|MISSISSIPPI RAILROAD HERITAGE
at China Lamp Publishing
|FOR SALE - Mississippi Railroad Heritage both Volumes I & 2 by Sharron Daniel Cauthen are currently available for
$24 plus $5 for mailing. Both books are 8.5 x 11, softcover, with over 300 pages each, illustrated with index. To
order, call CHINA LAMP PUBLISHING --- 601-853-9169 in Madison, MS. Many rail fans, including Parker Lamb,
David Price, Art Richardson, provided photos from Miss. railroad events. Several families contributed stories that
bring back memories of the "railroad days" in towns large and small across the hills and prairies of Mississippi.
DURANT DEPOT RENOVATION --2012 -- The City of Durant, under the leadership of Mayor Robert Johnson,
formed the Durant Historic Preservation Commission, with a mandate to evaluate historic properties in Durant,
starting with the Durant Depot. Several fundraising efforts are underway, a scrap metal drive and subscriptions for a
Memorial Brick Walk. Call City Hall at 662-653-3314 for more information. The Durant Depot is a two-building
structure, 276 ft. x 33 ft. with a passenger station connected by a breezeway to a large freight warehouse. Photos
below. Click on IC logo for more. See link below for Memorial Walk Donation Form.
|On the Alabama & Vicksburg Railroad - old Engine No. 430
had 10 driving wheels and double sand domes.
Mississippi Railroad Heritage contains over 100 pages of
rail photos. This photo links to China Lamp Publishing.
|In Water Valley - A restored caboose sits on rails beside
the Casey Jones Museum, which is maintained by the
Lions Club in the old freight warehouse. Chapter 10,
Mississippi Railroad Heritage, includes the REAL story of
the Casey Jones wreck written by Bruce Gurner of
Water Valley. This photo links to index for
Mississippi Railroad Heritage - Volume One.
|Holly Springs Depot - An old photo of the historic station with space for the railroad officials who gathered
to celebrate changes that made the railroads prosper, such as the takeover of the old Miss. Central line by
the Illinois Central in 1878. Photo links to more resources.
Mississippi Engine No. 1 - my sketch of the
old woodburner launched on the Mississippi
Railroad from Natchez to Washington in
1837. This engine is now on display in the
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
Photo links to Illinois Central roster of
|Illinois Central Railroad logo -
Click on this photo for Durant,
|Railroad Money - early rail companies were given banking
privileges and operating funds sometimes came from the
issuance of currency such as this Miss. Central 25 cent paper bill.
Click on this photo for other books published.
|MEMORIAL PLAQUE - At the North Jackson Yard of Canadian
National Railroad this plaque is mounted at trackside to express
the loss felt by fellow workers, friends, and family members at the
deaths of four railroad men on July 10, 2005 in a collision in the
Anding Community, Yazoo County, Miss. Left to Right, Mark W.
Cain, A. L. "Buddy" Irby, L. Sam Jones, and Shannon Purvis. Link
here to tribute page.
contact us at CEEMRS@aol.com
|DURANT, MS - The old frame depot built before 1900 contained the
passenger station, offices, a baggage room, and warehouse. The
brick depot was constructed on the same location at Highway 12
and may have been built using parts of the old depot.
Photo links to John 3:16
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|CLICK ON PHOTOS BELOW TO GO TO OTHER PAGES. A click on the Water Valley caboose takes
you to an INDEX of surnames for railroad families in Mississippi Railroad Heritage Vol 1.
FOR INFORMATION go to EMAIL ADDRESS CEEMRS@aol.com
|Durant Depot in the 1980's
|Durant Depot, East Side, abt. 1915
|South Section of
the Durant Depot
|Durant Historic Preservation Commission
List of Sponsors -- We Say Thank You
Plus Durant Depot Photos