J. R. Buckwalter Lumber Co.

Standard gauge, 56-lb rail

Headquarters: Union, MS

Mill Location: Union, MS (Newton County) 1909-40

                         Edinburg, MS (Leake Co.) 1931-40

Mill Capacity: 100,000 ft/day in 1917

Years of Operation: 1909-1940

Miles Operated: 25 miles in 1917

Locomotives Owned: 6 known

Other Equipment:

30 cars, 1 American Loader in 1910

 

See also:

Lyndon Lumber Co.

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The J. R. Buckwalter Lumber Company was incorporated at Union, Newton County, on February 25, 1909 by J. R. Buckwalter of Union, J. C. Buckwalter of Union, A. I. Buckwalter of Wingate and N. Buckwalter of Wingate with authorized capital stock of $100,000. A double band mill with a cutting capacity of 80,000 feet per day was built at Union, starting operations in 1909. Timber for this mill was located in Newton, Neshoba, Leake and Scott counties and was of the shortleaf variety. The mill was in continuous operation from 1909 until 1940 when it closed down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

2                    0-4-4F                  Baldwin              11549           1-1891      42     12x16                 47000      

                       Transferred from Lyndon Lumber Co. #2, Wingate, MS

                      On hand by 6-1911.

                      Built as Manhattan Ry. #312; to Long Island R.R., in 6-1903; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL;           to Lyndon Lumber Co. #2, Wingate, MS,                    on                       10-25-05.

                      Baldwin class 8-18⅓ C 14

 

3                    2T Heisler             Heisler                1145             -1908      36     15x12                 84000      

                       Transferred from Lyndon Lumber Co. #3, Wingate, MS, about 1911.

                      Sold to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to Charles E. Brower & Co., Memphis, TN, for: P.       Koehler & C. W. Hunter, Memphis, TN, on 6-29-20; to                      Jonesboro Gravel Co., Dee, AR.

 

4                    2T Heisler             Heisler                1174             -1909      33     13x12                 72000      

                       Transferred from Lyndon Lumber Co. #4, Wingate, MS, about 1911.

 

5a                  Class B                   Climax                                     -1909                                          66000      

                       Transferred from Lyndon Lumber Co. #5, Wingate, MS, about 1911. For sale 8-1918.

 

5b                  2-6-2                    Baldwin              41294           4-1914      44     16x24                 101000      

                       Purchased new. Cost $8,900.

                      Baldwin class 10-26 D 127

 

6                    2-6-2                    Baldwin              53270           5-1920      44     16x24                 101000      

                       Purchased new. Cost $22,000.

                      Sold to Denkmann Lumber Co. #1, Canton, MS, about 1940. Wrecked and scrapped 3-1942.

                      Baldwin class 10-26 D 173

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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