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Transportation Company - Moscow Camden & San Augustine - Railroad

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Company Name Moscow Camden & San Augustine
Category Railroad
Year Founded 1898
Termination Subsidiary
Successor/Parent Georgia Pacific (Details)
Country United States (Details)
Source of Text Bluford Shops
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Transportation Company - Moscow Camden & San Augustine - Railroad

Company History: The MCSA runs 7 miles from a connection with Union Pacific in Moscow, Texas to a large lumber mill in Camden. It is the oldest railroad in Texas still operating under its original charter (established in 1898.) In the early days, the founders (timber interests that owned the sawmill in Camden) had every intention of building on to San Augustine but never got beyond the sawmill. A network of logging branches extended from the MCSA at Camden but these were operated by the logging company directly. As these temporary branches were abandoned, MCSA had their pick of lumber company steam locomotives. MCSA didn’t even begin to dieselize until 1960 and continued to run some steam until 1965. Passenger service was provided with an 1898 vintage wooden combine acquired from Long Island Rail Road in 1927. The passenger service finally ended in 1973. The mill and railroad passed through several hands beginning in the late 60s and is owned today by Georgia-Pacific.

Successor/Parent History:
Georgia-Pacific LLC is an American pulp and paper company based in Atlanta, Georgia, and is one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of tissue, pulp, paper, toilet and paper towel dispensers, packaging, building products and related chemicals. As of Fall 2010, the company employed more than 40,000 people at more than 300 locations in North America, South America and Europe. It is an independently operated and managed company of Koch Industries.

Brief History:
The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

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Item created by: gdm on 2017-10-10 09:57:33. Last edited by gdm on 2020-12-31 20:03:57

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