Columbus & Greenville Railway
Passenger cars, doodlebugs and caboose roster
with miscellaneous equipment


Information on current and past passenger cars owned by the Columbus & Greenville Railway. This list does not contain information on cars stored currently or in the past for other railroads or organizations such as the Memphis Transportation Museum.

BUSINESS CARS
Business cars 1 - 4 were acquired to create a business car fleet. The project ceased with only cars 1 & 3 completed.
Items in red are former names and numbers for the car.
Car
Numbers
Car Name Class of Car Year Built NOTES
IC 15
USRA 67
IC 15
IC 1
IC 9
ICG 9

CAGY 1
SNC 15



Bette Junior


King Cotton
Office 1917

Originally built as an office car for the Illinois Central Railroad, Pullman lot #4466.. Currently on CCKY with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Assigned Amtrak car number 800160.  Sold to Saratoga & North Creek Railway in 2012.

PRR 8133
LIRR 2053

CAGY 2
Hemlock Falls
Peconic

6 bedroom Lounge   CAGY purchased the car with intentions of adding it to their business car fleet. Work was never done and it was shoved into a siding with other junk cars on the Luxapalia Valley. After Genesee & Wyoming purchased the two railroads, they scrapped the car in 2010.
CNW 3478
SP 2212
AMTK 4466

CAGY 3
BGRM 3478
John H. Hough, Jr Coach   Currently on CCKY with the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Assigned Amtrak car number 800161. John H. Hough, Jr. was one of the original incorporators of the current Columbus & Greenville Railway company.  Sold to Bluegrass Railroad Museum in 2012
IC 652
CAGY 4
  Baggage & Express 1911
C1941
Currently in Birmingham, AL near depot. Originally planned to be converted to a generator car for the business car fleet. Current owner unknown. Previously used by Bolivar County, Mississippi Civil Defense and still bears such markings.

 

PASSENGER CARS
Car
Numbers
Class of Car Year Built NOTES
9 Mail/Baggage   On 1925 roster.
16 Mail/Baggage   On 1925 roster.
LN 156
30
RPO  

Currently on display at Propst Park in Columbus, MS

RDG 1767
31
Baggage-Mail   Purchased by C&G in December 1939.
51 Express (boxcar)   On 1925 roster.
95 Express (boxcar)   On 1925 roster.
  72 seat coach 1904 Cotton Belt 198 sold to C&G 11-10-1933.
  72 seat coach 1904 Cotton Belt 202 sold to C&G 11-10-1933
208 Mail/Baggage   On 1925 roster.
245 Passenger   On 1925 roster.
246 Passenger   On 1925 roster.
247 Mail/Baggage   On 1925 roster.
251 Passenger   On 1925 roster.
M&O 259
259
602
B-42
Coach
Coach
Coach
Boarding car
  On 1925 roster. . Currently on display at Propst Park in Columbus, MS
317 Passenger   On 1925 roster.
318 Passenger   On 1925 roster.
378 Baggage/Express   On 1925 roster.
397 Baggage/Express   On 1925 roster.
503 Passenger/Baggage 1868 Owned by Atlanta & Charlotte Air Line and leased in 1920.
516 Passenger/Baggage 1868-82 On roster in 1920 & 1925
517-562 Passenger/Baggage 1868-82 3 cars in this number range were owned in 1920
792-1109 Coach 1871-85 12 cars in this number range were owned in 1920
RDG ?
801
Coach   Purchased in 1936.
1116 Passenger   On 1925 roster.
1258 Passenger   On 1925 roster.
1271 Passenger   On 1925 roster.
1322 Passenger   On 1925 roster.
SOU 1331
1331
605
B-46
Coach
Coach
Coach
Boarding car
  On roster in 1925. Currently on display at Propst Park in Columbus, MS
B-1 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-2 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-3 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-4 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-5 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-6 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-7 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-8 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-9 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-10 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-11 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-12 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-13 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-14 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-15 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-16 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-17 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-18 Boarding 1870 - 1907 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-19 Boarding   On roster in 1925.
B-20 Boarding   On roster in 1925.
B-21 Boarding   On roster in 1925.
B-22 Boarding   On roster in 1925.
B-23 Boarding   Destroyed by fire 6-22-1961
B-24 Boarding   Purchased from Southern Railway
B-25 Boarding   Purchased from Southern Railway
B-26 Boarding   Purchased from Southern Railway
B-27 Boarding   Purchased from Southern Railway
SOU ?
B-28
Coach
Boarding
  Former Southern Railway in Mississippi passenger car converted to a MOW boarding car. Still in use by MOW in 1946.
B-607 Boarding 1883-91 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-668 Boarding 1883-91 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-994 Boarding 1883-91 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-1225 Boarding 1883-91 On roster in 1920 & 1925.
B-1620 Boarding 1883-91 On roster in 1920 & 1925.

NOTE: In 1945, the Columbus and Greenville had 24 boarding cars numbered between B-2 and B-45 on its roster. The exact car numbers are not shown.

Information on doodlebugs (self propelled passenger cars) owned by the Columbus & Greenville.

DOODLEBUGS
Car
Numbers
Brill Number Brill Model Year Built NOTES
M-75 22323 75 1925

Built as a demonstrator and used near St. Louis. Purchased 11-30-1925 with trailer for $40,823. Retired 1-1-1930 and sold to Louisiana & Northwest Railroad in April 1931 for $9,000 and renumbered to  M-300. Retired in 1948 and sold to Herbert Ford. Donated to City of Homer, LA in 1960. Sometime between 1976 & 1982 sold to Tom Cocker who stills owns it in 2009. For sale in 2016.

M-76 22594 350   Purchased 12-13-1928 for $25,658. Motor removed and used as express car in 1948. Retired and sold to Columbus Scrap Material for $946.72 on 3-1-1962.
M-77 22694 350   Purchased 12-13-1928 for $25,658. Authorized to be converted to tool car T-109 on 10-20-1948 but work was not done and car retired on 7-30-1951. Parts used to keep M-76 in service. Car body sold to Arthur Marshall on 2-7-1952 for $101.00. In 1981 it still existed as the office for the Bluecutt Riding Club. No longer at the riding club and believed scrapped.
T-75 22324     Trailer for M-75. Sold to Cummins Diesel Engine Corp of New York for $1,500 and shipped to Guantanamo & Western Railroad in Cuba on 6-3-1937.
T-86
B-50
22695     Trailer for M-76. Cost $21,185.00. Converted to MOW Boarding car B-50 on 10-20-1948. Scrapped about 1972.
T-87
B-51
22695     Trailer for M-77. Cost $21,185.00. Converted to MOW Boarding car B-51 on 10-20-1948. Scrapped about 1972.

Information on cabooses owned by the Columbus & Greenville.

CABOOSES
Car
Numbers
Former
Numbers
NOTES
51 IC 9809 Assigned to train #51. Detrucked and used as West Point Depot. Sold to individual and believed to be in Brandon, MS
51 SLSF 1732
BN 11706
On ramp track at Columbus, MS. Repainted into G&W colors in 2008.
52 IC 9822 Assigned to train #52. Detrucked and used as Signal Maintainers office beside Columbus depot. Scrapped 2013
52 SLSF 1754
BN 11709
Scrapped in 2009.
500 SOU X-482

On Display at Winona, MS depot.

501 SOU X-851 Wrecked 9-27-1923. Repaired and renumbered to 513
502 SOU X-885  
503 SOU X-893 On display in Propst Park in Columbus, MS
504 SOU X-927  
505 SOU X-929  
506 SOU X-1323 On display northwest of town square in Kosciusko, MS
507 SOU X-1330  
508 SOU X-1350 At private business in Greenwood, MS
509 SOU X-1353  
510 SOU X-1361 Sold to David W Stout
511 SOU X-1853  
512 SOU X-2025  
513 501 Wrecked at Tomnolen 4-17-1949
X-92
514
M&O X-92 Purchased from M&O on October 1, 1923. Marked as C&G X-92 in 1925. Wrecked at Kilmichael 10-29-1938
X-93
515
M&O X-93 Purchased from M&O on October 1, 1923. Marked as C&G X-93 in 1925. Retired 4-24-1942

Cabooses 500-512 arrived on the Southern Railway in Mississippi (predecessor of the Columbus & Greenville) in December 1915 and were formerly purchased by C&G on November 20, 1923. Most of the cars were built in 1894

WORK EQUIPMENT
Car
Numbers
Type Car Built NOTES
650 Tank   On 1925 roster
651 Tank   On 1925 roster
652 Tank   On 1925 & 1945 roster
653 Tank   On 1945 roster.
700 Relief Car   On 1925 roster.
1000 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1001 Flat   On 1925 roster.
1002 Flat   On 1925 roster.
1003 Flat   On 1925 & 1945 roster.
1005 Flat   On 1925 & 1945 roster.
1006 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1007 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1008 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1009 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1010 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1011 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1012 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1013 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1014 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1015 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1016 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1017 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1018 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1019 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1020 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1021 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1022 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1023 Flat   On 1945 roster.
1403 Ballast   On 1945 roster.
1404 Ballast   On 1945 roster.
1405 Ballast   On 1945 roster.
1406 Ballast   On 1945 roster.
1407 Ballast   On 1945 roster.
1408 Ballast   On 1945 roster.
1409 Ballast   On 1945 roster.
1410 Ballast   On 1945 roster.
2000 Ballast   On 1925 roster.
2001 Ballast   On 1925 roster.
2003 Ballast   On 1925 roster.
2076 Gondola   On 1945 roster.
999791 Tank   On 2008 roster.
999822 Tank   On 2008 roster.
999824 Tank   On 2008 roster.
GM&N 4275
4275
Wood rack
MOW
  Scrapped 2010.
AD-40 Air dump   On 1925 & 1945 roster.
AD-41 Air dump   On 1925 roster.
DM-19 Ditcher   On 1925 roster
PD-600 Pile driver 1910 On 1920 & 1925 rosters
IC X-56?
FS-1
Water tender
Fuel
  Old Illinois Central tender. Scrapped 2010.
IC X-???
FS-2
Water tender
Fuel
  Old Illinois Central tender. Scrapped 2000.
MW-61 Box   On 2008 roster.
MW-76 Hopper   On 2008 roster.
MW-77 Hopper   On 2008 roster.
MW-566 Flat   On 2008 roster.
MW-570 Flat   On 2008 roster.
MW-573 Flat   On 2008 roster.
MW-574 Flat   On 2008 roster.
S-201 Supply   On 1945 roster
S-205 Supply   On 1945 roster
T-96 Tool flat 1884 On 1920, 1925 & 1945 rosters.
T-101 Tool 1889 On 1920, 1925 & 1945 rosters.
T-102 Tool 1889 On 1920, 1925 & 1945 rosters.
T-103 Tool 1889 On 1920, 1925 & 1945 rosters.
T-104 Tool 1889 On 1920, 1925 & 1945 rosters.
T-105 Tool 1889 On 1920, 1925 & 1945 rosters.
T-106 Tool 1889 On 1920, 1925 & 1945 rosters.
T-107 Tool   On 1945 roster.
T-108 Tool   On 1945 roster
T-186 Tool box 1889 On 1920 rosters.
T-196 Tool box 1889 On 1920 & 1925 rosters.

In 1920, the Columbus & Greenville (Southern Railway in Mississippi) owned the following

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