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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 81
Corporate Name: Blount-Decker Lumber Company tram road at Alto
Folk Name:
Ownership: Blount-Decker Lumber Company
Years of Operation: 1908 to 1921
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Twelve
Locations Served: Alto Cherokee
Counties of Operation: Cherokee
Line Connections: St. L ouis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) at Alto
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: Keeling lists two geared and one rod locomotive on twelve miles of tram road.
History: The Blount-Decker mill at Alto operated from 1908 to 1921. Keeling listed two geared and one rod locomotive that operated on twelve miles of tram road. Grady Singletary noted that the company used green ties for the railroad bed because the operation would finish before the ties would rot.