Gammill Lumber Co.

Mississippi Railway

Standard gauge, 60-lb rail

Headquarters

Mill Location: Pelahatchie, MS (Rankin County)

Mill Capacity: 150,000 ft/day by 1917

Years of Operation: 1912-1921

Miles Operated: 16 miles in 1917

Locomotives Owned

Other Equipment:

Purchased Clyde Iron Works Rapid Loader #191, shipped to Pelahatchie, Miss. 2-25-1913.

 

See also:

Lockwood Lumber Co.

Apollonia Lumber Co.

 

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

On April 10, 1912, the stockholders of the Lockwood Lumber Company, operating a sawmill at Pelahatchie, Rankin County, voted to transfer all the assets of the company to the newly formed Gammill Lumber Company in return for a like amount of stock in the new company. The Gammill Lumber Company had been incorporated at Pelahatchie in April 1912 with a paid-in capital stock of $250,000, the incorporators being many of the same people who held stock in the Lockwood Lumber Company. The new company was formed because the charter of the Lockwood Lumber Company was defective, the organization never having been reported to the Secretary of State, as required by law.

 The sawmill plant, logging railroad and timber holdings in Rankin, Scott and Leake counties were sold to the Apollonia Lumber Company on February 23, 1921.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

1                  2T Shay         Lima                        2560                    8-1912                     29                    3-10x10                   72000

                                   Purchased from Indian Lake Lumber Co., Ray, Maine.

Built as Ray Lumber Co. #1, Ray Siding, Maine; to Indian Lake Lumber Co., Ray, Maine.

Sold to Apollonia Lumber Co. #1, Pelahatchie, MS, on 2-23-21; to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #11, Canton, MS, in 5-1925; to Denkmann Lumber Co. #11, Canton, MS,

on 9-1-38. Scrapped 1939.

 

2                  4-6-0               ALCO-Pittsburgh 29460                  12-1903                   56     19x26     140000

 

Purchased from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1354, Atlanta, GA, on 9-30-18.

Cost $17,500.

Built as Stearns & Culver Lumber Co. #2, Bagdad, FL; to Bagdad Land & Lumber Co. #2, Bagdad, FL, in 1912; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1354.

Sold to Apollonia Lumber Co. #2, Pelahatchie, MS, on 2-23-21; to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #2, Canton, MS, on 2-7-29; to Canton & Carthage #2, Canton, MS; to Denkmann Lumber Co. #2, Canton, MS Scrapped 1947.

 

4                  2-8-2               Baldwin                  36756                  8-1911                     44                    16x22                      85000

                                 Purchased from Lockwood Lumber Co. #4, Pelahatchie, MS, on 4-10-12.

Changed to 2-8-2, Baldwin XO-3331, 4-12-12.

Transferred to Mississippi Soft Pine Co. #4, Canton, MS, by 7-1917; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1355, Atlanta, GA; to Lutcher & Moore Cypress Lumber Co., Lutcher, LA, on 11-11-18.

Baldwin class 10-26 E 336

 

5                  2T Shay         Lima                        2516                    4-1912                     29                    3-10x10                   72000

                                 Purchased from Lockwood Lumber Co. #5, Pelahatchie, MS, on 4-10-12.

Sold to Apollonia Lumber Co. #5, Pelahatchie, MS, on 2-23-21; to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #5, Canton, MS, in 2-1929. Scrapped 9-1937.

 

1st 6            3T Shay         Lima                                                                                                            3-12x15                   140000

                                 Purchased secondhand.

Sold to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1356, Atlanta, GA; to General Equipment Co.,

New York, NY, on 10-7-18.

 

2nd 6          4-6-0               ALCO-Richmond 50378                  9-1911                     56     18x26     136000

                                 Purchased from Kansas City & Memphis #6, Rogers, AR.

Sold to Apollonia Lumber Co. #6, Pelahatchie, MS, on 2-23-21; to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #6, Canton, MS

 

7                  2T Shay         Lima                        2039                    4-1908                     28                    3-8x12                     64000

 

Purchased from A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA (dealer). In service by 4-1913.

Built as W. C. Wood Lumber Co. #7, Collins, MS; to Eureka Lumber Co., Eastabuchie, MS; to A. Marx & Sons, in 1912.

Sold to Sherrill Hardwood Lumber Co. #7, Merryville, La.; to Kirby Lumber Co. #97, Merryville, LA, in 1-1926. Scrapped about 3-1929.

 

8                  2-6-0               Baldwin                  7509                    11-1884                   52                 19x24                      94700

 

Purchased from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1117, Atlanta, GA, on 8-18-17.

Cost $5,500 plus IC Mogul in trade.

Built as New Orleans & Northeastern #240; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1117.

Gone by 2-1921.

Baldwin class 8-32 D 100

 

9?                2-6-0               IC Shops                ----                       9-1886                     56                    18x24                      96000

                                 Transferred from Mississippi Soft Pine Co., Canton, MS

Built as Illinois Central #240, renumb. #703 in 1890, renumb. #1703 in 5-1903; to Crosby-Bonds Lumber Co., in 4-1914, for Elk Lumber Co., Canton, MS; to Stillwell-Crosby Lumber Co., Canton, MS, in 8-1915; to Mississippi Soft Pine Co., Canton, MS, in 5-1917.

Traded to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1209, Atlanta, GA, on 8-18-17 as partial payment on engine #8; to Central Santo Tomas #8, Cuba, on 5-31-18.

 

12                2T Shay         Lima                        2287                    2-1910                     29                 3-10x12                   84000

                                 Purchased from A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA (dealer).

Built as Conner Lumber Co. #12, Seminary, MS; to A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA, in 1913; to Carruth Brothers Lumber Co. #12, Coral, MS, on 10-15-13; to A. Marx & Sons, on 3-31-14.

Transferred to Mississippi Soft Pine Co. #12, Canton, MS; to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #12, Canton, MS, on 2-23-21; to Apollonia Lumber Co. #12, Pelahatchie, MS, about 8-1924; to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #12, Canton, MS, about 5-1925; to Marietta Lumber Co. #12, Burnside, MS, about 3-1929 (on loan); to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #12, Canton, MS; to Denkmann Lumber Co. #12, Canton, MS, on 9-1-38. Scrapped 1942.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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