Tom and Mary Lavely
Shell Knob, MO
Table Rock RR is a scenic 30s line serving the logging, mining and quarrying industries in the mountains with 400’+ track using track power. Railroad includes five mills, a mine, a quarry, town and the Missouri-Grandin logging operation plus company hotel. There are two tunnels, eight bridges, three ponds, three trestles, 11′ girder bridge and a Roaring River. Grades include up to 5%.
Missouri stone is old, the oldest in the United States – the waterfall stone is loaded with trilobites”. Even a large, 100 lb stone step has fossils in its tread. Tom and Mary have gleaned the rocks from their site, the woods and ditches.