Byron Railroad Ltd.
Reporting mark: BYRON
The Byron Railroad was started by plumber and steam fitter Byron Hiatt in
1938 at Creston. His first two foot gauge locomotive used the chassis of a
Davenport 2-6-2 trench engine he found at Davenport Locomotive works, and the boiler of an old steam thresher. After returning from WWII he built a railway to run his then two steam locomotives on. They opened for business giving rides in Creston the summer of 1950. The first year he had 2000 paying passengers. Later the line was relocated to Martensdale on the grade of the old CB&Q line.
Byron Railroad Bridge #1
(Warren County, Iowa)Built ca. 1943: relocated here 1958Lost Steel stringer bridge over Unnamed Tributary of Middle River on Byron Railroad Ltd.Removed
Byron Railroad Bridge #2
(Warren County, Iowa)Built 1958Lost Timber stringer bridge over Unnamed Tributary of Middle River on Byron RailroadRemoved