D. C. Bacon Co.

Standard gauge, 30 to 40-lb rail

Headquarters: Brushy, MS

Mill Location: Brushy (later Shipman), MS (George County)

Mill Capacity: ,000 ft/day in 1910

Years of Operation: 1903-1907

Miles Operated: 7 miles in 1907

Locomotives Owned: ?

Equipment:

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The D. C. Bacon Company was incorporated at Latonia, Jackson County on April 4, 1903, by Dewitt C. Bacon, W. B. Gillican, Milton Bacon, W. A. Shipman and J. F. Payne with authorized capital stock of $130,000. The officers were: D. C. Bacon, president; Milton Bacon, vice president; W. A. Shipman, secretary and resident manager, and W. B. Gillican, treasurer. On April 10, 1903, D. C. Bacon purchased the Thompson & Ackley sawmill at Brushy, Jackson County, on the Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City Railroad and its timber holdings. The price paid was $15,000. This plant was extensively rebuilt. It was a Filer & Stowell circular type and had a cutting capacity of about 50,000 feet per day. On April 15, 1904, Bacon and Gillican transferred the Thompson & Ackley mill and about 10,000 acres of longleaf yellow pine timber to the new company. 

On May 3, 1907, the entire operation was sold to the Interstate Lumber Company, of New Orleans, Louisiana, for $262,000.

Brushy as it was also known, was 8.1 miles east of Lucedale, practically on the Alabama line. It later became known as Shipman.

 D. C. Bacon, a Georgian, before coming to Mississippi, had been freight agent for the Tifton, Moultrie & Gulf Railroad in the southern part of the state. Prior to that he was secretary and treasurer of the Pinopolis Mill Company. Milton Bacon, his brother, was his successor as secretary and treasurer of the latter company. W. A. Shipman, also from Georgia, had previously been connected with the Amoskeag Lumber Company, of Eastman, Georgia.

D. C. Bacon & Co. No. 1 at SI&E in 1904.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

1

 

 

4-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

 

 

 

 

15x24

 

 

 

64000

 

Unknown.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #238

D. C. Bacon & Co. #1, on 1/27/1904.

Cost $2,250.

 

Interstate Lumber Co. #1, Shipman, MS,

on 5/3/1907.

Day Lumber Co. #1, Shipman, MS, on 4/1/1909.

 

3

 

0-6-0

 

Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

 

15x24

 

50

 

70000

 

Allegheny Valley #60 or #43

Pennsylvania R.R. #6403 or #6401

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #319,

on 10/28/1904.

D. C. Bacon & Co. #3, on 7/15/1905.

Cost $2,850.

 

 Interstate Lumber Co. #3, Shipman, MS,

on 5/3/1907.

Day Lumber Co. #3, Shipman, MS, on 4/1/1909.

 

 

 

 

 

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