Hall & Legan Lumber Co. (1910-1922)

Adams-Banks Lumber Co. (1922-1931)

Adams-Edgar Lumber Co. (1931-??)

Standard gauge, 40-lb rail

Headquarters

Mill Location: Morton, MS (Scott County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1910-ca1940

Miles Operated: 7 miles in 1916

Locomotives Owned

Other Equipment:

Purchased Clyde Iron Works 3-drum Skidder #228, shipped to Morton, Miss. 2-28-1913.

Purchased Clyde Iron Works Rapid Loader #382, shipped to Morton, Miss. 12-29-1923.

Purchased 2 ex-M&O boxcars from GC&L $500 2-1925.

 

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Hall & Legan Lumber Company was incorporated at Morton, Scott County, in November 1910 with capital stock of $200,000. The company purchased 32,000 acres of shortleaf pine timber land near Morton and built a band and circular sawmill with a cutting capacity of 75,000 feet per day at Morton. The company specialized in shortleaf finish, flooring and ceiling and also manufactured all kinds of common boards and dimension. G. W. Legan was secretary and general manager. On February 18, 1922 the entire holdings were sold to the Adams-Banks Lumber Company.

 Before coming to Mississippi, Hall & Legan had operated a sawmill at Tannehill, in Winn Parish, Louisiana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman and David S Price: 

1                    2T Shay                    Lima                2115         10-1908         29½     3-10x12       84000

                      Purchased from North Mississippi Lumber Co. #1, Corinth, MS, in 1910.

                      Sold to Adams-Banks Lumber Co. #1, Morton, MS, on 2-18-22; to Copiah Gravel Co. #1, Crystal Springs, MS, in 7-1929;       to Gatesville Gravel Co. #1, Gatesville, MS

  

2                    2T Heisler             Heisler                1262             -1912      33      13x12                72000

                      Purchased new.

                      Sold to Adams-Banks Lumber Co. #2, Morton, MS, on 2-18-22; to Adams-Newell Lumber Co., Deemer, MS; to Reynolds      Lumber Co., Deemer, MS, on 9-28-33.

  

3                    2-6-2                      Vulcan                2529           1-1916      44      16x24                97500

                      Purchased new.

                      Sold to Adams-Banks Lumber Co. #3, Morton, MS, on 2-18-22; to Adams-Edgar Lumber Co. #3, Morton, MS, in 4-1931;       to Davis Brothers Lumber Co. #8, Ansley, LA, about 5-1936.

 

??-B Shay             8x8          27½                                                                                                             (42" gauge says BR&L revised list))           

              3      Lima                           2629           12-1913 orig-Whitmer-Steele Co. #5, Clearfield, PA; Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co. #5, Nesquehoning, PA;  BR&L [812] “Deemer”;  Adams-Banks Lbr. Co., Morton, MS on 9-7-1923 (BR&L 1996 revised list)

 

60-3 Shay              11x12      32                                                                                                                                                    Standard gauge           

              7      Lima                           3264             6-1924 Adams-Banks Lbr. Co. #7, Morton, MS; Adams-Edgar Lbr. Co. #7, Morton, MS in 5-1931; Insular Lbr. Co., Fabrica, Negros Occidental, Philippines in 9-1937 converted to 42" gauge (Koch Shay book)

 

4-6-0                      18x24      50c                                                                                                                                                                             

              9      Rogers                       4579             9-1891 Orig. NC&StL #135; #131; #166;  GC&L #308;  Darby & Jarbutt Co. #166, Sharps Spur, Ca. 6/2/16;  J. F. Darby  Co. #166;  GC&L #564;  Adams-Banks Lbr. Co. #9, Morton, MS $2734.50 on 9-14-1926;  Adam-Edgar Lbr. Co. #9, Morton, MS 4-1931 (GC&L 1996 list)

2-8-0                      18x24      50                                                                                                                                                                               

            31      BLW                        15135           12-1896 G&SI #3, #13, #31; Adams-Banks Lbr. Co. #31, Morton, MS (to Lincoln Co. Gravel Co., Jul 1929 says GHH data card); Adams-Edgar Lbr. Co. #31, Morton, MS

 

2-8-0                      18x24      50                                                                                                                                                                               

            32      BLW                        15856             4-1898 G&SI #14; #32;  Adams-Banks Lbr. Co. #32, 21 Jun 1929;  (GHH data card); Adams-Edgar Lbr. Co. #32, Morton, MS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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