36" gauge, changed to standard gauge 1903
Mill Location: Laurel, MS (Jones County)
Mill Capacity: 50,000 ft/day in 1898
Years of Operation: 1894-1907
Locomotives Owned: 10 known
See also: Gilchrist-Fordney
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by Gil Hoffman:
The Kingston Lumber Company was incorporated at Laurel, Jones County, on
April 6, 1894 by Adolphus M. Lewin, Francis Lampe and D. W. McNaughton with
authorized capital stock of $100,000. On May 3, 1894, the company bought the
sawmill, logging railroad and timber holdings of A. M. Lewin. The mill was
located at Kingston, Jones County, a suburb on the north side of Laurel.
Officers of the company were Justus Jungk, president; Francis Lampe,
secretary and treasurer, and F. W. Pettibone, mill superintendent. The mill
was shut down in July 1896 because of the depressed lumber market, but
reopened in December 1897. It was a circular type with cutting capacity of
50,000 feet per day, as of 1898.
On June 3, 1907 the entire holdings were sold to the Gilchrist-Fordney
a detailed history of this company, see our new book YELLOW PINE CAPITAL
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
200 3T Shay
Purchased new. Sold to Gilchrist-Fordney Co. #200, Laurel, MS, on
6-3-07. Scrapped about 1937.
201 2T Shay
Purchased from Kettle Creek Coal Mining Co. #201, Bitumen, PA, in 1898.
Sold to Gilchrist-Fordney Co. #201, Laurel, MS, on 6-3-07; to General
Equipment Co., New York, NY; to White Water Lumber Co. #201, Autaugaville,
AL, on 3-19-19; to Southern Machinery Co., Montgomery, AL.
? 2T Shay
Purchased from Gregory & Coe Lumber Co., Stanton, AL, in 1897
(36" Gauge). Changed to standard gauge. For sale 6-1903. Sold to
Laurel Machine & Foundry Co., Laurel, MS; to George W. Howell &
Co. #4, Montrose, MS; to Tallahoma Lumber Co., Montrose, MS, in 11-1921;
to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1942, Atlanta, GA; to Green Lumber
Co., Avera, MS, on 7-12-24; to Pascagoula Hardwood Co., Laurel, MS.
Scrapped about 1929.
Purchased from Kilby Locomotive & Machine Works, Anniston, AL. In
service by 5-1907. Built as New York, West Shore & Buffalo #148; to
New York Central & Hudson River #2228; to Kilby Locomotive &
Machine Works, Anniston, AL. Sold to Gilchrist-Fordney Co., Laurel, MS, on
6-3-07. Baldwin class 10-34 E 386
? No Data
Purchased from A. M. Lewin, Laurel, MS, on 5-3-94.