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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 192
Corporate Name: Summers and Son tram road
Folk Name:
Incorporated:
Ownership: Summers and Son tram road of Southern Mills Company
Years of Operation: 1910
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Unknown
Locations Served: Northwest of Dodge Walker
Counties of Operation: Walker County
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: 25-ton locomotive, a 36-ton locomotive [with “scrap” in parenthesis after entry], four logging cars, two box cars, one coach, six sets of switch points, five switch islands, and twenty-four tons of 40-lb steel rails.
History: Wylie B. Allen, acting on behalf of the Hiram J. Allen Lumber Company, sold the following equipment of a sawmill plant located at Allentown, Louisiana, to Southern Mills Company of Nacogdoches County, Texas: a sawmill plant, a planing mill plant; and a steam logging tram outfit, consisting of a 25-ton locomotive, a 36-ton locomotive [with “scrap” in parenthesis after entry], four logging cars, two box cars, one coach, six sets of switch points, five switch islands, and twenty-four tons of 40-lb steel rails. Allen contracted to move the mill to Texas. According to the Southern Industrial & Lumber Review, the Trawick sawmill firm of J. H. Summers & Sons has moved to open a new mill at Dodge in Walker County. The company had cut out its timber near Trawick and was dismantling the 50,000-foot mill, which should be in operation by March. The plant consists of a sawmill, planing mill, dry kilns, and sheds. A tram road is to be built from Dodge into the pineries and hardwood stands the company owns in Walker County.