Tuesday Ten Wheelers: Antoine Valley Railroad
Yet another 4-6-0 for your enjoyment, this one from the deep woods of Arkansas!
ANTOINE VALLEY RAILROAD. The Antoine Valley Railroad Company was controlled by the Grayson-McLeod Lumber Company, and was operated in the interest of its mill at Graysonia, Ark. The track connected with the Iron Mountain at that point and extended several miles through the land and timber of the controlling company. We understand that the title to the railroad right of way was vested in the lumber company. The mill was within one-half mile of the Iron Mountain, and the tap line switched the lumber for that distance. It received a division from the trunk line of from 2 to 5 cents per 100 pounds. It did not haul the logs to the mill.
From the Excellent “Tap Lines” Logging Railroad Website.