km) railroad connecting Lone Star, Texas, to the former Louisiana and Arkansas Railway between Daingerfield and Hughes Springs. When it started operations in 1948 to serve the Lone Star Steel Company (32°55′N 94°43′W / 32.92°N 94.72°W / 32.92; -94.72), of which it was a wholly owned subsidiary, the revenue cutoff for a Class I railroad was $1 million, and the Texas and Northern made just more than that per year. Thus, until 1956, when the cutoff was raised to $3 million, the Texas and Northern was an eight-mile railroad in the same class as giants like the New York Central Railroad and Pennsylvania Railroad.

Operations have continued to the present day, as Lone Star Steel works are still in operation. However, since Lone Star was purchased by U.S. Steel, the railroad is managed under that company's railroad division, Transtar, Inc.

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