To connect Waxahachie with Hillsboro, the Dallas & Waco Railroad constructed a line segment from 1886-1890. Since the MKT commissioned the D&W to build the line to Hillsboro, the MKT acquired the line shortly after completion. The Texas Railroad Commission authorized operation on the line 1 December 1906. The line appears in a 1900 Rand McNally Texas Railroad Map held by the Library of Congress titled Texas Railroads. The MKT abandoned and demolished the track in the mid-1980s. The Union Pacific acquired the line via mergers.
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