Spring colors frame some of the garden relics

Spring colors frame some of the garden relics

Thursday, June 24, 2010

South River Lumber Company

South River Lumber Company Brake Wheel Operating from 1916 until 1938, the South River Lumber Company had a system of three and a half foot gauge tracks stretching from a connection with the N&W's Shenandoah Division at Cornwall into three Virginia counties in the Blue Ridge Mountains; Rockbridge, Amherst and Nelson counties. Statistically, the line had five two truck Climax locomotives and hauled over 100 million board feet of logs to its saw mill at Cornwall, Virginia. The brake wheel with a bent shaft was found while hiking an eastern most section in Amherst County. The log cars that used this wheel were link and pin coupler type, very dangerous for the railroad workers.

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