BONHOMMIE & HATTIESBURG SOUTHERN RAILROAD COMPANY
FERNWOOD, MS.

Connects with GM&O, IC, and SOUTHERN.  freight service only.								

26.9 Miles from Hattiesburg, MS to Beaumont,Ms.

Bonhomie & Hattiesburg Southern RR. Hattiesburg, in Forrest Co., MS. Standard gauge. Owned by Tatum Lumber Co. Incorporated September 10, 1923 for the purpose of acquiring the GM&N property known as the Hattiesburg Branch. B&HS began operations 17 Jan 1925. Ran from Hattiesburg, MS to Beaumont, MS, 27 miles. Connected with GM&O at Beaumont, with NO&NE, G&SI and MSC at Hattiesburg. B&HS leases from Tatum Lbr. Co. freight and passenger depots, coal chute and engine house facilities at Hattiesburg and three locomotives. B&HS has trackage rights over certain tracks at Hattiesburg owned by NO&NE. It also has joint use of certain tracks and station facilities at Beaumont owned by GM&N. J. J. Newman Lbr. Co. and Tatum Lbr. Co. have trackage rights over the entire B&HS. Operation ended 29 Mar 1967. To ICG 1 Sep 723. Iddo L. Enochs, President and Treasurer, Fernwood, MS, according to Jul 1971 Official Railway Equipment Register2.(Related to Enochs Bros. that owned FC&G?) See also Tatum Lbr. Co., ICG.

LOCOMOTIVE ROSTER

SW 1
1 EMD E247- 3 882 6-16-39 x-WAB 103, 21 Oct 615; to ICG (620)?4 Shipped to CAGY but refused as inoperable.1
2 EMD E247- 2 881 6-16-39 x-WAB 102, 21 Oct 615; to ICG (621)?; to C&G 521; retd to ICG Oct 81; probably scrapped L84-85.4

Steam power
4-4-0 17x248 62 200 BLW 58268 3-1925 new; scrapped 11-1953 (GHH data card)

2-6-2 20x24 60 250 BLW 59239 5-1926 new; retired 10-1961; to Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern 250, Kempton, PA 9-1963 (GHH data card)

2-8-2 19x26 52 300 BLW 58241 2-1925 new; retired 10-1961; stored at Norfolk Southern depot in Hattiesburg as of 6-1997
301 BLW 57671 4-1924 new as Tatum Lbr Co 6; leased to Tatum subsidiary B&HS ca 1940 and numbered B&HS 301 (very briefly); to Atlantic & Eastern Carolina 301, New Bern, SC; scrapped 5-1942

OTHER EQUIPMENT

M of W Eqpt.
X11 wood caboose
X12 caboose

Freight Eqpt.
Number Builder Date Capacity Body Undr. Lgth. Trks. No. Cars
Caboose 10 2nd hand 60,000 wood wood 1

Flat
2000 2nd hand 1925 80,000 wood 1
2001 2nd hand 1925 80,000 wood 1

Passenger Eqpt.
Chair 513 2nd hand 1925 wood wood 60's 6 whl 1

Combination Baggage-Chair
512 2nd hand 1925 wood wood 60's 6 whl 1

Miscellaneous Eqpt.
Ford Model T Coupe 1926 1

Bibliography:
1 X2200S, 53, p. 25
2 Official Railway Equipment Register, Jul 71, p. 159
3 X2200S, 80, p. 30
4 X2200S, 90, p.18
5 X2200S, 36, p. 25
6 Loco Notes, No. 37
7 BLW
8 ICC Valuation record dated 12-31-28
Witbeck, p. 2;
HLB, p. 17;
CRC, p. 36;
HIC, p. 19;
GM&O, p. 78;
OGR, Sep 1951, p. 1213;
RR Aug 1965, p. 65;
LN 49-4;
NR, pp. 2-3;

Information by Art Richardson

S.A. McCall