Lake Bistineau Lumber Co. 1891-1898

Globe Lumber Co. 1898-19??

Sibley, Lake Bisteneau & Southern Railway 1900-1942

Standard gauge, 40 & 60-lb rail

Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.

Mill Location: Yellow Pine, LA (Webster Parish)

Mill Capacity: 150,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1898- ?? (mill)

                                 1900-1942 (railroad)

Miles OperatedMain line (SLB&S): Sibley, LA to Halls Summit, LA, 29.506 miles

Locomotives Owned: See roster below

Other Equipment:

6/30/1914 (SLB&S): Locomotives: 2. Cars: 2 passenger, 2 box, 1 flat, 67 logging.

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

 

 The Sibley. Lake Bisteneau & Southern Railway was incorporated in Louisiana on July 7, 1900, to construct, lease and operate a railroad extending in a southerly direction from Sibley, LA, and for leasing and operating steamship lines. The Sibley. Lake Bisteneau & Southern, the Louisiana & Pacific and the Woodworth and Louisiana Central made up what was called the Shreveport. Alexandria & Southwestern system. The SLB&S operated the railroad of the Globe Lumber Company from 1900 to June 30, 1906, at which time it purchased the property by issuing $100,000 in capital stock to the Globe Lumber Company. A majority of the capital stock in the Sibley, Lake Bisteneau & Southern and the Globe Lumber Company was owned by the R. A. Long interests of Kansas City, Missouri.  

The Sibley. Lake Bisteneau & Southern connected at Sibley, LA. with the Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific and the Louisiana & Arkansas railways, and extended southward for 31 miles through Webster and Bienville parishes, ending about 3 miles beyond a point known as Camp Long. South of Camp Long there were extensive logging tracks. The entire road was originally built as a logging road. The line was laid with 40 and 60-lb. rail. The country traversed was rolling timber land.  

The section of railroad from Sibley to Yellow Pine, LA was constructed by the Bisteneau Lumber Company prior to 1898. Construction by the Globe Lumber Company, Ltd., was as follows: Yellow Pine to south line of Webster Parish, during 1898-1900, 6.0 miles; South line of Webster Parish to MP 17, in 1901, 6.0 miles; MP 17 to MP 18.5, in 1902, 1.5 miles; MP 18.5 to MP 22.5, in 1903, 4.0 miles; MP 22.5 to MP 27.5, in 1904, 5.0 miles; MP 29.5 to MP28.5, in 1905, 1.0 miles, for a total of 28.5 miles. The SLB&S constructed the line from MP 28.5 to Summit, LA, 1.0 miles, in 1908, for a total of 29.5 miles..  

In 1910 the equipment of the Sibley, Lake Bisteneau & Southern consisted of 6 locomotives. 2 passenger cars, 7 freight cars and 106 logging cars. Three of the locomotives and all of the freight and logging cars were leased from the parent lumber company.  

The road was abandoned in May 1942.

 

REFERENCE

 

1.  ”Sibley, Lake Bisteneau & Southern Railway Company,” Valuation Docket No. 528, Interstate Commerce Commission Reports, Vol. 135, p.808-25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

  

Road No.

Type

Builder

C.N.

Date

Cyls.

Dri. Dia.

Engine

Wt.

Previous Ownership

Disposition

23

0-4-4F

Baldwin

12991

10/1892

9x15x16

42

58000

Chicago & South Side Rapid Transit R.R. #23, Chicago, IL

Retired in 1898 — replaced by electric cars.

Globe Lumber Co. #23, Ltd., on ?                              

Baldwin class 8-12/24⅓ C 33

Wyatt Lumber Co., Ltd. #23, Wyatt, LA,

by 6/1904.

Ruston Hardware & Supply Co., Ltd., Ruston, LA, by 11/1905.

El Dorado Foundry & Machine Co., El Dorado, AR, by 3/1910.

2

4-4-0

Baldwin

 

 

 

 

46000

Unknown.

Globe Lumber Co. #2, by 1904.

 

3

2-6-0

Rogers

 

 

 

 

84000

Unknown.

Globe Lumber Co. #3, by 1904.

 

4

28-2

Shay

Lima

645

2/1901

3-10x10

29½

56000

New. Lettered “S. L. B. & S. Ry.”

Arkansas Short Leaf Lumber Co., Pine Bluff, AR

Wrecked 11/1920. Repaired by Pine Bluff Iron Works, Pine Bluff, AR.

Bearden Gravel Co., Bearden, AR

Scrapped ca. 2/1928.

5

2T Shay

Lima

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown.

Globe Lumber Co. #5, by 1904.

 

6

2-6-2

Baldwin

22158

5/1903

15x20

46

87000

New by Globe Lumber Co.

Lettered "Sibley, Lake Bisteneau & Southern Ry." on tank. Cost $8,150.

Baldwin class 10-24¼ D 43

In service 6/30/1926.

Davis Brothers Lumber Co. #6, Ansley, LA

7

60-3

Shay

Lima

1736

10/1906

3-12x12

36

120000

New by Globe Lumber Co.

Lettered “S. L. B. & S. Ry.”

Fidelity Lumber Co. #11, Doucette, TX

Long-Bell Lumber Co. #11, Doucette, TX,

on 11/1/1922.

10

2-6-2

Baldwin

34465

4/1910

15x20

41

87600

Thompson Brothers Lumber Co. #10, Doucette, TX

Fidelity Lumber Co. #10, Doucette, TX,

in 8/1912.

Sibley, Lake Bisteneau & Southern #10,

on ?

Baldwin class 10-24¼ D 76

In service 6/30/2926.

14

2-8-0

Baldwin

32202

11/1907

19x24

50½

126000

Lufkin Land & Lumber Co. #14, Lufkin, TX

Sibley, Lake Bisteneau & Southern #14,

on ?

Baldwin class 10-32 E 107

 

20

2-6-2

Baldwin

29846

12/1906

15x20

46

83300

Hudson River Lumber Co. #20, De Ridder, LA

Lettered “Louisiana & Pacific Ry.” on tank.

Longville Lumber Co. #20, Longville, LA

Calcasieu Long Leaf Lumber Co. #20, Lake Charles, LA (leased, by 6/30/1919).

Sibley, Lake Bisteneau & Southern #20,

on ?

Baldwin class 10-24¼ D 59

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co. #14

5

2-6-2

Baldwin

54231

12/1920

16x24

47

122000

Arkansas Short Leaf Lumber Co. #5, Pine Bluff, AR

Sibley, Lake Bisteneau & Southern,

by 6/1932.

Baldwin class 10-26¼ D 184

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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