Natchez & Southern Railroad

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Natchez, MS (Adams County)

Years of Operation: 1902-ca1982

Predecessor road: New Orleans & Northwestern RR

Successor road: Missouri Pacific 

Miles Operated: 2.29

Locomotives Owned: 1

Equipment

 

 

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History by Gil Hoffman and Tony Howe:

The Natchez & Southern Railroad was chartered in Mississippi on December 17, 1902, and was controlled by the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway through ownership of the entire capital stock. It took over the trackage built by the New Orleans & Northwestern RR in Mississippi and was acquired through foreclosure. It was exclusively a switching road running from a connection with the Y&MV and Mississippi Central at Natchez southwest to an incline on the Mississippi River where a railroad ferry was operated to Vidalia, La. to connect with the rest of the StLIM&S-MP system. The StLIM&S later became part of the Missouri Pacific. 

MP GP-20 273 at Natchez on June 27, 1974.

An MP Geep switches the ferry at Vidalia in April 1977.

 

 

 

STEAM ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

7

 

2-8-0

 

Baldwin

 

7448

 

10/1884

 

            

 

20x24

 

50

 

102000

 

St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern #337

Built with 22x22 cylinders, rebuilt to 20x24.

Missouri Pacific #841.

Natchez & Southern #7.

Baldwin class 10-34 E 482

 

Cape Girardeau Northern #7, Cape Girardeau, MO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          

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