Mississippi & Alabama Railroad
The Alabama & Mississippi Railroad was started in 1902 by the Vinegar Bend Lumber Company of Vinegar Bend Alabama. In 1922 when the Lumber Company and Railroad both went bankrupt. The part from Vinegar Bend to Leakesville was sold to local businessmen and renamed the Mississippi and Alabama Railroad. The railroad was abandoned in early 1950.
History and photos 1 and 2 adapted from work written by Tony Howe
Photos 3 thru 7 furnished by David Price
M&A #4 near Vinegar Bend, Alabama, Photo by C. W. Witbeck.
M&A mainline near Rounsaville, MS., photo by C. W. Witbeck.
Firemen stoking the fire with pine knots. C. W. Witbeck collection of David S. Price.
Photo by Robert W. Richardson from collection of David S. Price
Shops of M.& A. at Leakesville in 1948. Photo by C. W. Witbeck in collection of David S. Price
Old Rail Bus sits waiting the mail, Leakesville. Photo by C. W, Witbeck David S. Price, Collection.
M & A # 4 in Leakesville 1948. Photo from David S. Price Collection.