For years the trains from Marshall, TX only ran to Longview, TX and Shreveport, LA. The people of Harrison County offered to loan money, and the City of Marshall donated land so that the Texas and Pacific Railway company would move to Marshall. T&P President George Jay Gould agreed and moved the T&P workshops and general offices for Texas to Marshall. The Marshall Railroad Company was allowed to build a railroad from Marshall all the way to the Pacific Coast (California). This is when the Marshall Railroad Company changed its name to the Texas & Pacific Railway Company.