Preserving the Legacy of the railroads throughout Ark-La-Miss-Tex-oma's Cotton Belt Region


StLSW Steam Engine #819
St.L.S-W. L-1 Steam Engine #819, Mt. Pleasant, TX, Nov. 6, 1988
Jason Lee Davis photo


Dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and legacy of the railroads and railroad employees that operated throughout the geographical region known as the "Cotton Belt" region of the Ark-La-Miss-Tex-oma area, including, but not limited to, the former St. Louis Southwestern Railway.

Harley Davis on SSW 354
Harley Davis working "The Dog" in Big Sandy, Texas in 1960.
Estellene Davis photo

This website and associated events are presented in the interest of citizenship, service learning, historical stewardship, civic responsibility, and community outreach in alignment with the university's mission by Dr. Jason Lee Davis and Texas A&M University-Commerce.