Kentucky Logging Railroads                            
Maintained by Ed Vasser  
Railroad Name Mill Name Location County ST Start Year End Year Gauge Miles Locos Cars Skidders Loaders Mill Capy Source Notes
Big Woods Railway Lombard & Clay Lombard Powell KY 1900 1902 36" 10.5 1 14   Research by Ed Vasser Operations sold to Big Woods Lumber Company
Big Woods Red River & Lombard Railroad Big Woods Lumber Co. Lombard Powell KY 1902 1909 36" 15 2 20   Research by Ed Vasser  
Bondurant Lumber Co. Bondurant Lumber Co. Bondurant Fulton KY   36"   1   American Lumberman 1910  
Brimgardner Lumber Co. Brimgardner Lumber Co. Beverly Bell KY   Std   2   American Lumberman 1910  
Brodhead-Garrett Lumber Co. Brodhead-Garrett Lumber Co. Nada Powell KY 1914 1917 Std   2   1 Barnhart 40K Research by Ed Vasser  
Brucker, Anton Brucker, Anton Brucker Muhlenberg KY   Std 3 1 5   15K American Lumberman 1910  
Bulls Eye Spring Narrow Gauge Railroad Brown, Andrew J. Olive Hill Carter KY 1882 1893 42.5" 5 3 16   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky  
Dana Lumber Co. Dana Lumber Co. Nada Powell KY 1906 1914 Std   2   1 Barnhart 30K Research by Ed Vasser Operations taken over by Brodhead-Garrett Lumber Co.
David Logging, Lumber & Tie Co. David Logging, Lumber & Tie Co. Jeff Perry KY   30" 3 1 5   15K American Lumberman 1910  
Eastin, D. H. & Co. Eastin, D. H. & Co Walkers Creek Lee KY 1893 1902 36" 3 1   Research by Ed Vasser Wood Rail Tram Road
English Lumber Co. English Lumber Co. Ida May Lee KY 1910 1917 36"   1   Research by Ed Vasser  
Holbrook, B. T. Holbrook, B. T. Boaks Breathitt   36"   1   American Lumberman 1910  
K & P Lumber Co. K & P Lumber Co. Tallega Lee KY 1905 1909 36"   2   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky Used Aerial Tramway to move logs over the Kentucky River
Kentucky Lumber & Veneer Co. Kentucky Lumber & Veneer Co. Jackson Breathitt KY   1909 36"   2   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky  
Kentucky, Rockcastle & Cumberland Railroad Turkey Foot Lumber Co. Caryton Lee KY 1913 1935 Std 18 5   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky  
Leatherwood Lumber Co. Leatherwood Lumber Co. Leatherwood Perry KY   Std   4   American Lumberman 1910  
Lenox Railroad Lenox Saw Mill Co. Lenox Morgan KY 1915 1927 36"   3   1 American 75K Ghost Railroads of Kentucky  
Licking River Railroad Yale Lumber Co. Salt Lick Bath KY 1899 1913 36" 32 13   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky  
Licking River Railway Sterling Lumber Co. Salt Lick Bath KY 1896 1899 36" 12 2   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky Operations taken over by Yale Lumber Co.
Millers Creek Logging Co. Millers Creek Logging Co. Bald Rock Lee KY 1900 1909 36" 5 1   Research by Ed Vasser  
Mountain Central Railway Swann-Day Lumber Co. Campton Jct. Powell KY 1902 1913 36"   5   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky/Ed Vasser  
Mowbray & Robinson Lumber Co. Mowbray & Robinson Lumber Co. Quicksand Breathitt KY 1910 1923 42" 40 8   1 American   Various Sources  
Natural Bridge & Campton Railway Clay City Lumber & Stave Company McCormicks Powell KY 1899 1902 36" 5 2   Research by Ed Vasser Operations taken over by Swann-Day Lumber Co.
Northeast Lumber Co. Northeast Lumber Co. Ivel Floyd KY   36"   2   American Lumberman 1910  
Olean Chemical Co. Olean Chemical Co. Kragon Breathitt KY 1918 1932 36"   1   Research by Ed Vasser Wood Rail Tram Road
Paducah Cooperage Co. Paducah Cooperage Co. Paducah McCracken KY   Std   1   American Lumberman 1910  
Panther Gap Railway Berry, S. T. Lumber Co. Limestone Carter KY 1890   Std 4.75 2   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky Locomotives were Cowles Swivel Truck 0-4-0+0-4-0 Lettered P.G. Ry.
Red River & Beattyville Southern Railway Eastern Kentucky Stave Co. Ridgewood Jct. Wolfe KY 1902 1909 36" 8 1   Research by Ed Vasser Subsidiary of Swann-Day Lumber Co.
Red River & Beattyville Southern Railway Fell, W. J. & Stiles (Ridgewood Lumber Co.) Ridgewood Jct. Wolfe KY 1898 1902 36" 8 1   Research by Ed Vasser Operations taken over by Eastern Kentucky Stave Co. (Swann-Day Lumber Co.)
Red River Valley Railroad Union City Lumber Co. Rothwell Menifee KY 1898 1911 36" 14 3   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky  
Ritter, W. M. Lumber Co. Ritter, W. M. Lumber Co. Paw-Paw Pike KY   42" 6 2 12   15K American Lumberman 1910  
Rockcastle Lumber Company Rockcastle Lumber Company Weeks Johnson KY   " 13 2   50K American Lumberman 1910  
Rockcastle River Railway Bond-Foley Lumber Co. Bond Jackson KY 1912 1931 Std 26.5 7   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky  
Roper-Reese Lumber Co. Roper-Reese Lumber Co. Redwine Morgan KY 1908 1915 36"   1   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky  
Roy Lumber Co. Roy Lumber Co.   Lee KY   36"   1   American Lumberman 1910  
Simcoe Land Co. Simcoe Land Co. Bald Rock Lee KY 1900 1909 36" 5 3   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky  
Smith, A. B. Lumber Co. Smith, A. B. Lumber Co. Ledford Fulton KY   36"   1   American Lumberman 1910  
Spotswood, E. R. & Son Spotswood, E. R. & Son Banford Lee KY   36" 20 2   30K American Lumberman 1910  
Townsend, W. B. Townsend, W. B. Clearfield Rowan KY   36"   1   American Lumberman 1910  
Triplett & Big Sandy Railroad Hixson-Rodbourne Lumber Co. Rodbourne Rowan KY 1890 1894 36" 5 1   Ghost Railroads of Kentucky  
Vansant, Kitchen & Co. Vansant, Kitchen & Co. Keyes Creek Boyd KY   36"   1   American Lumberman 1910  
Vansant, W. R. Lumber Co. Vansant, W. R. Lumber Co. Rush Boyd KY   36" 4.5 1   20K American Lumberman 1910  
Ward Lumber Co. Ward Lumber Co. Ward Siding   KY   36"   1   American Lumberman 1910  
Yellow Poplar Lumber Co. Charles, Paris McVeigh Pike KY   42"   2   American Lumberman 1910