E. F. Nunn & Co.

Standard gauge, 25-lb rail

Headquarters: Shuqualak, MS

Mill Location: Shuqualak, MS (Noxubee County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1893-1924

Miles Operated: 10 miles in 1924

Locomotives Owned: 3 known

Other Equipment:



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History by Gil Hoffman:

E. F. Nunn & Company were primarily a mercantile firm. As early as 1893 the company was operating a yellow pine sawmill at Shuqualak, on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad. In 1913 a logging railroad was constructed. In the 1920s H. H. Evans was general manager and James A. Sanders was mill superintendent.

 The mill cut out about August 1924 after which all machinery and locomotives were put up for sale. About May 1926 the mill burned.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

(a)                  0-4-4F Rhode Island                                   11x16  42000     


                Purchased from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1025, Birmingham, AL, on 11-13-13.

                      Code name "Cannon."

                      Sold to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to Allison Lumber Co., Hairston, AL,

                      on 12-18-17; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1109, Birmingham, AL; to Crandall & Brown Lumber Co., Pearl      River, LA, on 8-5-18.


1                    2T Shay Lima     1922     4-1907      26     2-7x12  33900 empty


                Purchased from Lightsey Brothers, Hampton, SC.

                      Built as E. R. Ginn #1, Varnville, SC; to Lightsey Brothers, Hampton, SC.

                      Sold to W. I. Luke & Son #1, Walnut Grove, MS, about 1924. Scrapped by 6-1928.


2                    2T Shay Lima     2481     9-1911      22     2-6x10  24300 empty


                Purchased from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1062, Birmingham, AL, on 8-24-16.

                      Built as Harris & Cole Brothers, Inc. #2, Sulligent, AL; to Kentucky Lumber Co. #2, Sulligent, AL,

                      in 1913; to Georgia Car & Locomotive Co. #274, Atlanta, GA; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1062, on 3-6-15.

                      For sale 8-1924.







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