Beatrice Lumber Mill

34" gauge, wood rail

Headquarters: Pachuta?

Mill Location: Beatrice, MS (Clarke County)

                        probably section 27 T3N R14E

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1906-1908

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned: 1




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History by Gil Hoffman:

J. E. Brady was sole owner of what was known as the “Beatrice Lumber Mill,” named after his daughter. Beginning operation in the late summer of 1906, the sawmill was of the single circular type and was located on the W. Holliday place, about 3 miles NE of Pachuta. Brady’s timber was from 3 to 7 miles directly east of Pachuta, around Souinlovey Creek. Apparently the mill was connected with the NO&NE by a spur track and the shipping point was known as “Beatrice.” The mill and railroad equipment were advertised for sale in October 1908.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 


?                  2T Shay         Lima                        290                      4-1890                     26                    2-7x12                     28000

                                 Purchased from J. E. Bowen, Norfolk, VA (dealer), in late 1906.

Built as Parker & Young #290, Keyser, NC (wood rail); to J. E. Bowen.

For sale 8-1908.

Later to Harvey Brothers, Mobile, AL (dealer); to John Lindsey Lumber Co. #1, Laurel, MS, on 11-12-17 (36" gauge steel rail); to Lindsey Lumber Co. #1, Laurel, MS, on 5-26-21. Sold for scrap about 1925.





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