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Code: 262
Corporate Name: Boetcher [Boettcher] Lumber Company tram road at Westfield
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Ownership: Boetcher [Boettcher] Lumber Company
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Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
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Locations Served: Westfield Harris
Counties of Operation: Harris
Line Connections: International and Great Northern at Westfield
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: Keeling lists one rod locomotive
History: oettcher Lumber Company operated at Westfield from about 1905 to the early 1930s. The circular sawmill plant was complimented by a planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns, and an electric light set. The company moved its plant to Huntsville when it cut out. The company steam logging tram road operated one rod locomotive in the woods.