Re: Information sought on Tennessee Railroad Company


Richard Hendrickson
 

Bill, this won't help much, but the 2/26 ORER shows the Tennessee
Railroad with 70 miles of road connecting with the Southern at
Oneida, Tenn. H. B. Spencer with offices in Washington, D.C. was
President and Chairman of the Board, Vivian Spencer obviously
related) was Vice President with offices in New York, D. R. MacLeod
was Secretary/Treasurer (Washington, D.C.), and the General Manager
and Auditor were in Oneida, Tenn. My mid-'50s railroad map shows
that the Tennessee Railroad still existed at that time, and that it
ran generally southward across the Cumberl;and Plateau from Oneida
through a bunch of villages to Fork Mountain. The Southern line it
connected with was a CNO&TP line that extended north from Chattanooga
to Cincinnati. In 2/26 the Tennessee RR was shown as having 9
locomotives, 3 passenger cars, and 4 miscellaneous cars, with no
freight cars being "employed in Interstate Commerce." The 1/53 ORER
shows it with 68 miles of road (apparently a 2 mile branch had been
abandoned), 6 locomotives, 1 passenger car, 23 miscellaneous cars,
and 4 cabooses. At that time the President and Chairman of the Board
was still H. B. Spencer and MacLeod was still secretary/treasurer,
but the Vice President was Samuel Spencer (obviously, another
relative of H. B. Spencer) and the rest of the officers were in
Oneida, except for Chief Councillors Fowler and Fowler of Knoxville.
Sounds like a perfect candidate for inclusion in Mixed Train Daily.

Richard Hendrickson

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