W. W. Carre & Co., Ltd.

Standard gauge, 35-lb rail

Headquarters: New Orleans, LA

Mill Location: Kiln, MS ( Hancock County)

                         Favreport, MS (Hancock Co.)

Mill Capacity: 100,000 ft/day in 1910

Years of Operation: 1905-1912

Miles Operated: 12 miles in 1910

Locomotives Owned

Equipment:

3 locomotives and 20 cars in 1910

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

On August 26, 1905, W. W. Carre & Co., of New Orleans purchased at a receiverís sale the sawmill, railroad equipment and timber holdings of the J. A. Favre Lumber Company at Favreport in Hancock County, MS.

On December 7, 1908 W. W. Carre & Company purchased two mills from Herlihy, Haas & Herlihy, one at Kiln, and the other at Bayou Talla, both in Hancock County. The Bayou Talla mill included a logging railroad half a mile long and one locomotive. The company maintained it headquarters and main sawmill in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

The sawmill burned in 1912 and in December of that year the logging railroad and equipment were sold to the Stern Foundry & Machinery Company, of New Orleans. In January 1913 the remaining property at Kiln was sold to the Edward Hines Lumber Company, of Chicago, Illinois, and the operation was reorganized as the Jordan River Lumber Company.

 

 

An ancient 4-4-0 numbered 8 said to have been taken near Kiln is thought to belong to W. W. Carre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

1

 

0-4-0T

 

Porter

 

680

 

10/1885

 

12x18

 

36

 

40000

 

New England, Fairmont & Western Gas Coal Co. #1 Belle, Fairmont, WV

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

J. A. Favre Lumber Co. #1,Favreport, MS,

in 1902.

W. W. Carre Co. #1, on 8/26/1905.

 

Dibert, Bancroft & Ross Co., Ltd.,

New Orleans, LA, by 6/1912.

 

2

 

0-4-4F

 

Grant

 

(1190)

 

4/1878

 

10x16

 

39

 

32000

 

Metropolitan Ry. #14

Manhattan Ry. #214 in 1879.

Rebuilt by Manhattan Ry., in 9/1887.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

J. A. Favre Lumber Co. #2, Favreport, MS,

in 1903.

W. W. Carre Co. #2, on 8/26/1905.

 

 

 

3

 

2-4-2T

 

Baldwin

 

11185

 

9/1890

 

14x20

 

48

 

56000

 

Bessemer & Birmingham #9, Birmingham, AL (dummy type).

Birmingham Railway & Electric Co., Birmingham, AL, in 9/1890.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #242

J. A. Favre Lumber Co. #3 Favreport, Favreport, MS, on 11/14/1903.

W. W. Carre Co. #1, on 8/26/1905..

Baldwin class 8-22ľ C 12

 

Transferred as #3 to, Kiln, MS.

Jordan River Lumber Co. #3, Kiln, MS.

 

4?

 

No Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herlihy, Haas & Herlihy, Bayou Talla, MS

W. W. Carre Co. #4?, on 12/7/1908.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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