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The original town was called Greasy Bend as it was located on a curve on the North Fork of the Trinity River. When the railroad came through the community was renamed Parkhurst for an official with the railroad. To avoid confusion with Park Springs (located on the railroad between Bowie and Chico), the town was renamed Boyd.
Train 21 (Extra 319 South) goes into the siding at Boyd to meet Extra 320 North at Boyd (milepost 585) on August 12, 1978.
Train 26 (Extra 4542 North) meets a southbound grain train lead by engine 293 at Boyd on April 14, 1979. Between 1977 and 1979, the Rock Island converted four old U25Bs to road slugs in its Silvas shops. Disk 86