Documentaries - Next Stop Kyle

This documentary tells the story of the creation of a new town from empty prairie by the International & Great Northern Railroad in October, 1880. It involves the family of local landowner Fergus Kyle, New York financier Jay Gould, the IGNRR's Texas Land Company, and the building of tracks across central Texas. Re-Enactors are used to show the enthusiasm for a new town, the one day auction of the town lots, and the changes the "steam beast" would bring to the countryside. Scenes were shot of the Jay Gould private Pullman in Jefferson, Texas, the Texas State Railroad operating steam train between Palestine and Rusk, and the recreation of the famous Auction Oak sale day.