Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 239
Corporate Name: Bering Kiam and Southern Railroad
Folk Name:
Ownership: Bering Kiam and Southern. Bering Lumber Company.
Years of Operation: 1912
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Unknown
Locations Served: Bering [Valda] Polk
Counties of Operation: Polk
Line Connections: Houston East and West Texas at Bering Spur
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: Shay engine
History: Strapnac's work notes that the W. T. Carter and Brother Lumber Company at Camden bought a Shay engine from the Bering Lumber Company in 1912. The Bering line was noted as the Bering, Kiam and Southern Railroad. Keeling also notes that the Bering Kiam and Southern Railroad was the tram road for the Bering Manufacturing Company. According to Peebles, in A Pictorial History of Polk County, Texas, Bering had a logging camp at Pine Ridge, in Polk County.