Sanoody Valley Railroad 

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: DeKalb, MS (Kemper County)

Years of Operation: 1908-1915

Predecessor road: none

Successor road: DeKalb & Western 

Miles Operated: 12.0

Locomotives Owned: 3

Equipment

1915: Locomotives: 2. Cars: 12

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Sanoody Valley Railroad was chartered in Mississippi on June 25, 1908, by Sam O. Bell, T. A. Hopper, A. A. Overstreet, John Guvin, J. C. Hopper, George H. Ethridge, Guy J. Reucher and T. D. Stennis, all of DeKalb, with authorized capital stock of $100,000. Terminal points were to be DeKalb and Sucarnochee, all in Kemper County, and the road was to be ready for operation by January 1, 1909. Sam O. Bell was president.

On December 16, 1915, the property, rights and franchises of the company were sold at foreclosure to Simon Seelig and P. Sugarman, who deeded them to the DeKalb & Western Railroad on March 31, 1916.

Note on spelling: Most maps show the creek followed by the railroad as "Snoody Creek", while most references to the railroad show it as the "Sanoody Valley." 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

3

 

No Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondhand

 

Seelig & Sugarman, on 12/16/1915.

DeKalb & Western #3, Electric Mills, MS, on 3/31/1916.

 

100

 

4-4-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondhand

On hand 10/2/1912.

 

Seelig & Sugarman, on 12/16/1915.

DeKalb & Western #100, Electric Mills, MS, on 3/31/1916.

 

503

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

6411

 

10/1882

 

18x24

 

54

 

80000

 

Mobile & Ohio #65.

Re. #503 in 1910.

Sanoody Valley #503.

Baldwin class 8-30 D 93

 

Seelig & Sugarman, on 12/16/1915.

DeKalb & Western #503, Electric Mills, MS, on 3/31/1916.

Sumter Lumber Co. #6, Electric Mills, MS.

Scrapped 1941.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          

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