Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 242
Corporate Name: Edens-Birch Lumber Company
Folk Name:
Ownership: Edens-Birch Lumber Company
Years of Operation: Unknown
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Unknown
Locations Served: Corrigan Polk
Counties of Operation: Polk
Line Connections: Southern Pacific at Corrigan
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: Keeling, Strapac: Two rod locomotives
History: Edens Birth Lumber Company, later a part of the Southwest Forest Industries organization, and now part of a Champion, International plant at Corrigan, operated a small steam logging tram road in Polk County since 1923. It was probably phased out by 1950. Strapac's work notes the tram road of Edens-Birch Lumber Company operated at least two locomotives, one purchased from the Texas Long Leaf Lumber Company and one from the Texas and New Orleans. Keeling lists the Edens-Birch Lumber Company at Corrigan with two rod locomotives.