Little River Lumber Co.

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by Drew1125, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi all!
    Went to a family reunion down in east Tn. this past week, & while I was there, my father-in-law told me about "a bunch of RR stuff" sitting in a field over in Townsend, Tn., about 25 or 30 miles from where I was staying...
    So I took a few hours one day, & drove over there to investigate, & here's what I found...

    First I found a standard gauge 3-truck Shay (looks to be about an 80 tonner) lettered for the Little River Lumber Co. It appears that someone has been trying to restore this locomotive, & it only has part of its driveshaft intact...

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  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I also found this boarded-up waycar...

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  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member's the remains of an old donkey engine...

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  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member's a couple of very run down L&N steel-frame flatcars...

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  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member's what's left of the steam-era lettering on one of the flat cars...

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  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    There was also this set of pld arch-bar trucks sitting in the field...

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  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I didn't have access to a computer while I was away, so when I got home last night, I did an online search for the LRLC (one of my favorite parts of this hobby is researching abandoned RR's)

    Here's a link to a site I found...(some cool photos here :cool: )
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Really neat stuff there Charlie. Thanks for sharing! :cool:
  9. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Hi Charlie. As Tyson said, real neat stuff. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Never know what you may find eh! Charlie.
    Nice photos
  11. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    What A Neat Find!

    Cool. Thanks, Charlie!:) It's nice to see older stuff being preserved, and even better to see it being restored.
  12. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Great pics, Charlie, thanks for putting those up! I used to live in Memphis, if only I had known.
  13. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member

    Your Pictures

    Nice shots Charlie! I was just reading about Arch Bar trucks in the Dec. MR. From your pictures I can see what the guy was saying about Arch Bars - "bolted together". He stated they were ban from mainline service in 1939, mostly because the BOLTS KEPT COMMING LOOSE! That must have been exciting!
  14. marc gast

    marc gast Member

    Little River

    Nice photos! Great to see real railroading, not a bunch of growlers with 100 covered hoppers behind them. I have recently purchased two (2) 2-4-4-2 Little River logging engines for the S&BNLCRR. Nice because the Little River was standard gauge.
    Once again, thanks for sharing the photos. By the way, where are the instructions for posting photos.

  15. Cinnibar

    Cinnibar Member


    Hey Marc,

    Click on "Home" at the top of this page
    Click on "Add Images"

    But it's pretty easy once you get the idea. When you are done with your "reply" text, scroll down and hit "Browse", select your picture in your file and double click it. DO NOT click "Preview", just hit "Submit". Your picture will show up when your reply is done posting. That "preview" thingy messed me up also until others on the Forum enlightened me.

    Seems like you are sending me your work train.......what can I say! Thanks ............. I'll send you a picture of it in the wilds of Jacqueline Heights.:D
  16. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Some excellent photos Charlie, got any others to show please.
  17. marc gast

    marc gast Member

    Work Train


    Well, I just can keep a secret anymore. Must be the old age! LOL.
    Also, some nice shots of the club's modules.
    Thanks for the update on photos. I will definately be posting some soon.

    How was T-Day buddy?


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