Fernwood Lumber Co.

30" gauge, converted to Standard gauge in 1904

Headquarters: Fernwood, MS

Mill Location: Fernwood, MS (Pike County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1892-1930

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned

Also see: Fernwood Columbia & Gulf RR

Equipment:

 

 

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30-inch Gauge Locomotives (1892-1904)

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

 

Disposition

 

84

 

7-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

84

 

8/1883

 

2-7x7

 

24

 

16000

 

I. C. Enochs #84, Magnolia, MS

Built for wood rail.

Changed to steel rail by 1886.

Fernwood Lumber Co. #84,  in 1892.

 

Later changed to 36" gauge.

Scrapped 1917 at Fernwood, MS.

 

2

 

0-6-0T

 

Porter

 

1214

 

9/1890

 

8x14

 

26

 

20000

 

Enochs Brothers #2, Magnolia, MS

Fernwood Lumber Co. #2, in 1892.

 

National Lumber & Creosoting Co.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1244

V. V. Lebedjeff Engineering & Supply Co., New York, NY, for: Guira de Melena SugarCo. #2, Cuba,

on 1/12/1917

 

3

 

20-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

411

 

9/1892

 

3-8x8

 

26

 

40000

 

New. Built standard gauge.

Changed to 30" gauge.

 

Changed back to standard gauge #3 ca. 1904.

 

4

 

20-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

405

 

8/1892

 

3-9x8

 

26

 

46000

 

Morning Mining & Milling Co. #1, Mullan, ID.

Built standard gauge.

Fernwood Lumber Co. #4, on ?

Changed to 30" gauge.

 

Changed back to standard gauge #4 ca. 1904.


Standard Gauge Locomotives (1904-1930)

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

 

Disposition

 

3

 

20-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

411

 

9/1892

 

3-8x8

 

26

 

40000

 

Rebuilt from 30" gauge #3 ca. 1904.

 

Genesee Lumber Co. 2nd #3, Genesee, LA

McCarroll Lumber Co. #3, Holden, LA

Transferred as #1 to Frost, LA, in 1925.

Scrapped ca. 7/1928.

 

4

 

20-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

405

 

8/1892

 

3-9x8

 

26

 

46000

 

Rebuilt from 30" gauge #4 ca. 1904.

 

Red Creek Lumber Co. #1, Carnes, MS, in 1916.

Holleman & Batson Lumber Co. #1, Lyman, MS,

in 1924.

 

5

 

65-3

Shay

 

Lima

 

856

 

5/1904

 

3-12x15

 

36

 

141000

 

New for Fernwood Lumber Co.

 

Copiah Gravel Co., Inc. #5, Crystal Springs, MS,

in 1927.

Gatesville Gravel Co. #5, Gatesville, MS,

in 11/1935.

Central Mississippi Gravel Co. #5, Crystal Springs, MS

Scrapped 1939.

 

6

 

65-3

Shay

 

Lima

 

881

 

5/1904

 

3-12x15

 

36

 

141000

 

New for Fernwood Lumber Co.

 

J. J. White Lumber Co. #6, Columbia, MS,

ca. 11/1/1925.

 

7

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

2735

 

3/1872

 

18x22

 

55

 

82000

 

Pennsylvania R.R. #532

St. Louis, Vandalia & Terre Haute #176, in 11/1881.

Fernwood Lumber Co. #7, in 11/1904.

Baldwin class 29 D 110

 

Fernwood & Gulf #7, in 12/1913 for $1,620.

Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf #7, on 4/17/1920.

Fernwood Lumber Co. #7, in 8/1929.

 

8

 

2-8-0

 

Altoona

 

 

 

 

 

18x22

 

50

 

 

 

Pennsylvania R.R. #99 or #372.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #213

Fernwood & Gulf R.R. #8,

 on 10/31/1904. Cost $4,400.

 

 

 

9

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

6101

 

3/1882

 

18x24

 

55

 

80000

 

Terre Haute & Indianapolis #46

Fernwood Lumber Co. #9, by 1/1907.

Baldwin class 8-30 D 117

 

Fernwood & Gulf #9, for $8,781.

In service by 6/1916.

Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf #9, on 4/17/1920.

 

10

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

34399

 

3/1910

 

18x24

 

56

 

97000

 

New for Fernwood Lumber Co.

Cost $10,110.

Baldwin class 8-30 D 659

 

Fernwood & Gulf #10, for $4,708.83.

In service by 6/1916.

Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf #10, on 4/17/1920.

Scrapped 1947.

 

11

 

2-8-0

 

Baldwin

 

36000

 

1/1911

 

20x24

 

50

 

135200

 

New for Fernwood Lumber Co.

Cost $12,700.

Baldwin class 10-34 E 1977

 

Fernwood & Gulf #11, on 9/1/1916, for $7,720.74.

Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf #11, on 4/17/1920.

Scrapped 1947.

 

12

 

2-8-0

 

Baldwin

 

37578

 

2/1912

 

20x26

 

56

 

149550

 

New for Fernwood Lumber Co.

Cost $13,100.

Baldwin class 10-34 E 1994

 

Fernwood & Gulf #12 for $12,005.

On hand by 6/1916.

J. J. White Lumber Co. #19, Columbia, MS

Kentucky Lumber Co. #19, Columbia, MS, in 1928.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1828

Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf as #12,on 12/3/1937.

Cost $5,474.77.

Scrapped 1947.

 

13

 

2-8-2

 

Baldwin

 

40734

 

10/1913

 

20x24

 

50

 

164700

 

New for Fernwood Lumber Co.

Cost $14,500.

Baldwin class 12-34 E 27

 

Apollonia Lumber Co. #13, Pelahatchie, MS

Natalbany Lumber Co. #13, Natalbany, LA

Jahncke Service Co. #13, Bluff Creek, LA

 

1st 14

 

4-6-0

 

Brooks

 

2412

 

2/1894

 

19x24

 

55

 

129000

 

            

 

Buffalo & Susquehanna #109

Re.. #122 in 1894.

Re. #152 in 1902.

Re. #111 in 1907.

Wellsville & Buffalo #111,

on 12/10/1915.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1158

Fernwood Lumber Co. 1st #14,

in 9/1917. Cost $7,500.

 

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1712,

on 12/31/1921 in trade on 2nd #14.

Reynolds-West Lumber Co. #5, Burnside, MS,

on 8/25/1923.

 

2nd 14

 

4-6-0

 

Brooks

 

3557

 

6/1900

 

18x24

 

63

 

133000

 

Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh #187

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1700, in 10/1921.

Fernwood Lumber Co. 2nd #14,

on 11/30/1921. Cost $8,000 with $6,000 allowed in trade on 1st #14.

 

Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf #17

 

15

 

4-4-2

 

Baldwin

 

19046

 

5/1901

 

19x26

 

72

 

150300

 

Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh #161

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1505

Fernwood & Gulf #15, on 12/19/1919.

Cost $12,500.

Baldwin class 10-32 C 40

 

Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf #15, on 4/17/1920.

Scrapped 1936.

 

16

 

80-3

Shay

 

Lima

 

3096

 

7/1920

 

3-13x15

 

36

 

179000

 

New for Fernwood Lumber Co.

Cost $24,075.

 

Polk Operating Co. #6, Grande Ronde, OR,

in 2/1930.

Willamina & Grande Ronde #6, Grande Ronde, OR, ca. 3/1944.

 

17

 

4-6-0

 

Brooks

 

3557

 

6/1900

 

18x24

 

63

 

133000

 

Fernwood Lumber Co. 2nd #14

Fernwood, Columbia & Gulf #17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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