Port Terminal Railroad Association
The Port Terminal Railroad Association (PTRA) is an American terminal railroad that operates 154 miles (248 km) of track at the Port of Houston in Houston, Texas.
Port Terminal Railroad Association Overview
Reporting mark: PTRA
Locale: Port of Houston
Dates of operation: 1924–present
Track gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters: Houston, Texas
A Port Terminal Railroad Association (PTRA) train crossing the ex-HB&T Railway swing bridge over Buffalo Bayou near Hedrick Street, in Houston, Texas. This bridge is one of two surviving ex-Houston Belt & Terminal Railway swing bridges over Buffalo Bayou in Houston, the other being located upstream (to the west). Patrick Feller from Humble, Texas, USA [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]
Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
Purchases through our Merchant Links and Store help to defray the costs of operating the non-profit Classic Streamliners website, and at no additional cost to you. All of the staff at Classic Streamliners are unpaid volunteers who have all devoted thousands of hours of their own time to bring the site into fruition. We would like to sincerely thank all those who have already helped support this worthy cause. For more information click HERE.
Text: wikipedia.org. Images: Public Domain; http://www.commons.wikimedia.org (unless otherwise specified) and 17 U.S. Code § 107 fair use. References: Lewis, Robert G. The Handbook of American Railroads. New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1951, 2nd Edition 1956. Site Map Contact webmaster HERE.