Noxapater Lumber Co.

36" gauge, 25 & 30-lb rail

Headquarters: Noxapater, MS

Mill Location: Hight, MS (Winston County)

Mill Capacity: 60,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1905-1928

Miles Operated: 9 miles in 1917

Locomotives Owned: 2 known

Other Equipment:



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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Noxapater Lumber Company was incorporated at Noxapater, Winston County, in May 1905 by C. L. Wright, George Granger and others with capital stock of $10,000. As of 1916 officers of the company were: C. L. Wright, president; J. H. Wright, vice president, and B. F. Brucker, secretary and treasurer. All of these men were originally from Michigan. A sawmill with a cutting capacity of 25,000 feet per day was operated at Hight, Winston County, on the Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City Railroad, two miles south of Noxapater. Shortleaf and rosemary pine were cut at this mill. Several smaller mills were also operated in the vicinity.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

Note: At least one other locomotive was on the roster.


0-4-0T                                    9x14        28            36" ga                     24000 lbs                                                                                                  

          ???      Baldwin                                           21939           4-1903      Willauer & Co., Contractors #1, Pottstown, Pa.; to BR&L [322] "Phil. 2"1; to Noxapater Lbr. Co. #?, Noxapater, Miss on 30 Sep 1912; to BR&L [508] “Robinson”; to Republic Iron & Steel Co., Sayreton, Ala on 6-6-1917; to Kershaw Mining Co., by 6-1923   (GHH; BR&L 1996) Baldwin class 4-11 C 211







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