Jackson & Eastern Railway

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Meridian (Lauderdale County)

Years of Operation: 1916-1926

Predecessor road: none

Successor road: Gulf Mobile & Northern 

Miles Operated: 28

Locomotives Owned: 5

Equipment:

5 locomotives, 8 freight cars, 4 passenger cars in 1926

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Jackson & Eastern Railway was incorporated in Mississippi on January 24, 1916, for the purpose of constructing and operating a railroad from Union to Jackson, Mississippi, about 72 miles. The date of organization was January 26, 1916.

Construction began at Union, where the line connected with the Meridian & Memphis, and was completed as far as Sebastopol, Mississippi, 13.513 miles, when the road opened for operation in November 1916. This portion of the line was built by Sam A. Neville, then president and general manager of the road. Authorized capital stock was $100,000 of which $99,700 was issued to S. A. Neville in part payment for construction of the railroad.

On July 12, 1921 the Interstate Commerce Commission authorized an extension of the line from Sebastopol to Jackson, approximately 61 miles. The extension was completed as far as Walnut Grove, 9 miles, in 1923, and from Walnut Grove to Tuscola, 5 miles, in April 1925. The extension from Sebastopol to Tuscola cost about $13,500 per mile.

In July 1926 the entire capital stock of the company was acquired by the Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad. Effective July 1, 1927 the property was operated under lease by the G. M. & N. The line to Jackson was finally completed on July 17, 1927, and in July 1929, the company was merged into the G. M. & N. During independent ownership the general office was at Meridian, Mississippi.

In 1926 the railroad owned 5 locomotives, 8 freight cars and 4 passenger cars. With the sale to the G. M. & N., the locomotives were transferred to the Meridian & Bigbee River Railway, another Neville property, for construction of that line. Between 1926 and 1929 locomotives used on the J. & E. were presumably furnished by the G. M. & N. 

 

REFERENCES 

1.   “Jackson & Eastern Railway Company,” Valuation Docket No. 453, Interstate Commerce Commission Reports, Vol. 193, p. 539-46.

2.   “Public Convenience Certificate to Jackson & Eastern Ry.,” Finance Docket No. 9, Interstate Commerce Commission Reports, Vol. 99, pp. 361-365. See also: Vol. 70, p. 110; Vol. 76, p. 359 and Vol. 86, p. 259. 

3.   “Control of Jackson & Eastern by Gulf, Mobile & Northern,” Finance Docket No. 5623, Interstate Commerce Commission Reports, Vol. 111, pp. 587-592.

 

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ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

235

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

7439

 

9/1884

 

19x24

 

52˝

 

94700

 

New Orleans & Northeastern #226, rebuilt in 1903, renumb. #235 in 6/1910.

Jackson & Eastern #235, on 4/29/1917.

Baldwin class 8-32 D 86

 

Meridian & Bigbee River #235, in 1926.

 

18

 

4-4-0

 

NC&StLRy

 

 

 

1882

 

17x24

 

66

 

82500

 

U. S. Military R.R. #?

Nashville & Chattanooga #58

Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis #58, in 1873.

Rrebuilt by NC&StL in 1882 (a Cullen engine).

Re. #18 in 1915.

Georgia Car & Locomotive Co. #416, on 6/1/1919.

Jackson & Eastern #18,  on 7/19/1919.

Cost $3,000.

 

Meridian & Bigbee River #18, in 1926.

 

52

 

4-6-0

 

Pittsburgh

 

 

 

1893

 

18x24

 

57

 

96800

 

Unknown.

Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City #52,  in 1902.

New Orleans, Mobile & Chicago #52, in 12/1909.

Gulf, Mobile & Northern #52, in 1/1917.

Jackson & Eastern #52, in 1923. Cost $3,500.

 

Meridian & Bigbee River #52, in 1926.

 

1

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

11225

 

9/1890

 

19x24

 

52˝

 

98690

 

New Orleans & Northeastern #243.

Meridian & Memphis #1, on 2/18/1913.

Jackson & Eastern #1, on 2/26/1924.

Cost $3,000.

Baldwin class 8-32 D 399

 

Meridian & Bigbee River #1, in 1926.

 

55

 

4-6-0

 

Rogers

 

 

 

1895

 

18x24

 

55

 

95200

 

Unknown.

Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City #5, in 1899.

Re. #55 in 1902.

New Orleans, Mobile & Chicago #55, in 12/1909.

Gulf, Mobile & Northern #55, in 1/1917.

Jackson & Eastern #55, in 1925. Cost $2,000.

 

Meridian & Bigbee River #55, in 1926.

 

 

 

 

 

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