Tremont Lumber Co.

Tremont & Gulf Railroad (1902-1908)

Tremont & Gulf Railway (1908-1962)

Standard gauge, 60-lb rail

Headquarters

Mill Location: Tremont, LA (Lincoln Parish)

Mill Capacity

Years of Operation: 1902-1962

Miles OperatedMain line: Tremont to Winnfield, LA, 48.237 miles; branch: Pyburn to Rochelle, LA, 28. 47 miles.

Locomotives Owned: 5

Equipment:

1903: Locomotives: 5. Cars: 2 passenger, 1 baggage, 2 freight, 42 other.

6/30/1914: Locomotives: 7. Cars: 3 passenger, 150 box, 110 flat, 9 service.

 

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Tremont & Gulf Railroad was chartered on ugust 18, 1902. The road was opened from Tremont to Dally, LA, 30 miles by July 1, 1903. In 1903 an extension was under construction from Eros south to Hoods Mills, about 20 miles. The road was opened to Chathamville in 1905; subsequent portions opened on April 1, 1908, and January 1, 1909. The Shreveport, Jonesboro & Natchez Railroad was purchased on April 1, 1906. The property of the Tremont & Gulf RR was sold under foreclosure on January 18, 1908. At the time of the sale, the company operated 61 miles of track.

The Tremont & Gulf Railway was chartered on December 18, 1907, for 99 years, as successor to the Tremont & Gulf Railroad, and purchased the property of the Tremont & Gulf RR on April 1, 1908. The railroad was controlled by James Stanley Joyce through stock ownership. In May 1915, 10 miles of line from Dodson to Menefee Junction on the Pyburn branch were abandoned.

 The Tremont & Gulf was owned by the same interests that owned the Tremont Lumber Company, which had large sawmills at Tremont, Eros and Winnfield, LA.

Tremont & Gulf No. 52

T&G No. 56

Tremont & Gulf No. 15 at Winnfield on January 25, 1952. The engine was bought from the Groveton, Lufkin & Northern in Texas in 1932.

Attractive ten wheeler No. 20 at Rochelle in March 1946. It was bought new in 1907.

T&G No. 24 at Winnfield on September 18, 1949. This engine was originally on the Groveton, Lufkin & Northern in Texas. 

 

Tremont & Gulf No. 25 at Winnfield in June 1948. It was bought new in 1913.

2-8-0 No. 28 at Winnfield on January 27, 1952.

T&G 2-8-2 No. 30 sports a Vanderbuilt tender at Winnfield in September 1949. The engine survives today at the Texas State Ry.

No. 44 at Winnfield in September 1949. The engine was bought secondhand from the L&A in 1948.

STEAM ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

10

 

4-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

4770

 

9/1879

 

17x24

 

63

 

 

 

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy #338

Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs #553

Fitz-Hugh Luther Co., Chicago, IL (deaker).

Tremont & Gulf R.R. #10,  in 1901.

Baldwin class 8-28 C 192

 

Scrapped 7/6/1916.

 

11

 

2-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

19799

 

12/1901

 

12x18

 

42

 

41000

 

New by Tremont Lumber Co. Named Bob.

Cost $5,915.

Lettered “Tremont & Gulf R.R.”

Baldwin class 6-18 C 13

 

Cartwright Logging Co. #11, Tremont, LA, by 8/1905 (leased).

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Bellgrade Lumber Co., Isola, MS,

on 7/17/1914.

Later at Cary, MS.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1267

St. Bernard Cypress Co., Ltd., Arabi, LA,

on 4/1/1920.

 

12

 

33-2 Shay

 

Lima

 

837

 

11/1903

 

3-10x10

 

 

28

 

66000

 

New by Tremont Lumber Co.

Lettered “Tremont & Gulf R.R.”

 

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1056

Brown Lumber Co. #12, Hiwannee, MS,

on 4/5/1916.

Kola Lumber Co., Kola, MS

Elton Lumber Co., Braxton, MS, in 2/1924.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #2136,

in 1/1927 and scrapped.

 

14

 

2-6-2

 

Baldwin

 

23578

 

1/1904

 

14½x20

 

41

 

82000

 

New by Tremont Lumber Co. Named George.

Cost $8,845.

Lettered “Tremont & Gulf R.R.”

Baldwin class 10-22¼ D 39

 

Cartwright Logging Co. #14, Tremont, LA, by 5/1905 (leased).

Forest Lumber Co., Oakdale, LA,by 4/1928.

 

15

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

40316

 

8/1913

 

18x26

 

56

 

134000

 

Groveton, Lufkin & Northern #15, Groveton, TX

Tremont & Gulf Ry. #15, in 1932.

Baldwin class 10-30 D 646

 

Oden Gravel Co. #15, Oden, LA,

on 9/16/1953 (Alexandria Gravel Co.)

Scrapped 12/1964.

 

16

 

2-6-2

 

Baldwin

 

27261

 

1/1906

 

16x24

 

44

 

110000

 

New by Tremont & Gulf R.R.

Cost $9,300.

Baldwin class 10-26¼ D 78

 

Tremont Lumber Co. #16.

Tremont & Gulf Ry. #16, in 1/1913.

Tremont Lumber Co. #16, on 11/19/1916.

Scrapped 1950.

 

17

 

55-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

1757

 

11/1906

 

3-12x12

 

36

 

110000

 

New by Tremont Lumber Co.

First used at Eros, LA

 

Later at Joyce, LA.

 

18

 

55-2 Shay

 

Lima

 

1758

 

11/1906

 

3-12x12

 

36

 

110000

 

New by Tremont Lumber Co.

First used at Eros, LA

 

Later at Joyce, LA.

 

19

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

30777

 

5/1907

 

18x24

 

56

 

122700

 

New by Tremont & Gulf R.R.

Cost $10,965.

Baldwin class 10-30 D 502

 

Mansfield Hardwood Lumber Co.,

Mansfield, LA, on 9/1/1929.

 

20

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

30866

 

5/1907

 

18x24

 

56

 

123600

 

New by Tremont & Gulf R.R. Cost $10.965.

Baldwin class 10-30 D 503

 

Retired to stationary boiler service.

Scrapped 7/12/1948.

 

1st 21

 

2-6-2

 

Baldwin

 

31867

 

10/1907

 

15x20

 

46

 

83000

 

Louisiana Ry. #5, Selma, LA.

Tremont & Gulf R.R. #21, on 11/19/1907.

Baldwin class 10-24¼ D 64

 

Big Sandy Lumber Co. #21, Hull, AL

Grubbs Lumber Co. #21, Hairston, AL

Ingham-Burnett Lumber Co. #21, Allison, AL, on 7/26/1922.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1617, on 3/8/1926.

Atlantic & Carolina R.R. #7, Warsaw, NC, on 3/8/1934.

 

2nd 21

 

55-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

842

 

12/1903

 

3-12x12

 

36

 

110000

 

Bigelow Brothers & Walker Co. #1, Esau, AR

Fourche River Lumber Co. #1, Bigelow, AR

Tremont Lumber Co. #21, in 1922.

 Used at Joyce, LA.

 

Scrapped 1927.

 

22

 

70-3

Shay

 

Lima

 

1971

 

8/1907

 

3-12x15

 

36

 

140000

 

Fourche River Lumber Co. #3, Bigelow, AR

Tremont Lumber Co. #22, in 1922.

 Used at Joyce, LA.

 

 

 

23

 

60-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

2370

 

9/1910

 

3-12x12

 

32

 

120000

 

New by Tremont Lumber Co.

First used at Denkman, LA.

 

Later at Joyce, LA.

 

1st 24

 

2-6-2

 

A/Brooks

 

48835

 

12/1910

 

16x24

 

46

 

101000

 

New by Tremont Lumber Co.

 

Groveton, Lufkin & Northern 2nd #14,

Groveton, TX, by 6/1919.

 

2nd 24

 

4-6-0

 

A/Rich.

 

48028

 

7/1910

 

18x26

 

56

 

143900

 

Groveton, Lufkin & Northern 1st #14, Groveton, TX.

Tremont Lumber Co. 2nd #24.

 

Tremont & Gulf Ry. #24, in 1/1913.

Cost $10,206.40

Dunham-Stephens, Inc. #24, Pollack, LA, on 2/17/1951.

Scrapped ca. 1953.

 

25

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

40318

 

8/1913

 

19x26

 

54

 

146300

 

New by Tremont & Gulf Ry. Cost $12,100.

Baldwin class 10-32 D 1143

 

Dunham-Stephens, Inc., Pollack, LA,

on 4/14/1953.

 

26

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

14660

 

1/1896

 

19x24

 

54

 

123000

 

Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf #61

Kansas City Southern Ry. #325, on 4/1/1900.

Tremont Lumber Co. #26, on 2/21/1914.

Baldwin class 10-32 D 558

 

 

 

28

 

2-8-0

 

Baldwin

 

47032

 

11/1917

 

21x28

 

56

 

166000

 

U. S. Government for France #396

Diverted to Norfolk Navy Yard #649, Norfolk, VA.

Claiborne & Polk #20, Camp Claiborne, LA

S. Bender Iron Works, Shreveport, LA.

Tremont & Gulf Ry. #28, in 3/1947.

Baldwin class 10-36 E 1694

 

Temple Lumber Co. #28, Pineland, TX,

on 6/26/1955.

 

30

 

2-8-2

 

Baldwin

 

46491

 

9/1917

 

21x26

 

54

 

175400

 

New by Tremont & Gulf Ry.

Cost $29,500.

Baldwin class 12-36¼ E 7

 

Pan American Engineering Co.

Magma Arizona #7, Superior, AZ,

on 3/23/1954.

Retired 9/4/1968.

Texas State Ry. #400, Palestine, TX,

in 1974.

 

31

 

4-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

11035

 

7/1890

 

17x24

 

62

 

87200

 

Manistee & Grand Rapids #1 Louis Sands, Manistee, MI

Michigan East & West Ry. #1, Manistee, MI, on 1/20/1914.

Tremont & Gulf Ry. #31, in 2/1921.

Cost $4,104.15

Baldwin class 8-28 C 782

 

On hand 1/1/1931.

 

32

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

16413

 

12/1898

 

18x24

 

54

 

93000

 

Manistee & Grand Rapids #3, Manistee, MI

Michigan East & West Ry. #3, Manistee, M, on 1/20/1914.

Tremont & Gulf Ry. #32, in 7/1921.

Cost $5,126.01

Baldwin class 8-30 D 510

 

Ruston Foundry & Machine Co., Ruston, LA, on 9/24/1924.

 

33

 

Rod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michigan East & West Ry. #4, Manistee, MI

Tremont & Gulf Ry. #22, in 1921.

 

Scrapped

 

44

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

37714

 

5/1912

 

22x28

 

57

 

179000

 

Louisiana & Arkansas #400

Re. #506 in 11/1927.

Tremont & Gulf Ry. #44,  in 3/1948.

Baldwin class 10-36 D 600

 

Scrapped 1962.

 

50

 

4-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

38054

 

7/1912

 

18x24

 

68

 

114500

 

Built as: Midland Pennsylvania #1, Millersburg, PA.. Cancelled and resold to:

Tremont & Gulf Ry. #50, on 2/20/1913.

Cost $10,400.

Baldwin class 8-30 C 691

 

Scrapped 1950.

 

51

 

4-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

13166

 

1/1893

 

12x22

 

56

 

50000

 

Arkansas Southern #1 Dot, Cornie Junction, AR

South Arkansas Lumber Co. #51, Jonesboro, AR, by 9/1902.

Tremont Lumber Co. #51, by 7/1907.

Baldwin class 8-18 C 75

 

Tremont & Gulf Ry. #51

 

55

 

2-6-2

 

Baldwin

 

31580

 

8/1907

 

15x24

 

50

 

100000

 

New by Tremont Lumber Co.

Cost $9,350.

Baldwin class 10-24¼ D 66

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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