Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Mobile, AL

Years of Operation: 1927-present

Predecessor Roads: none

Successor Roads: none

Miles Operated: Main line: Mobile docks to North Mobile, AL, 5.619 miles; yard tracks & sidings, 30.487 miles — total, 36.106 miles.

Locomotives Owned: 

Equipment

12/31/1928: Locomotives: 4. Cars (work): 18 flat, 6 gondolas, 9 dump, 1 box tool, 1 locomotive crane

 

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HISTORY by Gil Hoffman:

The Terminal Railway, Alabama State Docks was under the jurisdiction of the Alabama State Docks Commission, and began operating on December 1, 1927.

 The line extended frm the docks at the foot of Earl Street in Mobile in a northeasterly direction to North Mobile.  This was a switching road. Large freight yards were maintained by the company and interchange was provided with all railroads entering Mobile. The railroad consisted of 5.619 miles of main line and 30.487 miles of yard tracks and sidings.

 Grading on the line was light. The tracks were laid chiefly with new 90-lb. rail. The tracks were ballasted, principally with crushed slag. There was one metal bridge over Three Mile Creek. South of Three Mile Creek the railroad was located on filled land adjacent to the Mobile River.  The land north of the creek was generally level.

 The railroad company had trackage rights over 2.76 miles of industry tracks north of Mobile, owned by the Chickasaw Shipbuilding & Car Company.It granted trackage rights to the Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad over 3.76 miles of road near Mobile and to the Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad over 2.92 miles of road near Mobile.

 

REFERENCE

 1.  ”Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks,” Valuation Docket No. 1188, Valuation Reports, Interstate Commerce Commission, Vol. 46, p. 517.

 

Terminal Ry 0-6-0 No. 62 was bought new from Alco in 1930.

Terminal Ry No. 481 at Mobile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEAM ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

154

 

4-6-0

 

Rogers

 

5340

 

11/1898

 

18x26

 

56

 

129000

 

Mobile & Ohio R.R. #154

Terminal Railway, Alabama State Docks #154, in 1926.

 

In service 12/31/1928.

 

158

 

4-6-0

 

Rogers

 

5344

 

12/1898

 

18x26

 

56

 

129000

 

Mobile & Ohio R.R. #158

Retired 10/1928.

Terminal Railway, Alabama State Docks #158, in 1928.

 

In service 12/31/1928.

 

60

 

0-6-0

 

A/Schen.

 

67531

 

8/1927

 

21x28

 

51

 

165000

 

New.

 

In service 12/31/1928.

 

61

 

0-6-0

 

A/Schen.

 

67580

 

5/1928

 

21x28

 

51

 

164000

 

New.

 

In service 12/31/1928.

 

62

 

0-6-0

 

A/Schen.

 

68515

 

6/1930

 

21x28

 

51

 

164000

 

New.

 

 

 

63

 

0-6-0

 

A/Schen.

 

69422

 

11/1940

 

21x28

 

51

 

164000

 

New.

 

 

 

59

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

57779

 

6/1924

 

23x26

 

52

 

181000

 

Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. #6, Pittsburgh, PA

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1775

Terminal Railway, Alabama State Docks #59, on 7/7/1931.

Baldwin class 8-40 D 11

 

 

 

28

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

35292

 

9/1910

 

19x26

 

62

 

128000

 

Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis Ry. #28

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Ry. #28, Mobile, AL

Terminal Railway, Alabama State Docks #28, after 12/1928.

Baldwin class 10-32 D 1093

 

 

 

 

 

 

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