Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 135
Corporate Name: Beaumont Lumber & Shingle Company tramroad. W. C. Gray, president; E. C. Wiess, vice-pres.; N. N. Crary, secretary; T. S. Reed, treasurer; John N. Gilbert, director.
Folk Name:
Ownership: Beaumont Lumber & Sbingle Company
Years of Operation: 1905 to 1920
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Several
Locations Served: Beaumont Jefferson
Counties of Operation: Near the head of Brake's Bayou in Jefferson.
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: 1920: one locomotive and twenty flatcars
History: The American Lumberman reported in 1906 that Beaumont Shingle & Lumber Company operated a logging railroad. Strapnac's work reported that the Beaumont Shingle and Lumber Company operated at least one Baldwin (2-6-0) locomotive and twenty flatcars. The company stopped its sawmill operation in 1920 and put up the logging equipment for sale in January 1920. The twenty flatcars had each a 60,000-pound capacity.