Sunflower & Eastern Railway

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Chicago, IL

Years of Operation: 1901-1930

Predecessor Roads: Cotton Belt Lumber Co.

Successor Roads: Yazoo & Mississippi Valley 

Miles Operated:  11.68

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History by Tony Howe:

The Sunflower & Eastern Railway was incorporated on July 31, 1901 by the Cotton Belt Lumber Co., who owned a large mill at Blue lake, just east of Parchman, MS. The road was partially built by the Y&MV, who leased the line on June 9, 1905. It was built northeast from Parchman to Webb. The branch was abandoned on Oct. 13, 1930.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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