Batson & Hatten Lumber Co.

Standard gauge, 50 and 60-lb rail

Headquarters: Lyman, MS

Mill Location: Lyman, MS (Harrison County)

Mill Capacity: 150,000 ft/day

Years of Operation: 1924-1932

Miles Operated: 16 miles

Locomotives Owned

See also: Ingram-Day Lumber Co.

 

 

Equipment:

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Batson & Hatten Lumber Company was incorporated on April 4, 1924, at Hillsdale, Pearl River County, by Randolph Batson, N. P. Hatten and W. H. Hatten, all of Hillsdale, with authorized capital stock of $1,000,000. On May 10, 1924 the company bought the sawmill plant and town property of the Ingram-Day Lumber Company, at Lyman, Harrison County. R. Batson was president and W. H. Hatten, vice president and general manager.

In June 1924, work began on a new double band mill with a cutting capacity of 150,000 feet per day to replace the old Ingram-Day mill.

In May 1932, the mill closed down, but reopened later that same year for a brief period, then closed for good.

 

Batson & Hatten Lumber No. 7

 

 

Builder's view of Batson & Hatten No. 12. This locomotive was used to haul logs over the G&SI main line from Forrest County.

Batson & Hatten 9 was used to switch the mill at Lyman in later years.

 

Builder's photo of Batson & Hatten 8, an 80-ton Shay.

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

5              2-6-0                   Dickson                                                                             56                    18x24                     

Purchased from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1848, Atlanta, GA, on 1-6-1924. Cost $4,500.

Formerly Blakely Hardwood Lumber Co. #2, Blakely, GA

 

7              2-8-0                   Pittsburgh             2105                    4-1900                     50                    20x26                      200000

Purchased from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1866, Atlanta, GA, on 10-2-1923.

Built as Pittsburgh & Lake Erie #152; to Georgia & Florida 1st #201, about 1918, renumb. #351 in 1920; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1866, in 8-1923.

 

8              3T Shay             Lima                        3290                    9-1925                     36                    3-12x15                   171000

Purchased new through Woodward, Wight & Co., Ltd., New Orleans, LA. Cost $22,500.

Ordered as #13, but changed to #8 prior to delivery.

Shipped from Lima to Maxie, MS.

 

9              4-6-0                   Baldwin                  40593                  9-1913                     56                    18x24                      120000

Purchased from Ingram-Day Lumber Co. #9, Lyman, MS, on 5-10-1924.

Baldwin class 10-30 D 648

 

10            2T Shay             Lima                        3080                    2-1920                     36                    3-12x12                   120000

Purchased from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1538, Birmingham, AL, on 7-28-1924.

Built as Huskin Coal Mining Co. #1, Windber, PA; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1538.

 

11            2T Shay             Lima                        2437                    3-1911                     36                    3-12x12                   120000

Purchased from General Equipment Co., New Orleans, LA, in 10-1924.

Built as Stony Brook Lumber Co. #1, Lopez, PA; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1091, Atlanta, GA; to W. C. Wood Lumber Co. #2, Collins, MS, on 11-20-1916, transferred to Belpine, MS; to Elton Lumber Co., Belpine, MS, in 10-1923; to General Equipment Co., New Orleans, LA, in 8-1924.

 

1st 12      2-6-0                   Baldwin                  29762                  12-1906                   44                    14x22                      70000

Purchased from Ingram-Day Lumber Co. #12, Lyman, MS, on 5-10-1924.

Built as Texas, Arkansas & Louisiana Ry. #3, Atlanta, TX; to Dorsey Land & Lumber Co. #3, Texarkana, AR, by 4-1920; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to Webster County Lumber Co., Cumberland, MS, on 2-28-1923; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1451, Birmingham, AL; to Ingram-Day Lumber Co. #12, Lyman, MS, on 11-24-1923.

Sold to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1451, Birmingham, AL; to Georgia Car & Locomotive Co. #533, Atlanta, GA, on 8-29-1924; to J. W. McWilliams Co., Inc. #12, Fort Myers, FL, on 10-29-1924; to Dowling & Camp, Inc. #12, Slater, FL.

Baldwin class 8-22 D 296

 

2nd 12    2-8-0                   Baldwin                  58101                  11-1924                   50                    22x28                      187000

Purchased new. Cost $29,385.

Sold to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1825, Birmingham, AL; to Woodward Iron Co. #38, Woodward, AL, on 10-14-1935; to Heart of Dixie Railroad Club, Inc., Birmingham, AL.

Baldwin class 10-38 E 3749

 

37            2-8-0                   Baldwin                  18364                  11-1900                   50                    18x24                      106000

Purchased from Gulf & Ship Island #37, on 6-14-1929.

Built as Gulf & Ship Island #21, renumb. #37 in 1903.

Baldwin class 10-30 E 11

 

63            4-6-0                   ALCO-Brooks       40575                  6-1906                     57                    20x26                      154000

               Purchased from Gulf & Ship Island #63, on 6-13-1927.

 

 

 

 

 

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