Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill

Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Planing Mill (HMJKX)

Location: Belton, TX 76513 Bell County
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N 30° 59.81', W 97° 29.803'

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Built in 1912 at the Santa Fe rail yards in Temple, this planing mill was part of a complex of buildings that housed repair facilities for the railroad. Workers at the mill manufactured replacement parts for wooden elements of the Santa Fe's boxcars and early wooden passenger cars. Heavy timbers used in the building's construction were assembled in such a manner to handle the pounding of heavy machinery inside. In use until the late 1940s, the mill was moved to this location in 1989 to save it from demolition. Although no longer sited along the railroad route, it still serves as a reminder of the significant role the Santa Fe played in the industrial development of Bell County.
Marker Number12575
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 643525 N 3430220
Decimal Degrees30.99683333, -97.49671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 59.81', W 97° 29.803'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 59' 48.60" N, 97° 29' 48.18" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 610 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Belton TX 76513, US
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