Bolinger-Franklin Lumber Co. (1916-1924)

W. P. Brown & Sons Lumber Co. (1924-1931)

Kosciusko & Southeastern Railroad (1916-1931)

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Zama, MS (Attalla County)

Years of Operation: 1916-1931

Mill Capacity: 100,000 ft/day

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned

Equipment: 

1 American loader, 2 Clyde Skidders, 1 Clyde Rapid loader

 

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History by Tony Howe:

In 1916 the Bolinger-Franklin Lumber Co. of Louisiana bought a large tract of timber southeast of Kosciusko and built a mill at Zama, Mississippi. The company built the Kosciusko & Southeastern Railroad from Kosciusko to Zama that same year. The lumber company also owned several miles of logging railroads radiating out from Zama. On June 2, 1924, the mill, timber, and K&SE was sold to W. P. Brown & Sons Lumber Co. The mill at Zama cut out in 1931, and the K&SE was abandoned that year. 

Kosciusko & Southeastern Brooks 2-6-0 at SI&E.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K&SE ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

  

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

1st 8

 

2-6-0

 

Lima

 

1071

 

8/1908

 

14x20

 

42

 

77500

 

Natchez, Ball & Shreveport #4, Pollock, LA

Sabine Lumber Co. #106, Zwolle, LA.

Woodworth & Louisiana Central Ry. #109, Woodworth, LA

Kosciusko & South Eastern #8

 

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1849,

on 7/31/1923, in trade on SI&E #1863.

Camp Manufacturing Co., Wallace, NC,

on 8/23/1923.

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-6-0

 

Brooks

 

1251

 

7/1887

 

18x24

 

56

 

 

 

Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis #646

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis #382, in 6/1889

New York Central Lines (CCC&StL) #6357,

in 1905.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1152.

Kosciusko & South Eastern #12, on 7/9/1917.

 

Southern Iron & Equipment Co.  #1850,

on 7/31/1923, in trade on SI&E #1817.

McClure Pine Co. #23, Wagar, AL,

on 2/11/1924.

 

6

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

32773

 

5/1908

 

18x24

 

52

 

110000

 

Ordered as: Virginia-Carolina Ry. #3. Cancelled and resold to:

Arkansas, Oklahoma & Western R.R. #441, Rogers, AR, on 4/23/1908.

Kansas City & Memphis Ry. #441, Rogers, AR,

in 5/1911

Kosciusko & South Eastern #6, by 6/1920.

 

On hand when road abandoned in 1932.

 

2nd 8

 

2-8-0

 

Brooks

 

2415

 

3/1894

 

18x26

 

48

 

129000

 

Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Ry. #130

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1817,

in 4/1923.

Kosciusko & South Eastern #8, on 7/31/1923.

 

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #2082.

General Refractories Co. #1, Morehead, KY

 

 

 

 

 

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