Summit Lumber Co. ?-1915

Arkansas & Southeastern Railroad 1904-1915

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: El Dorado, Ark.

Years of Operation: 1904-1915

Predecessor Roads: 

Successor Roads: none

Miles Operated: 28 miles

Locomotives Owned: 

Equipment

1906: 39 miles, 4 locomotives, 60 cars.

1907: 60 miles + 10 miles under construction, 4 locomotives, 70 cars, 1 McGiffert and 1 American loader.

1910: 85 miles, 4 locomotives, 70 cars, 1 McGiffert and 1 American loader.

 

 

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HISTORY by Gil Hoffman:

The Arkansas & Southeastern Railroad was incorporated on Nov. 15, 1904, with $500,000 in capital stock fully paid in. The railroad was laid with 35 and 60-lb rail extending from Randolph, La. , in a southeasterly direction about 28 miles to Farmerville. At Randolph the line connected with the Rock Island and at Farmerville with the Iron Mountain. At McKay, 17 miles from the mill, the A&SE connected with the unincorporated logging road of the Summit Lbr. Co. The lumber company had trackage rights over the A&SE using 3 locomotives to haul logs.

The line was constructed several years before the incorporation of the A&SE and was built to serve the mill of the Summit Lbr. Co. at Randolph and was controlled by that company through ownership of the majority of its capital stock.

A mixed train which carried a few passengers was run daily in each direction. The railroad also issued a time table. No mail or express was hauled.

In 1911 the equipment consisted of 2 locomotives, 18 flat cars, 1 combination car, 1 motor car and 73 log cars.

The Summit Lbr. Co. went bankrupt in mid-1915 and its property was sold at public auction at Randolph on July 17, 1915. This included 3 locomotives and 24 miles of tramroad. The mill was destroyed by fire in May 1916. The property was sold at foreclosure in October 1916 to the Security Trust Co., of Detroit, Mich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:               

 

Road No.

Type

Builder

C.N.

Date

Cyls.

Dri. Dia.

Engine

Wt.

Previous Ownership

Disposition

1

2-6-0

Baldwin

13212

2/1893

12x18

40

40000

Brooks Brothers & Co. #1, Traders’ Hill, GA

Columbus Southern Ry., Columbus, GA

Summit Lumber Co. #1, on >

Baldwin class 8-18 D 83

For sale 7/19/1902, for $2,500.

Charles A. & John V. Baptist, Luther, LA

Ruddock Orleans Cypress Co., New Orleans, LA, by 5/1905.

2

45-2

Shay

Lima

875

3/1904

3-11x12

32

90000

New. Named Hercules.

Valley Lumber Co., Reader, AR

Scrapped

3

40-2

Shay

Lima

383

4/1892

3-11x12

29½

80000

Oregon & Texas R.R. #383, Cammal, PA

C. B. Howard & Co. #3, Emporium, PA,

ca. 1900 (Emporium & Rich Valley R.R.).

Summit Lumber Co. #3, in 10/1903.

Columbus Lumber Co. #4, Columbus, MS

Exploded 9/11/1922.

Scrapped by 5/6/1926, at Steens, MS.

4

2-6-0

Baldwin

 

 

16x22

 

 

Unknown.

East St. Louis Locomotive & Machine Shop Co. (dealer).

Summit Lumber Co. #4, in 1/1906.

 

5

2-4-2

Baldwin

10049

6/1889

13x20

42

52000

Kansas City & Independence Rapid Transit Co. #6, Kansas City, MO. Dummy type.

Summit Lumber Co. #5, by 5/1905.

Baldwin class 8-20¼ C 14

 

6

4-6-0

New York

325

2/1888

18x24

51

112450

Western New York & Pennsylvania R.R. #107

Re. #118 in 1891.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #585,

on 4/9/1907.

Summit Lumber Co. #6, on 10/30/1907.

Cost $5,250.

Lettered “Arkansas Southeastern”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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