Central Coal & Coke Co. (1897-1914)
Missouri & Louisiana Railroad (1902-1914)
Delta Land & Timber Co. (1914-1926)
Neame Carson & Southern Railroad (1914-1926)
Standard gauge, -lb rail
Headquarters: Kansas City, MO
Mill Locations: Neame, LA
Mill Capacity: 150,000 ft/day in 1910
Years of Operation: 1897-1926
Miles Operated: 44.45 miles in 1910
81 miles, 11 locomotives, 177 cars.
1907- Carson- 1 mile, 1 locomotive, 54 cars, 1 loader
Neame- 25 miles, 3 locomotives, 65
cars, 1 McGiffert, 1 Lidgerwood
1910- 12 miles, 3 locomotives, 57 cars,
1 McGiffert, 1 Lidgerwood loader
6/30/1919: 3 locomotives, 2 flat cars,
1 box car, 62 log cars, 1 caboose, 1 ice car, 2 trailer cars.
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History by Gil Hoffman:
The CENTRAL COAL & COKE
COMPANY had sawmills at Neame and Carson, La. The MISSOURI & LOUISIANA
RAILROAD was incorporated in Missouri on July 24, 1902 and had a Missouri
division at Bevier and a Louisiana division connected with the company's
sawmills in Louisiana. The entire capital stock of $150,000 was held by
trustees for the Central Coal & Coke Co. On September 28, 1914 the
corporate title was changed to NEAME, CARSON & SOUTHERN RAILROAD by a
resolution of the board of directors. The railroad was not incorporated. The
name of the lumber company was also changed at that time to DELTA LAND &
The Missouri &
Louisiana (Louisiana Division) operated a line between Neame and Sherwood,
Pujo, Longville, Morrison and Galloway, La. , a distance of 44.45 miles. It
actually had two divisions, the Carson division and the Neame division,
which were not connected. The Central Coal & Coke Co. constructed and
owned all of the lines operated by the Missouri & Louisiana. The line
connected at Neame and Carson, La., with the KCS , and at C. C. Jct. with
the Lake Charles & Northern. In 1910 the Louisiana division owned 4
In 1925 the sawmill at
Neame was completely destroyed by fire and was not rebuilt. The remaining
mill at Carson shut down on November 30, 1926 as a result of timber
exhaustion. In anticipation of the closing of its remaining mill and
complete loss of rail traffic, the Delta Land & Timber Co. applied to
the I. C. C. on August 10, 1926 for permission to abandon the entire line of
the Neame, Carson & Southern. At that time it extended from Neame in a
northwesterly direction to Camp Baker (a logging camp) , 22.13 miles, and
from Carson Mill in an easterly direction to C. C. Junction, 3.19 miles.
Permission to abandon the entire line was given by the I. C. C. on November
A wreck near Neame in 1903.
Builder's view of 2-6-2 No. 115 in 1913.
Builder's photo of 2-8-2 No. 201 of Delta Land & Timber.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
Note: The Missouri & Louisiana Railroad purchased 2 Forney locomotives of the Manhattan type, having 12x16 cylinders and weighing 25 tons each, in August 1905 from A. C. Torbert & Co. , Chicago, Ill.
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