J. A. Favre Lumber Co.

Standard gauge

Headquarters

Mill Location: Favreport, MS ( Hancock County)

Mill Capacity: 70,000 ft/day

Years of Operation: 1901-1905

Miles Operated: 14 miles

Locomotives Owned

Equipment:

14 log cars

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The J. A. Favre Lumber Company was incorporated at Pearlington, Hancock County, on March 19, 1901, by J. A. Favre, J. J. Favre, Simon Favre and William Rudolph with authorized capital stock of $100,000. The sawmill was located at Favreport, just north of Pearlington.

In 1905 the company went into receivership and was sold to the W. W. Carre Co., of New Orleans, on August 26 of that year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, in 1902.

 

W. W. Carre Co. #1, Favreport, MS,

on 8/26/1905.

 

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, in 1903.

 

W. W. Carre Co. #2, Favreport, MS,

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,

on 11/14/1903. Cost $2,900.

Baldwin class 8-22 C 12

 

W. W. Carre Co. #1, Favreport, MS,

on 8/26/1905.

Transferred to, Kiln, MS.

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

ca. 1/1913.

 

 

 

 

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