Standard gauge, 35-lb rail
Mill Location: Eastabuchie, MS (Jones County)
Mill Capacity: 90,000 ft/day
Years of Operation: 1901-1912
Miles Operated: 14 miles in 1910
Locomotives Owned: 6 known
See also: Eastabuchie
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by Gil Hoffman:
The Eureka Lumber Company was incorporated at Lux, Jones County, on
August 23, 1901, by A. W. Stevens, of Chatawa; J. H. Stevens, Jr., of
Chatawa, John Hough, of Magnolia, and W. R. Brumfield with authorized
capital stock of $30,000. The original officers were: W. A. Stevens,
president; J. H. Stevens, Jr., vice president, and John Hough, secretary and
treasurer. On July 1, 1901 the incorporators purchased the timber holdings
of the Rush Lumber Company (amounting to 1,040 acres) near Lux, barely into
Jones County. This was followed on September 28, 1901, by purchase of the
plant and timber holdings of the Eastabuchie Lumber Company, at Eastabuchie,
Jones County, for $81,230.
The Eastabuchie company's sawmill, which had burned several months before
the purchase, was replaced by a double band and gang mill which began
cutting about May 1902. In 1910 the cutting capacity of this mill was 90,000
feet per day.
In the latter part of October 1912 the Eureka mill cut out. Shortly
afterward the railroad and rolling stock were sold to A. Marx & Sons, of
New Orleans, and in March 1913 the mill machinery was sold to the Komp
Machine Works, of Hattiesburg.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
1 0-4-2T Porter
Purchased from Eastabuchie Lumber Co. #1, Eastabuchie, MS, on 9-28-01.
Built as Eastabuchie Lumber Manufacturing Co. #1, Eastabuchie, MS; to
Eastabuchie Lumber Co. #1, Eastabuchie, MS, on 6-30-94. Sold to J. J.
Haney, Igo, MS, about 6-1902.
2 0-6-0T Porter
Purchased from Eastabuchie Lumber Co. #2, Eastabuchie, MS, on 9-28-01.
Sold to Batson-McGehee Co., Millard, MS, on 5-22-02.
Purchased from Smith & Kilby Co., Anniston, AL (dealer), on
6-19-02. Sold to A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA (dealer), in late
Purchased secondhand. Sold to A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA
(dealer), in late 1912.
5 2T Heisler Heisler
36 15x12 100000
Purchased new. Sold to Major-Sowers Saw Mill Co. #5, Epley, MS,
transferred to Tallahala, MS, in 1922; to Leakesville Veneer & Lumber
Co. #5, Leakesville, MS, about 1929. Scrapped 1949.
7 2T Shay Lima
Purchased from W. C. Wood Lumber Co. #7, Collins, MS. Sold to A. Marx
& Sons, New Orleans, LA (dealer), in late 1912; to Gammill Lumber Co.
#7, Pelahatchie, MS; to Sherrill Hardwood Lumber Co. #7, Merryville, LA;
to Kirby Lumber Co. #97, Merryville, LA, in 1-1926. Scrapped about 3-1929.