History of Brown County Railroads
The Genealogy Library now has CD-ROM disk copies of a "History of Brown County Railroads" available for sale in PDF format. They cost $10 and all profit from the sale of the disks goes to the Pecan Valley Genealogical Society. This historical research was done by Brown County Historian Frank Hilton. The disk includes 82 pages of timeline history of the development of the railroads in Brown County along with 79 photos and drawings, including the interior of the former Harvey House. The railroad came to Brown County in 1885, and resulted in providing the county with faster travel for people, and the moving of goods to and from the county, such as cattle, sheep, hogs and cotton. This is the story of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway, the Fort Worth & Rio Grande, and the Brownwood North & South line of the Frisco. It tells the story of the named passengers trains that came through Brownwood and of their final passing. At one time 15 passenger trains a day came through Brownwood.