Talladega & Coosa Valley Railroad

36" gauge, converted to standard gauge in 1889

Headquarters: Renfroe, AL

Years of Operation: 1883-1889

Predecessor Roads: none

Successor Roads: Birmingham & Atlantic

Miles Operated: Main line: Talladega, AL to Pell City, AL, 26.9 miles; branch: Ragan to Talladega Iron & Steel Co.’s ore bed, 2.7 miles.

Locomotives Owned: 

Equipment

6/1888: Locomotives 4. Cars: 2 passenger, 1baggage, mail & express, 36 flat, 2 box, 1 caboose, 3 service.

4/1890 Locomotives: 5. Cars: 3 passenger, 2 baggage, etc., 25 flat, 2 box 23 coal, 7 coke, 2 caboose, 6 other.

 

 

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HISTORY by Gil Hoffman:

The Talladega & Coosa Valley Railroad was chartered on December 9, 1883. Main line completed in 1887. Gauge changed to standard on July 15, 1889.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrow gauge ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

1

 

0-6-0

 

Porter

 

409

 

3/1881

 

9˝x14

 

33

 

24000

 

Ordered as: Pratt Saw Mill Co. #2 Ellen, Verbena, AL. Built 38" gauge.

Cancelled & resold to:

Rogers Lumber Co. Etowah, Cartersville, GA, on 3/16/1881.

Gauge changed to 36" at factory.

Talladega & Coosa Valley R.R.,

by 1/1886.

 

W. W. Wadsworth, Wadsworth, AL, in 1886.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Dennis Simmons Lumber Co., Elm City, NC,

on 2/27/1900.

 

2

 

 

 

Baldwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondhand.

In service by 1886.

 

Dropped by 6/1888.

 

3

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

7835

 

3/1886

 

13x18

 

41

 

53000

 

New. Named Coosa.

Cost $5,300.

Baldwin class 10-20 D 2

 

Newport & Sherman’s Valley R.R. #4, Newport, PA, by 4/1891.

Blacksher-Miller Lumber Co., Brewton, AL

Lovelace Lumber Co., Brewton, AL, on 12/7/ 1903.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #677.

Virginia Lumber & Box Co. #677, Petersburg, VA,

on 11/21/1911.

 

4

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

8349

 

1/1887

 

13x18

 

41

 

53000

 

New.Named Talladega.

Cost $6,090.

Baldwin class 10-20 D 3

 

W. W. Wadsworth, Wadsworth, AL, by 3/1891.

Wadsworth Lumber Co., Rushton, AL, in 1901.

Perkins & Miller Lumber Co., Ltd., Westlake, LA.

Krause & Managan Lumber Co., Westlake, LA,

ca. 6/1907.

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On hand by 6/1888.

 

 

 

6

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

9140

 

3/1888

 

14x20

 

45

 

58000

 

New. Named R. H. Isbell.

Cost $7,360.

Baldwin class 10-22 D 33

 

Atlantic & Danville Ry. #6, Claremont, VA

Southern Ry. #N6, in 9/1899.

Scrapped at Spencer, NC, on 6/8/1934.

 

7

 

4-6-0

 

Rhode

Island

 

2249

 

8/1889

 

15x22

 

44

 

 

 

New.

 

Changed to standard gauge in 1889.

Birmingham & Atlantic #7, on 10/20/1890.

 

8

 

4-6-0

 

Rhode

Island

 

2250

 

8/1889

 

15x22

 

44

 

 

 

New.

 

Changed to standard gauge in 1889.

Birmingham & Atlantic #8, on 10/20/1890.

 

9

 

4-4-0

 

Rhode

Island

 

2248

 

8/1889

 

14x20

 

50

 

 

 

New.

 

Changed to standard gauge in 1889.

Birmingham & Atlantic #9, on 10/20/1890.

 

 

 

 

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