Picayune Lumber Co. (1903-1904)

J. H. Stevens (1904-1905)

Alliance Lumber & Manufacturing Co. (1905-1910)

Standard gauge, -lb rail

Headquarters: Picayune, MS

Mill Location: Picayune, MS (Pearl River County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1905-1910

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned

Equipment:

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Picayune Lumber Company was incorporated at Picayune, Hancock County, on April 27, 1903, by W. A. Stockstill, M. Rowan, and W. I. Williams with authorized capital stock of $5,000. Other stockholders were J. L. Megehee, and James T. Mary. W. A. Stockstill was president. On June 22, 1903, the Picayune Lumber Company bought the sawmill and timber holdings of Rowan & Stockstill for $5,000. 

On November 5, 1904, the property was sold to J. H. Stevens for $40,000. To expand the operation and upgrade the sawmill, Stevens and his associates entered into a contract with the A. M. Turner Lumber Company, of Pittsburgh, PA, on July 20, 1905. In return for needed financing, Stevens and his associates agreed to transfer their assets to a new company to be formed in Pennsylvania, the Alliance Lumber & Manufacturing Company. The transfer of assets to the Alliance company took place on September 30, 1905. The Alliance company was incorporated at Pittsburgh, PA with $100,000 in capital stock and A. M. Turner as president.  The contract specified that sawmill was to be rebuilt, two new dry kilns added, and an additional planing mill built, all before October 1, 1905.  The entire lumber output was to be sold through the A. M. Turner Lumber Company. 

On October 14, 1907, the assets were sold to the D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Company, of Shreveport, Louisiana, for $150,000.  The operation came to an end in 1910.  On June 24, 1910, the mill, and mill site were sold to the Rosa Lumber Company, of Picayune.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

?

 

 

0-4-2T

 

Baldwin

 

 

 

 

 

10x14

 

 

 

34000

 

Unknown.

Picayune Lumber Co., Picayune, MS

J. H. Stevens, Picayune, MS, on 11/5/1904.

Alliance Lumber & Manufacturing Co., on 9/30/1905.

 

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Bunkie Cypress Co., Bunkie, LA,

on 7/19/1906.

 

?

 

0-4-2T

 

Baldwin

 

7943

 

5/1886

 

14x22

 

 

 

 

          

 

57

 

58000

 

Woodward Iron Co. #5, Woodward, AL

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Tutwiler Coal, Coke & Iron Co. #2, Birmingham, AL, on 6/10/1899.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Alliance Lumber & Manufacturing Co., on 4/21/1906.

Baldwin class 6-22_ C 10

 

D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Co., on 10/14/1907.

 

?

 

0-4-2T

 

Porter

 

967

 

10/1888

 

9x14

 

33

 

28000

 

Desha Lumber & Planting Co. #1, Arkansas City, AR

Alliance Lumber & Manufacturing Co.

On hand by 4/1906.

 

D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Co., on 10/14/1907.

Rosa Lumber Co., Picayune, MS,

by 1/1910.

Last parts order, 6/30/1916.


 

 

 

 

 

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