The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25] Page: 19 of 1,111
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GENERAL AND SPECIAL LAWS. 3
Motley County Railway Company, but for the benefit of the
Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway Company, which last named
company has through its said trustee, since such purchase, expended
more than thirty thousand ($30,000.00) dollars in rehabilitating
and improving the tracks and equipment of said
Motley County Railway; and
WHEREAS, the said Motley County Railway is a short line,
only 8.47 (eight and forty-seven one hundredths) miles in
length, extending from the town of Matador, the county seat
of Motley County, to a connection with the Quanah, Acme and
Pacific Railway at Matador Junction, and is the only railway
serving the town of Matador and a large territory tributary
thereto, and experience having proven that such railway can
not earn sufficient revenue to maintain itself when operating
WHEREAS, said railway company now enjoys a short line
differential rate which materially increases the freight rates
which said town and territory must pay; and
WHEREAS, notice has been given by publication of the intention
to apply for legislative consolidation of said two railways
as required by the Constitution and laws of this State;
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That the sale of the Motley County Railway Company,
its properties, privileges, franchises and charter rights,
heretofore made by the sheriff of Motley County, under execution
to G. E. Hamilton, trustee, for the use and benefit of the
Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway Company, is hereby sanctioned,
ratified, approved and confirmed, and the said trustee is
hereby authorized and empowered to transfer and convey said
Motley County Railway, its tracks, rights-of-way, rolling stock
and properties, both real and personal, together with its franchises
rights, privileges and charter powers to the Quanah,
Acme and Pacific Railway, which last named Company is hereby
vested with the power and authority to acquire, own, consolidate
with its own line and to hereafter operate said Motley
County Railway with and as a part of its own railway, and the
consolidated properties, after such conveyance and consolidation,
shall be owned, maintained and operated as one line or
system of railways by such acquiring company under the name
of Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway Company.
SEC. 2. When such transfer and consolidation as is hereby
authorized shall have been effected and consummated, the said
Motley County Railway Company and said trustee shall be and
are hereby especially authorized to abandon the operation of
said Motley County Railway.
SEC. 3. The transfer and conveyance herein authorized to be
made shall be subject to all just and legal incumbrances, suits,
liens, judgments, claims and actions for damages and debts
heretofore given, rendered or contracted by the said Motley
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1927 [Volume 25], book, 1927; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16125/m1/19/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .