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SHORTLINE, NARROW GAUGE AND INDUSTRIAL RAILROAD
PHOTOGRAPHS AND HISTORY

August of 1998                                              Page Three                                            Number 26
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THE FERNWOOD, COLUMBIA & GULF RAIL ROAD
A COLORFUL MISSISSIPPI SHORT LINE
by David S. Price

For more info see the Logging Railroads of Mississippi web site


Photos from authors collection.
Part Three
Early day scene on the FC&G.  Notice the dirt ballast and the watertank in the distant curve of the track. 
Colleciton of David S. Price.

LOCOMOTIVE ROSTER
Fernwood Lumber Company
Fernwood & Gulf Railroad
Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf Railroad
(Roster compiled by David S. Price and Art Richardson
from first-hand observation and available resources)
 
Steam Power

1 Shay Lima 84 / 8-1883 2-truck, 30" gauge
 Acquired new.  Road Number "1" is a guess!

2 2-6-0 Porter 1214 / 9-1908 Built as an 0-6-0.  30" gauge
 Acquired new by Enochs Brothers

3 Shay Lima 411 / 9-1892 2-truck 30" gauge
 Acquired new.  Lima records indicate the engine was standard gauge, but Enochs company  correspondence with Lima state the engine was 30" gauge.

4 Shay Lima 405 / 8-1892 2-truck  30" gauge
 orig-Morning Mining Company #1, Milwaukee, WI

5 Shay Lima 856 / 1904 65 tons, 3-truck
 New.

6 Shay Lima 881 / 1904 65 tons, 3-truck
 New.

7 4-6-0 Baldwin #? / 1872

8 2-8-0 Altoona
 To Fernwood Lumber Co. in 1904 via Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #213
 
9 2-6-0 Baldwin 6101 / 3-1882
 orig-Terre Haute & Indianapolis #46; Fernwood Lumber Co. #9; F&G #9;  FC&G #9

10 2-6-0 Baldwin 34399 / 3-1910
 orig-Fernwood Lumber Co. #10, Fernwood, Miss;  Fernwood & Gulf #10; Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf #10

11 2-8-0 Baldwin 36000 / 1-1911
 new-Fernwood Lbr. Co. #11; Fernwood & Gulf #11; Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf #11

12 2-8-0 Baldwin 37578 / 3-1912
 new-Fernwood Lbr. Co. #12, Fernwood, Miss; F&G #12; to J. J. White Lbr. Co. #19, Columbia, Miss; Kentucky Lumber Co. #19, Columbia, Miss;  Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co;  Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf #12 on 12-3-1937   (Yes, company records and photographic evidence bear out this circular history!)

13 2-8-2 Baldwin 40734 / 1913
 New as Fernwood Lumber Co. #13

1st 14 4-6-0 Brooks  2412 / 2-1894
  Acquired from Southen Iron & Equipment Company #1158

2nd 14 4-6-0 Brooks 3557 / 6-1900
  Acquired from Southen Iron & Equipment Company #1700

15 4-4-2 Baldwin 19046 / 5-1901
 Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh #161; SI&E 1505; Fernwood & Gulf #15 on 12-19-1919; FC&G #15; Scrapped 1936

16 Shay Lima 3096 /  7-1920  80 tons, 3-truck
 new;   to Polk Operating Co. 6, Feb 1930

17 4-6-0 Brooks 3557 /  6-1900
 Fernwood Lbr. Co. 2nd 14; FC&G #17

Diesel-Electric Locomotives:

44t
D1 44-ton GE 18195 / 3-30-45
 new;   to SJ&LC 504, Oct 1957
D2 44-ton GE 18196 /  3-30-45
 new;   to SJ&LC 505, Oct 1957

D3 44-ton GE 18197 /  4-6-45
 new;   to Arcata & Mad River 104

D4 44-ton GE 28347 /  4-26-47
 new;   to South Carolina State Port Authority 104

D5 44-ton GE 15030 / 11-1941
 x-NYO&W 103, Aug 1950; to SJ&LC 503, Aug 1957

D6 44-ton GE 15029 / 12-1941
 x-MSE 47;  to SJ&LC 502, Jul 1957

600 SW-1 EMD  407- 3  1398  9-30-41
 orig-EJ&E 240;  to ICG;  to CAGY 525

900 SW-900 EMD 4390-1 23298  4-1957
 new to FC&G; to ICG; to Hutchinson & Northern 6, in 1983

Railcars

M-1 Brill 22829 / 1930   Model 30
 new to FC&G

M-3 Kalamazoo C-58373 / 1936
 new?

M-4 Assembled at FC&G shops in 1937; now owned by Louis Saillard


Odds and Ends


David Price Collection
 

Fernwood & Gulf Map
                        Fernwood & Columbia Map circa 1915 from the collection of Don Hensley.


1965 Official Guide entry

From the 1965 Official Guide from the collection of Don Hensley.

1913 Official Guide Equipment Register
1913 equipment register from the Don Hensley collection.

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