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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 149
Corporate Name: Gebhart, Williams, Fenet & Co tram road
Folk Name:
Incorporated:
Ownership: Gebhart, Williams, Fenet & Co tram road
Years of Operation: 1911
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Six
Locations Served: Carolina Spur Walker
Counties of Operation: Walker
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: 1905: a tram road 1911: a red six-wheel, twenty-eight ton locomotive, four logging cars, 33,035 linear feet of #25 railroad iron.
History: Kelly Brothers, of Angelina County, were an independent tram logging outfit working in Walker County in 1911. That year they owned at least the following equipment: One twelve-ton locomotive, horses, mules, red six-wheel, twenty-eight ton locomotive, four logging cars, and 33,035 linear feet of #25 railroad iron. They sold the twenty-eight ton locomotive, four loging cars, and the 33,035 feet of railroad iron to the sawmill firm of Gebhart, Williams, Fenet Co. of Carolina, for$4,423. The firm also agreed to assume a $1,900 debt to San Jacinto Luimber Company by Kelly Brothers. Presumably, tram operations were conducted in the vicinity of West Carolina Creek, in the northeastern part of Walker County. Operations may have moved as far as East Carolina Creek, six miles to the east of Carolina Spur, and the location of the sawmill community known as Carolina Sawmill.