36" gauge, 40-lb rail
Mill Location: Enterprise, MS (Clarke County)
Mill Capacity: 35,000 ft/day
Years of Operation: 1901-1914
Miles Operated: 12 miles 1910
Locomotives Owned: 3 known
25 log cars in 1910
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by Gil Hoffman:
April 22, 1901 the Brookpark Lumber Company, of Minnesota, purchased the
sawmill of the Berry Brothers, at Enterprise, Clarke County. This mill was
located on the east bank of the Chickasawhay River. The new owners rebuilt
the mill, putting in a band saw and building dry kilns and a planing mill.
Sawing began on March 2, 1902. The cutting capacity was about 35,000 feet
per day. Timber holdings were in Clarke, Jasper and Newton counties. E. J.
Swahn was president, later succeeded by his brother, W. I. Swahn.
January 1914 the company filed involuntary bankruptcy at Meridian, MS. C. L.
Gray, of Meridian, was appointed receiver. Efforts to reorganized the
company failed and the assets were sold in September 1914.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
2T Shay Lima
Purchased new. Cost $3,200.
to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1074, Birmingham, AL; to Morgan
& Fentress Ry., Catoosa, TN, on 1-22-16; to Birmingham Rail &
Locomotive Co. #1197, Birmingham, AL; to McCorkle Lumber Co. #102, Nora,
VA, on 7-10-18, transferred to Mace Springs, VA, about 1925, transferred
to Swords Creek, VA, in 1928, transferred to Stonega, VA, by 1932; to Coal
Processing Co. #102, Dixiana, VA, about 6-1943. Scrapped 1949.
Purchased new. Cost $4,700.
to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1072, Birmingham, AL, changed to
standard gauge; to Jackson-Tinney Lumber Co., Siddens, AL, on 7-24-16; to
Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1706, Atlanta, GA; to Thayer
Manufacturing Co., Walterboro, SC, on
to D. W. Alderman & Sons Co. #17, Alcolu, SC.
Purchased from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.,
Birmingham, Ala., on 8-29-12. Cost
Texas State R.R. #1, Rusk, TX.
sale by Receiver of Brookpark Lumber Co., 2-1915.