These pilings are remains of a railroad that operated between Rockland, in Tyler County, and various points in Jasper County, including the rock quarry known as Blue Hole, the sawmill of Aldridge Lumber Company, and a turpentine camp known as Turpentine. The railroad was already constructed and being operated between Rockland and the rock quarry in 1897 when the Rock Quarries Tram Road was incorporated. The railroad was sold to a new railroad corporation known as the Rockland, Jasper & Northeastern in 1905 and then sold in 1906 to lumberman John Henry Kirby, who operated the line under a new organization known as the Burr's Ferry, Browndel & Chester Railway. Texas & New Orleans railroad (Southern Pacific) bought the railroad in 1914 and abandoned the line in 1927.
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Photo taken in Tyler County, TX, USA
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