K. C. Lumber Co.

Standard gauge, 30 & 56-lb rail

Headquarters: Lucedale, MS

Mill Location: Lucedale, MS (George County)

Mill Capacity: 80,000 ft/day

Years of Operation: 1902-1914

Miles Operated: 14 miles 

Locomotives Owned

Equipment:

1910- 2 locomotives, 22 log cars, 1 McGiffert log loader

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The K. C. (Kansas City) Lumber Company was incorporated at Lucedale, Jackson County, on January 16, 1902, by G. E. McVicar, J. M. Kennedy, J. A. Richardson, E. H. Porter, Joseph Grisham and F. B. Brown with authorized capital stock of $100,000.  On January 21, 1902, the incorporators purchased the sawmill of the Mississippi Yellow Pine Lumber Company, at Denny, a short distance south of Lucedale.  That same year a circular sawmill with a cutting capacity of 80,000 feet per day was built at Lucedale.  On June 17, 1903, the charter was amended to raise the capital stock to $200,000.

The mill cut out in April 1914.

 

View looking across the KC Lumber Co. mill pond.

KC Lumber Co.'s huge mill east of Lucedale. 

A rare view of KC Lumber Co.'s Forney locomotive (0-4-4F) No. 2 at the company shops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

1

 

2-6-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15x22

 

44

 

60000

 

Unknown.

Smith & Kilby Co., Anniston, AL (dealer)

Mississippi Yellow Pine Lumber Co.,

on 9/12/1900.

The K. C. Lumber Co. #1, on 1/21/1902.

 

 

 

2

 

0-4-4F

 

Baldwin

 

13015

 

11/1892

 

9&15x16

 

42

 

58000

 

Chicago & South Side Rapid Transit #55

Retired in 1898; replaced by electric cars.

Robinson Land & Lumber Co., Chicora, MS

The K. C. Lumber Co. #2, by 12/1908.

Baldwin class 8-12/24_ C 45

 

 

 

3

 

36-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

2140

 

2/1909

 

3-10x10

 

28

 

72000

 

New.

 

 J. M. Hemphill Lumber Co. #3, Rhodes, MS, in 1915.

J. M. Griffin #3, Rhodes, MS, on 11/24/1917.

Transferred to Blodgett, MS, in 1919.

C. & R. Lumber Co. #3, Blodgett, MS,

on 7/1/1921.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Brown Paper Mill Co. 1st #3, West Monroe, LA, on 8/11/1923.

 

4

 

42-2

Shay

 

Lima

 

2275

 

2/1910

 

3-10x12

 

29

 

84000

 

New.

 

Vinegar Bend Lumber Co., Vinegar Bend, AL

Bladon Springs Lumber Co. #12, Service, AL, in 1923.

Hutchinson Lumber Co. #12, Service, AL,

on 3/24/1930 (leased).

Scrapped 1932.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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