Bailey Brothers Lumber Co. (1904-1905)

Day Lumber & Manufacturing Co. (1905-1907)

D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Co. (1907-1908)

Pearl Land & Lumber Co. (1908-1910)

A. G. Little Lumber Co. (1910-1912)

Standard gauge, -lb rail

Headquarters

Mill Location: Richardson, MS (Pearl River County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1904-1911

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned

Equipment:

 

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Bailey Brothers Lumber Company was incorporated at Richardson, Hancock County, in 1904 with Milton A. Bailey as president. On November 26, 1904, the company bought a 39-acre mill site on the New Orleans & Northeastern at Richardson, Hancock County, and built a sawmill, planing mill and logging railroad. The assets of the company soon passed to a Louisiana company of the same name, owned by W. G. Day, of New Orleans. On May 16, 1905, the property was sold to the Day Lumber & Manufacturing Company, also owned by W. G. Day.

The Day Lumber & Manufacturing Company was incorporated in Louisiana by W. G. Day, W. L. Wright and W. L. Lind. On May 16, 1905, the company purchased the sawmill plant, logging railroad and timber holdings of the Bailey Brothers Lumber Company, at Richardson in Pearl River County. By April 1906, the officers of the company had changed to: J. H. Howie, president, and J. L. Moyse, secretary and treasurer. 

On July 27, 1907, the assets were sold to H. G. Lea (or Lee). The property was sold in quick succession to J. L. Moyse & Brother on September 20, 1907, and to the D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Company, of Shreveport, LA, on October 4, 1907.

On October 4, 1907, the D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Company, of Shreveport, Louisiana purchased the property of the Day Lumber & Manufacturing Company, at Richardson, Pearl River County, from J. L. Moyse & Brother, the price being $250,000. The property consisted of a sawmill, planing mill, logging railroad and rolling stock and timber in Hancock County.

 On September 29, 1908, the assets were sold to the Pearl Land & Lumber Company, of Louisiana, for $102,391 cash plus assumption of the debts of the old company. On September 18, 1909 the Pearl Land & Lumber Company was declared bankrupt and on December 24, 1909 its holdings were sold to Leonard Moyse.

On January 1, 1910, the A. G. Little Lumber Company, formerly of Clyde, Lamar County, purchased the holdings of the bankrupt Pearl Land & Lumber Company, at Richardson, Pearl River County, from J. L. Moyse & Brother. The price was $125,000. After suit was brought against the Pearl Land & Lumber Company, the Chancery Court of Pearl River County approved the sale on April 21, 1910. 

On January 11, 1910, the A. G. Little Lumber Company and the Louisell Lumber Company, of Alabama, signed an agreement to build and share a logging railroad from Richardson to the mill of the Louisell company, to be located about eight miles northwest of Richardson. 

On June 1, 1911, the sawmill, planing mill and a large amount of lumber on the yard were destroyed by fire. Rather than rebuild, on June 29, 1911 the company leased the sawmill, railroad and equipment of the neighboring Louisell Lumber Company. 

The Little Company filed bankruptcy in Federal Court at Biloxi, MS, on March 15, 1912. The leased Louisell mill was sold to the newly formed Cybur Lumber Company on April 8, 1912.

 

 

Early McGiffert log loader is lettered "DCR-T LCo"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey Bros- Day Lumber & Mfg. Co.  ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

?

 

No Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown.

Bailey Brothers Lumber Co., Richardson, MS,  in 1904.

Day Lumber & Manufacturing Co.,

on 5/16/1905.

 

 

 

201

 

0-4-4F

 

Pittsburgh

 

1515

 

1/1894

 

12x16

 

42

 

48000

 

Manhattan Ry. #201

New York Dock Co. #201, Brooklyn, NY,

on 11/2/1905.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Day Lumber & Manufacturing Co. #201, on 1/6/1906.

 

 

D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Co. #201, Richardson, MS, on 10/4/1907.

Pearl Land & Lumber Co. #201,Richardson, MS,  on 9/29/1908.

Collins & Hull #201, Ellisville, MS, in 1910.

J. T. McKinnon & Co.  #201, Ellisville, MS,

on 8/30/1910.

Transferred to Beatrice, MS, by 9/1916.

 

D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber- Pearl Land & Lumber ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

2

 

0-4-2T

 

Baldwin

 

 

 

 

 

10x14

 

 

 

23000

 

Unknown..

Pearl Land & Lumber Co. #2

 

A. G. Little Lumber Co. #2, Richardson, MS, on 1/1/1910.

A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA (dealer),

in 1912.

 

3

 

0-4-2T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown.

D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Co. #3,

by 6/1908.

 

Pearl Land & Lumber Co. #3, on 9/29/1908.

Rosa Lumber Co. #3, Rosa, MS, in 1909.

 

201

 

0-4-4F

 

Pittsburgh

 

1515

 

1/1894

 

12x16

 

42

 

48000

 

Manhattan Ry. #201

New York Dock Co. #201, Brooklyn, NY,

on 11/2/1905.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Day Lumber & Manufacturing Co. #201, Richardson, MS, on 1/6/1906.

D. C. Richardson-Taylor Lumber Co. #201,

on 10/4/1907.

 

Pearl Land & Lumber Co. #201, on 9/29/1908.

Collins & Hull #201, Ellisville, MS, in 1910.

J. T. McKinnon& Co.  #201, Ellisville, MS,

on 8/30/1910.

Transferred to Beatrice, MS, by 9/1916.

 

?

 

0-4-4F

 

Baldwin

 

11533

 

1/1891

 

12x16

 

42

 

47000

 

Manhattan Ry. #310

Long Island R.R., on 6/8/1903.

Pearl Land & Lumber Co., by 4/1909.

Baldwin Class 8-18_ C 12

 

Unknown

 

A. G. Little Lumber Co. ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

  

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

2

 

0-4-2T

 

Baldwin

 

 

 

 

 

10x14

 

 

 

23000

 

Unknown..

Pearl Land & Lumber Co. #2, Richardson, MS

A. G. Little Lumber Co. #2, on 1/1/1910.

Used at Pearl mill.

 

Transferred to Louisell mill in 6/1911.

A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA (dealer), in 1912.

 

3?

 

Class B

 

Climax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34000

 

Transferred from A. G. Little mill at Clyde, MS,

in early 1910.

Used at Pearl mill.

 

Transferred to Louisell mill in 6/1911.

A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA (dealer), in 1912.

Graham Lumber Co., Talisheek, LA,

by 11/1914.

 

4

 

 

 

 

37-2 Shay

 

Lima

 

1723

 

 

 

8/1906

 

3-10x12

 

29

 

74000

 

Flat Creek Mill Co. #4, Finchburg, AL

Louisell Lumber Co. #4, Richardson, MS, on 11/8/1909.

A. G. Little Lumber Co. #4,

 on 6/29/1911 (leased).

Used at Louisell mill.

 

Cybur Lumber Co. #4, Cybur, MS,

on 4/8/1912.

Williams Yellow Pine Co. #3, Poplarville, MS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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