Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 142
Corporate Name: Bivins Lumber Company tram road
Folk Name:
Ownership: Bivins Lumber Company
Years of Operation: 1900 to 1929
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Three
Locations Served: Tally, Kildare, James Cass
Counties of Operation: Harrison, Cass
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: Four locomotives
History: The American Lumberman reported, in 1906, that the Bivins Lumber Company had a logging railroad at Tally, Harrison County. It was three miles long, had one more mile under construction, and had rolling stock of one Shay and eight logging cars. Strapnac's work notes that the Frank Bivins Lumber Company of Bivins/James bought at least four Lima locomotives between 1900 and 1905. The last one was sold in 1929 to Clark & Boice Lumber Company. Keeling lists for Frank Bivens Lumber Company at Kildare/James one geared and three rod steam locomotives operating over a wooden-railed tram road.