The Texas & Northern Railway Company provides rail transportation service to U. S. Steel Tubular Products as well as four other customers on its route: A&A Coating, Texas Tubular, Friedman Pipe and Lone Star Specialties. For years the railroad bought secondhand ALCO diesel locomotives and heavily modified them for their and the steel mill railroad operations.
Texas and Northern Railway locomotive No. 13.
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The Texas and Northern Railway
The Texas and Northern Railway (reporting mark TN) is an eight-mile, former Class I railroad in operation since 1948 connecting Lone Star, Texas, to the former Louisiana and Arkansas Railway at Cason between Daingerfield and Hughes Springs. A number of branches have been removed over the years as mining of ore is no longer done. The blast furnace was shut down in the 1980s as well as the ore smelter. Only the electric blast furnace and the pipe rolling mill are still in operation along with warehouse facilities. The Texas and Northern's original logo featured Porky Pig and was known as the "Pig Iron Route". The company's headquarters are located in Lone Star, Texas.
Operations have been cut back, and since Lone Star was purchased by U.S. Steel, the railroad is managed under that company's railroad division, Transtar, Inc. Traffic consists of outbound pipe, and inbound scrap steel and alloy steel ingots. The Texas & Northern Railway Company is now a Class III railway comprising 7.6 miles of the Steel Lead and 32 miles of storage tracks. The Texas & Northern Railway Company now interchanges with the KCS at Veals Yard. Veals Yard is a 9 track yard with each track being approximately 2,000 ft. in length.
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