Abandoned NC&StL Railway
Route Between Memphis,
Jackson & Bruceton
Timberlake - Milepost 113.8
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Both pages are found in June 1947 Bulletin of the NC&STL Railway
concerning their new City of Memphis Streamliner,
Relocation of "Snake Curve". The location is between MP 109 & MP
111 in north of Timberlake. Contributed by Mike Condren.
"I can offer some info on the Timberlake Station. In 2000, I visited
Dick Timberlake who lived in the old family home west of Timberlake Station.
I was researching SMALLs and they and some Timberlakes intermarried. While driving
around the area, pointing out this and that, He told me about Timberlake Stop.
The Timberlakes were large, well to do landowners and sold some land for the
right of way but there was a condition to the sale. The railroad was required
to stop twice daily at Timberlake "stop" so the Timberlake kids (And any others
in the area, no doubt) could ride the train to and from school in Lexington.
There was never an actual station there -- just a bench with a cover over it
for a time. Since it was an official stop, it was designated by the railroad
on maps of the area and is still seen on some recent state highway maps. It
was just north of the intersection of Rte 22 and the east west road that goes
by the old Timberlake home." --Rick Paddock
See track realignment
located between Wildersville & Timberlake.
See track realignment located around Wards (south of Timberlake).