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Research: Tram & Railroad Database

Code: 294
Corporate Name: Newton County Lumber Company
Folk Name:
Ownership: Newton County Lumber Company
Years of Operation: 1944 to 1949
Track Type:
Standard Gauge Wooden Rails
Track Length: Unknown
Locations Served: Deweyville, Newton
Counties of Operation: Newton
Line Connections: International and Great Northern at Hufsmith
Track Information:
Tram Road Logging / Industrial Common Carrier Logging Camp
History: Records filed in the Newton County Lumber Company Papers, archived in the Angelina County Lumber Company records, revealed that the Deweyville mill of Newton County Lumber Company averaged about 70,000 board feet per day during the first seven months of 1944. The highest daily cuts were two days over 80,000 feet. The company carried an ad in The Gulf Coast Lumberman in 1949. Keeling notes that the company operated a tram road.