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Tuesday Ten Wheelers: Antoine Valley Railroad

May 11, 2010

Yet another 4-6-0 for your enjoyment, this one from the deep woods of Arkansas!
Antione Valley Ry 4-6-0

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.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Alexrat permalink
    May 15, 2010 11:05 am

    nice post !!

  2. The train man permalink
    May 27, 2010 7:11 pm

    I love these old steam trains….locomotives. This one in your article is no exeption.

  3. J. Randall Houp permalink
    July 21, 2010 4:01 pm

    Great photograph! I am currently working on photographing all the old railroad bridges on this old railroad. The short-line railraod is 52 miles long and runs from Gurdon, Arkansas to Glenwood, Arkansas. Two weeks ago I again visited the ghost-town of Shawmut, just north of Graysonia, and walked 2 1/2 miles north on the track to photograph 3 bridges. The whole area is beautiful and the cut-outs are fun to walk through. Hope to visit Graysonia when the weather cools and before hunting season starts. Sorry to see this bit of Arkansas history is no longer in business.

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