Gulf & Ship Island (Northern Division)

36" Gauge

Headquarters: , MS

Years of Operation: 1887-1889

Predecessor Roads:  none

Successor Roads: Gulf & Chicago

Miles Operated: 37

Route: Ripley, MS to Pontotoc, MS

Locomotives Owned: 




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The Gulf & Ship Island was incorporated on February 23, 1882 to build from Jackson, TN to Gulfport, MS, 380 miles.  This portion, the Northern Division from Ripley to Pontotoc, was the only one built at that time.  The Northern Division was sold under foreclosure on August 1, 1889 to the Gulf & Chicago RR.


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