Anchor Saw Mill Co.

Standard gauge, 30-lb rail

Headquarters: Tonawanda, NY

Mill Location: Ellisville, MS (Jones County)

Mill Capacity: 50,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1901-1912

Miles Operated: 18 miles in 1910

Locomotives Owned: 2 known

Equipment: 18 log cars, 1 McGiffert Loader



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History by Gil Hoffman:

On November 9, 1901 the Summit Lumber Company, of Arkansas, controlled by the Silverthorne interests of Tonawanda, New York, bought the sawmill, logging railroad and timber holdings of the Anderson Lumber Company, at Ellisville, Jones County. This property was operated as the Anchor Saw Mill Company, a Mississippi corporation. The original secretary and general manager was D. F. McCullough. The cutting capacity of the sawmill was 50,000 feet per day. The product was longleaf yellow pine lumber and timbers, rough or dressed.

The company went out of business in the summer of 1912. On August 30, 1912 the mill site and other company land in Ellisville were sold to I. P. Clayton.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

1     0-4-0T      Baldwin 9998      5-1889      31      10x14      22710

Purchased from Isaac Anderson #1, Ellisville, MS, on 11-9-01. Built as Alton Improvement Co. #1, Alton, IL (Middletown R.R.), dummy type; to F. M. Pease, Chicago, IL (dealer); to Isaac Anderson #1, Ellisville, MS, by 4-1901. Sold to Laurel Machine & Foundry Co., Laurel, MS., by 5-1912; to Sartin Lumber Co. #1, Kitchener, MS. Baldwin class 4-14 C 84

5      2-4-0       Baldwin   4100      6-1877      41      12x18

Purchased from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL, in 1903. Built as Prospect Park & Coney Island #5 "Brooklyn," a 2-4-0T; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. Baldwin class 6-18 C 3






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