Sibley, Lake Bistineau & Southern Railway in 1902; excerpts from the American Lumberman magazine.
Source: American Lumberman. "From Tree to Trade in Yellow Pine." American Lumberman, July 2, 1904, 47-116. Chicago: American Lumberman, 1904.

The Sibley, Lake Bistineau & Southern Railway.
The Sibley, Lake Bistineau & Southern railway, over which road all the logs are hauled for the use of the company, is a traffic line of great importance to the people who live in this section of Louisiana.

The local officers of the road are J. W. Martin, general manager, and C. P. Perkinson, auditor.

The Sibley, Lake Bistineau & Southern Railway Company has all told forty-five miles of road and is a standard gage, as well ballasted and put down as any road in the south. The rails are of 35 and 40 pound steel, the 35 pound being used only on the spurs.

The general direction of the road from Sibley is to the southwest for two miles, then west directly to Yellow Pine. The road runs across Webster and Bienville parishes into Red River parish.

The locomotives used consist of a 23-ton eight wheel Baldwin; a 42-ton Rogers rod engine; a 28-ton Shay geared engine; and a 43-ton ten wheel Baldwin with pony trucks front and rear.

The total number of cars in use is 91 -- 77 being log cars, four steel cars, eight boarding cars and two caboose cars.

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