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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 261
Corporate Name: Chester Lumber Company tram road
Folk Name:
Ownership: Chester Lumber Company
Years of Operation: 1928
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length:
Locations Served: Hampton, Chester Tyler
Counties of Operation: Tyler
Line Connections:
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
Equipment: Unknown
History: The Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills, 5th ed., in 1928 noted that the Chester Lumber Company, at Hampton, Tyler County, was cutting 35,000 feet daily of longleaf and shortleaf pine. It also operated a tram road. Keeling noted the Chester Lumber Company tram road at Chester.