Central Coal & Coke Co. (1897-1914)

Missouri & Louisiana Railroad (1902-1914)

Delta Land & Timber Co. (1914-1926)

Neame Carson & Southern Railroad (1914-1926)

Standard gauge, -lb rail

Headquarters: Kansas City, MO

Mill Locations: Neame, LA

                           Carson, LA

Mill Capacity: 150,000 ft/day in 1910

Years of Operation: 1897-1926

Miles Operated: 44.45 miles in 1910

Locomotives Owned

Equipment:

1906- 81 miles, 11 locomotives, 177 cars.

1907- Carson- 1 mile, 1 locomotive, 54 cars, 1 loader

          Neame- 25 miles, 3 locomotives, 65 cars, 1 McGiffert, 1 Lidgerwood

1910- 12 miles, 3 locomotives, 57 cars, 1 McGiffert, 1 Lidgerwood loader

6/30/1919: 3 locomotives, 2 flat cars, 1 box car, 62 log cars, 1 caboose, 1 ice car, 2 trailer cars.

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The CENTRAL COAL & COKE COMPANY had sawmills at Neame and Carson, La. The MISSOURI & LOUISIANA RAILROAD was incorporated in Missouri on July 24, 1902 and had a Missouri division at Bevier and a Louisiana division connected with the company's sawmills in Louisiana. The entire capital stock of $150,000 was held by trustees for the Central Coal & Coke Co. On September 28, 1914 the corporate title was changed to NEAME, CARSON & SOUTHERN RAILROAD by a resolution of the board of directors. The railroad was not incorporated. The name of the lumber company was also changed at that time to DELTA LAND & TIMBER COMPANY.

 The Missouri & Louisiana (Louisiana Division) operated a line between Neame and Sherwood, Pujo, Longville, Morrison and Galloway, La. , a distance of 44.45 miles. It actually had two divisions, the Carson division and the Neame division, which were not connected. The Central Coal & Coke Co. constructed and owned all of the lines operated by the Missouri & Louisiana. The line connected at Neame and Carson, La., with the KCS , and at C. C. Jct. with the Lake Charles & Northern. In 1910 the Louisiana division owned 4 locomotives.

 In 1925 the sawmill at Neame was completely destroyed by fire and was not rebuilt. The remaining mill at Carson shut down on November 30, 1926 as a result of timber exhaustion. In anticipation of the closing of its remaining mill and complete loss of rail traffic, the Delta Land & Timber Co. applied to the I. C. C. on August 10, 1926 for permission to abandon the entire line of the Neame, Carson & Southern. At that time it extended from Neame in a northwesterly direction to Camp Baker (a logging camp) , 22.13 miles, and from Carson Mill in an easterly direction to C. C. Junction, 3.19 miles. Permission to abandon the entire line was given by the I. C. C. on November 27, 1926.

 

A wreck near Neame in 1903.

Builder's view of 2-6-2 No. 115 in 1913.

Builder's photo of 2-8-2 No. 201 of Delta Land & Timber.

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

  

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

101

 

2-6-0

 

Pittsburgh

 

1590

 

11/1895

 

14x22

 

50

 

68000

 

Arkansas & Choctaw Ry. #1, Ashdown, AR

Missouri & Louisiana R.R. #101, on ?

 

Delta Land & Timber Co. #106, Neame, LA,

in 9/1914.

 

108

 

40-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

644

 

1/1901

 

3-11x12

 

32

 

80000

 

Louisiana Long Leaf Lumber Co. #3, Fisher, LA

Central Coal & Coke Co. #108, Neame, LA, on ?

 

Delta Land & Timber Co. #108, Neame, LA,

in 9/1914.

Out of service 2/1926.

For sale 4/1927.

 

112

 

42-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

2527

 

4/1912

 

3-10x12

 

29

 

84000

 

New by Missouri & Louisiana R.R.

 

Delta Land & Timber Co. #112, Neame, LA,

in 9/1914.

Transferred as #202 to Conroe, TX, by 1/1921.

Foster Lumber Co. #7, Fostoria, TX by 11/1930.

 

114

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

38093

 

8/1912

 

19x26

 

51

 

137000

 

New by Missouri & Louisiana R.R.

Cost $12,259.85.

Baldwin class 8-32 D 790

 

Neame, Carson & Southern R.R. #114, in 9/1914.

In service 6/30/1919.

Delta Land & Timber Co. #208, Conroe, TX

Conroe Timber Co. #208, Conroe, TX

Angelina & Neches River R.R. #208, Keltys, TX

Trinity Valley Railfans, Inc., Weatherford, TX,

in 3/1963.

Indiana Railway Museum, French Lick, IN, in 1986.

 

115

 

2-6-2

 

Baldwin

 

40082

 

6/1913

 

15x20

 

46

 

88000

 

New by Missouri & Louisiana R.R.

Cost $9,150.

Baldwin class 10-24 D 97

 

Delta Land & Timber Co. #115, Neame, LA,

in 9/1914.

Transferred as #204 to Conroe, TX, by 1/1921.

Foster Lumber Co. #6, Fostoria, TX in 4/1929.

 

116

 

70-3

Shay

 

Lima

 

2757

 

4/1914

 

3-12x15

 

36

 

146000

 

New by Missouri & Louisiana R.R.

 

Delta Land & Timber Co. #116, Neame, LA,

in 9/1914.

Oregon-American Lumber Co. #116, Vernonia, OR, ca. 2/1926.

Polk Operating Co. #5, Grande Ronde, OR,

in 10/1926.

Willamina & Grande Ronde Ry. #5, Grande Ronde, OR, ca. 3/1944.

 

200

 

2-8-2

 

Baldwin

 

41353

 

4/1914

 

17x24

 

44

 

124500

 

New by Delta Land & Timber Co.

Delivered to Neame, LA.

Cost $11,650.

Baldwin class 12-28 E 14

 

Neame, Carson & Southern R.R. #200

In service 6/30/1919.

Kirby Lumber Co. #100, Silsbee, TX, in 1925.

Scrapped 1955 at Silsbee, TX.

 

7

 

2-8-2

 

Baldwin

 

39933

 

6/1913

 

17x24

 

46

 

121000

 

Louisiana & Texas Lumber Co. #7, Ratcliff, TX

Lettered H. C. R.R. on tank sides.

Delta Land & Timber Co. #7, Neame, LA, by 6/1919.

 

Used by Neame, Carson & Southern R.R. #7

Kirby Lumber Co. #94, Silsbee, TX, in 1927.

 

?

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

14656

 

1/1896

 

19x24

 

54

 

123000

 

Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf #57

Kansas City Southern Ry. #321,

on 4/1/1900.

Central Coal & Coke Co., Carson, LA, on 3/10/1913.

Baldwin class 10-32 D 554

 

 

Note:    The Missouri & Louisiana Railroad purchased 2 Forney locomotives of the Manhattan type, having 12x16 cylinders and weighing 25 tons each, in August 1905 from A. C. Torbert & Co. , Chicago, Ill.

 

 

 

 

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