W. Denny & Co.
Standard gauge, -lb rail
Headquarters: Moss Point
Mill Location: Moss Point, MS ( Jackson County)
Mill Capacity: 150,000 ft/day in 1910 (2 mills)
Years of Operation (RR): 1903-1909
Miles Operated: 36 miles in 1909
Locomotives Owned: 5
See also: Pascagoula Northern RR
Dec. 13, 1907- included 1
pile driver, 39 log wagons, 31 miles of railroad from O’Leary mill
northerly into Jackson Co., 3 locos, 2 flat cars, 53 log cars, 3 hand
cars, and 49 camp cars. (Jackson Co. Land Mortgage and Deeds of Trust on
Land Book 1, p.139...dah 2-17-98)
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History by Gil Hoffman:
Denny & Co. established its first mill in Moss Point in 1853. In the
fall of 1903 W. Denny & Company built a tram road from its O'Leary mill
on the Escatawpa River to the mouth of Bayou Casotte. The intention was to
extend this line northward to meet the tram road of D. C. Bacon &
Company, then being built southward from Brushy, Miss., on the Mobile
Jackson & Kansas City Railroad. The survey of the road from Moss Point
to Donovan, Miss., on the M. J. & K. C., was completed in early 1907.
company went into receivership and in June 1909 the 36 mile railroad was
sold to the Pascagoula Northern Railroad.
ROSTER by Gil Hoffman and Tony Howe:
from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #241, Atlanta, GA, on 9-24-03. Cost
as Bessemer & Birmingham #10, Birmingham, AL (dummy type);
toBirmingham Railway & Electric Co., Birmingham, AL; to Southern Iron
& Equipment Co. #241.
to Pascagoula Northern #1, Moss Point, MS, in 6-1909; to Pascagoula, Moss
Point & Northern #1, Moss Point, MS, on 4-30-12; to Georgia Car &
Locomotive Co. #216, Atlanta, GA; to The Hunter Co. #3, Jasper, FL, in
class 8-22¼ C 8
from Illinois Central RR on
7/21/1905 (per Pascagoula Democrat-Star)
B. & O. R.R.
secondhand by Pascagoula Northern 12-1906.
as Baltimore & Ohio #
Pascagoula, Moss Point & Northern R.R. #3, on 4-30-12.
to Alabama & Mississippi R.R. #3, Vinegar Bend, AL, on 6-23-15.
by Pascagoula Northern from Georgia Locomotive Co. #65, Atlanta, GA, on
7-29-09. Cost $3,950.
as Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern #46; to Newport News &
Mississippi Valley #558 in 1887; to Illinois Central #259 in 1896; to
Dunnellon Phosphate Co., Dunnellon, FL, in 1-1903; to Standard &
Hernando R.R. #5, Rockwell, FL, in 11-1903; to Georgia Locomotive Co. #65.
Pascagoula, Moss Point & Northern R.R. #4, on 4-30-12.
to Alabama & Mississippi R.R. #4, Vinegar Bend, AL, on 6-23-15.
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