Long Branch Lumber Co.

36" gauge

Headquarters: Ellisville

Mill Location: Tuckers Crossing, MS (Jones County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1920-1925

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned: 2

See also: Jones County Hardwood Co




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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Long Branch Lumber Company was incorporated in Mississippi in May 1920 by D. K. Collins, L. K. Collins and others with authorized capital stock of $40,000. The company's sawmill was on the Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad, at Tuckers Crossing, about three miles south of Laurel. On October 11, 1921, the sawmill burned but was rebuilt.

On January 31, 1925, the sawmill, logging railroad and equipment and timber holdings were sold to C. K. Wells, A. B. Cleaney and I. K. Deblieux, who formed the Jones County Hardwood Company to operate the property.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

1   2T Shay    Lima   445    6-1893      22      2-6x10      20000

Purchased from Monarch Lumber Co. #1, McLain, MS, on 5-4-20. Built as R. S. Phillips #445 "Charlie," Ellisville, MS (wood rail), renumb. #1; to Flood-Lyons Lumber Co., Narkeeta, MS, in 1908; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to W. M. Carter Lumber Co., Laurel, MS, on 8-14-12; to J. H. Bostick, Ellisville Junction, MS, on 5-26-13; to Monarch Lumber Co. #1, Monarch, MS, transferred to McLain, MS, in early 1919. Sold to W. M. Tomlin Lumber Co. #1, Bucatunna, MS, in 1926; to Brownlee Lumber Co. #1, Chickasaw, AL, on 12-17-28.

3    2T Shay    Lima 858    2-1904     28      3-10x10      66000

Purchased from Wood-Russ Lumber Co. #3, Red Lick, MS, about 1921. Built as Otter Creek Boom & Lumber Co. #5, Hambleton, WV; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to Wood-Russ Lumber Co. #3, Red Lick, MS, on 2-28-17. Sold to Jones County Hardwood Co. #3, Tuckers Crossing, MS, on 1-31-25; to Jackson Mill Co. #3, Jackson, AL.






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