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Columbus & Greenville Railway

Passenger Equipment

Motorcars

In December of 1972, John photographed the remains of motorcar M-77 near Columbus. His field notes are shown below. The M-77 body was purchased as scrap for use as storage for the Bluecutt Riding Club.

all photos and field notes made at Columbus, Ms / Dec 1972 / JCH

Spotlight: Columbus & Greenville #M-75

May 2016

I received the following surprising correspondance from Louis Saillard:

Ralph: The attached photo (sent by the editor of the Covington newspaper) shows Louisiana & North West "Doodlebug" M-300 being unloaded behind the depot at Covington, La. Even more interesting is that this is the ex-Columbus & Greenville M-75, nee-Brill demonstrator. The folks who own the Covington depot bought it to display there. I was in Covington last week, when it was scheduled to arrive, but it didn't. I'll be there again soon to shoot a piece of C&G equipment I've never seen. I'm confident that your Dad would approve. Hope all is well with you and yours. Best wishes, Louis

Columbus & Greenville #M-75

Built by the Brill Company as a demonstrator in 1925 as M-75 (Brill #22323) and displayed at the 1926 Chicago's Worlds Fair. Sold in 1925 to the Columbus & Greenville Railroad. Retired by the C&G in 1930 and sold to the Louisiana & Northwest Railroad, who renumbered the car M-300. L&NW retired the car in 1948 and sold it into private ownership. The car no longer has an engine or the correct trucks but the car body is in very good condition and basically original. In the last several years the car has received a new roof, new floor and new windows. It was originally equipped with two segregates coach sections and a baggage/Railway Post Office. M-300 was powered by a 175 HP power truck gas engine and had a small engineers compartment at the front of the car. This is a very RARE and unique car that is steeped in history. Would make a great addition to any museum or collection.

Ozark Mountain Railcar listing, spring 2016

St. Tammany Farmer / May 2016

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This page was updated on 2016-05-30