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Brimstone Railroad

brim_state The Brimstone Railroad was chartered in May of 1942 as a common carrier line in eastern Tennessee in order to form a successor for a series of smaller lumbering roads. In one form or another, it operated as a coal-hauling line until April 1, 1966. It was purchased by Georgia-Pacific Corporation and later the Southern Railway.

Motive Power

Brimstone #35

  • builder:Lima Locomotive & Machine Co.
  • arrangement:Class C Shay, 3 truck
  • built:Aug 1910, Lima #2366
  • fuel:coal/water
  • notes:
  • blt Raleigh & Southwestern #35
    to Smokey Mountain, 1921
    to W.M. Ritter Lumber Co, 1938
    to Brimstone, 1942
    to Tennessee Valley Rwy Museum
    to Yolo Short Line
    to Silver Bend Tree Farm, 1995
  • Brimstone #36

  • builder:Lima Locomotive Corporation
  • arrangement:Class C Shay, 3 truck
  • built:Jan 1916, Lima #2804
  • fuel:wood, later coal/water
  • notes:
  • blt Carney Mill Co. #5
    to Raleigh & Southwestern #1, 1917
    to W. M. Ritter Lumber Co #36, 1945
    to Brimstone & New River #36, 1965
    to Tennessee Valley Rwy Museum #36
    leased to Cass Scenic Rwy, 1987
    sold to Cass Scenic Rwy, 1994
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