Arkansas Logging Railroads Descriptions in the I.C.C. "Tap Line Case", 1911-1912.  
  Source: Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission, 23 I.C.C. 277, 23 I.C.C. 549, and in Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, 234 U.S. 1.  

Summary: The "Tap Line Case" was a Supreme Court case that answered the question of whether a sawmill that operates its own private railroad should be allowed a division of rates on their outgoing lumber. The court looked at the specifics of over 100 companies, in each case deciding if the chartered railroad demonstrated the movement of passengers and freight beyond the mere shuttling of employees and wood products of the parent company. The published decision included over 100 descriptive summaries of individual railroads in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Company Descriptions
Antoine Valley Railroad (Ark.) Homan & Southeastern Ry. (Ark.)
Arkansas & Gulf R.R. (Ark., La.) L'anguille River Ry. (Ark.)
Arkansas Eastern R.R. (Ark.) Little Rock, Maumelle & Western R.R. (Ark.)
Arkansas Southeastern R.R. (Ark.) Little Rock, Sheridan & Saline River Ry. (Ark.)
Bearden & Ouachita River R.R. (Ark.) Louisiana & Pine Bluff Ry. (Ark., La.)
Beirne & Clear Lake R.R. (Ark.) Malvern & Freeo Valley Ry. (Ark.)
Blytheville Burdette & Mississippi River Ry. (Ark.) Manila & Southwestern Ry. (Ark.)
Blytheville Leachville & Arkansas Southern R.R. (Ark.) Memphis, Dallas & Gulf R.R. (Ark.)
Brookings & Peach Orchard R.R. (Ark.) Mississippi, Arkansas & Western Ry. (Ark.)
Caddo & Choctaw R.R. (Ark.)

Missouri & Louisiana R.R. (Ark., Mo.)

Central Railway Of Arkansas (Ark.) Ouachita Valley Ry. (Ark.)
Crittenden R.R. (Ark.) Prescott & Northwestern R.R. (Ark.)
Crossett Ry. (Ark.) Saginaw & Oachita River R.R. (Ark.)
De Queen & Eastern R.R. (Ark.) Saline Bayou Ry. (Ark.)
Doniphan, Kensett & Searcy Ry. (Ark.) Saline River Ry. (Ark.)
El Dorado & Wesson Ry. (Ark.) Thornton & Alexandria Ry. (Ark.)
Fordyce & Princeton R.R. (Ark.) Ultima Thule, Arkadelphia & Mississippi R.R. (Ark.)
Fourche River Valley & Indian Territory Ry. (Ark.) Warren & Ouachita Valley Ry. (Ark.)
Freeo Valley R.R. (Ark.) Warren, Johnsville & Saline River R.R. (Ark.)
Glenwood, Hot Springs & Western Railroad (Ark.) Wilmar & Saline Valley R.R. (Ark.)
Gould Southwestern Ry. (Ark.) Wilson Northern Ry. (Ark.)
Griffin, Magnolia & Western Ry. (Ark.)  
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