Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. (1921-1938)

Denkmann Lumber Co. (1938-1945)

King Lumber Industries (1946-1954)

Canton & Carthage RR (1927-1955)

Standard gauge, -lb rail

Headquarters

Mill Location: Canton, MS (Madison County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1921-1954

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned

Other Equipment:

Purchased Clyde Iron Works 4-line Double End Skidder #356, shipped to Canton, Miss. 9-21-1923.

 See also:

Mississippi Soft Pine Co.

Apollonia Lumber Co

Natalbany Lumber Co.

Marietta Lumber Co.

Butterfield Lumber Co.

Canton & Carthage RR

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

On February 23, 1921 the Pearl River Valley Lumber Company purchased the plant at Canton and timber holdings in Madison and Rankin counties belonging to the Mississippi Soft Pine Company.

 On September 1, 1938 the name was changed to Denkmann Lumber Company.

 On January 1, 1946 the plant at Canton and the Canton & Carthage Railroad were sold to King Lumber Industries.  The sawmill at Canton, which had two 8-foot bands saws, cut only hardwoods.

 The Canton & Carthage Railroad was organized as a common carrier under Mississippi law on December 1, 1927.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

1a                  2T Shay Lima       2037   1-1908 32     3-11x12  100000

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Apollonia Lumber Co. #1, Pelahatchie, MS,

                      on 2-7-29.

                      Built as New Orleans, Natalbany & Natchez Ry. #1, Natalbany, LA; to Apollonia Lumber Co. #1, Pelahatchie, MS, by 8-1924.

 

 

1b                  2-6-2  Baldwin      53270        5-1920 44     16x24      101000

                             

                Purchased by Denkmann Lumber Co. from J. R. Buckwalter Lumber Co. #6, Union, MS, about 1940.

                Wrecked in head-on collision with #201 in 3-1942 and scrapped.

                Baldwin class 10-26 D 173

 

2                    4-6-0 ALCO-Pitts.      29460      12-1903 57     19x26      140000

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Apollonia Lumber Co. #2, Pelahatchie, MS,

                      on 2-7-29.

                      Built as Stearns & Culver Lumber Co. #2, Bagdad, FL; to Bagdad Land & Lumber Co. #2, Bagdad, FL,

                      in 1912; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1354, Atlanta, GA; to Gammill Lumber Co. #2, Pelahatchie, MS, on                  9-30-18; to Apollonia Lumber Co. #2, Pelahatchie, MS, in 1-1921.

                      To Canton & Carthage R.R. #2.

                      To Denkmann Lumber Co. #2.

                Scrapped 1947.

 

3a                  4-6-0 Pittsburgh                                 100000

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Apollonia Lumber Co. #3, Pelahatchie, MS

                      To Denkmann Lumber Co. #3, on 9-1-38.

                Scrapped 1944.

 

 

3b                  3T Shay Lima       3182   7-1922 32     3-11x12  134100

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Marietta Lumber Co. #3, Burnside, MS, by 2-1930.

                      Built as J. M. Griffin Lumber Co. #3 "J. M. II," Burnside, MS; to Reynolds-West Lumber Co. #3, Burnside, MS,                       on 8-16-23; to Marietta Lumber Co. #3, Burnside, MS, by 1-1928.

                Renumb. Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #10.

 

4                    3T Shay Lima         745 12-1902   32     3-12x12  125000

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Apollonia Lumber Co. #4, Pelahatchie, MS,

                      in 1925.

                      Built as J. J. Newman Lumber Co. #10, Hattiesburg, MS, renumb. 2nd #2 in 1906; to Tallahala Lumber Co. #173,  Tallahala, MS, on 3-26-18, renumb. #4; to Apollonia Lumber Co. #4, Pelahatchie, MS, in 1924.

                Scrapped at Canton, MS, in 1936.

 

5a                  2T Shay Lima       2516   4-1912 29     3-10x10    72000

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Apollonia Lumber Co. #5, Pelahatchie, MS,

                      in 2-1929.

                      Built as Lockwood Lumber Co. #5, Pelahatchie, MS; to Gammill Lumber Co. #5, Pelahatchie, MS,

                      in 5-1912; to Apollonia Lumber Co. #5, Pelahatchie, MS, in 1-1921.

                Scrapped at Canton, MS, in 9-1937.

 

5b                  3T Shay Lima       1683   2-1907 36     3-12x15  130000

 

                Purchased by Denkmann Lumber Co. from Great Southern Lumber Co. #203, Bogalusa, LA, in 1939.

                      To King Lumber Industries #5, on 1-1-46.

                Scrapped 1951.

 

5c                  4-6-0    Vulcan        2045 11-1913 50     18x24  109500

 

                Transferred to King Lumber Industries from King-Edwards-Fuller Co. #5, North St. Francisville, LA

                      Built as James H. Corbett & Son Co. #5, West Mosgrove, PA; to New Orleans,

                Natalbany & Natchez #5, Natalbany, LA, by 6-1926; to King-Edwards-Fuller Co. #5, North St. Francisville, LA

                      To Canton & Carthage R.R. #5.

                Scrapped in 1956.

 

6a                  4-6-0 ALCO-Rich.      50378        9-1911 56     18x26      136000

 

                Transferred from Apollonia Lumber Co. #6, Pelahatchie, MS

                      Built as Kansas City & Memphis #6, Rogers, AR; to Gammill Lumber Co. 2nd #6, Pelahatchie, MS; to Apollonia         Lumber Co. #6, Pelahatchie, MS, on 2-23-21.

 

 

6b                  4-6-0  Baldwin      29251      10-1906 56     18x24      121500

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Denkmann Lumber Co. #6, Norfield, MS,

                about 1933.

                      Built as Butterfield Lumber Co. #6, Norfield, MS (Natchez, Columbia & Mobile R.R.); to Denkmann Lumber Co.     #6, Norfield, MS, on 1-22-18.

                      To Denkmann Lumber Co. #6, on 9-1-38.

                      To King Lumber Industries #6, on 1-1-46.

                Scrapped 1950.

                Baldwin class 10-30 D 471

 

   

7a                  2T Shay Lima       1671   2-1906 28     3-10x10    66000

 

                Purchased from Mississippi Soft Pine Co., Canton, MS, on 2-23-21.

                      Built as Porter-Wadley Lumber Co. #3, Cotton Valley, LA (Dorcheat Valley R.R.); to Bayou Blue Lumber Co., Hutchinson, LA, in 1915; to A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA, in 1918; to Mississippi Soft Pine Co.,

                Canton, MS

                Transferred to Apollonia Lumber Co. #7, Pelahatchie, MS, about 8-1924.

                Scrapped at Canton, MS, about 2-1929.

 

7b                  2-6-2  Baldwin      53266        5-1920 36     12x18    62000

 

                Purchased by Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from W. I. Luke & Son #2, Walnut Grove, MS, on 4-1-27.

                      Built as Sartin Lumber Co. #2, Kitchener, MS; to W. I. Luke & Son #2, Walnut Grove, MS

                      To Denkmann Lumber Co. #7, on 9-1-38.

                Scrapped 1942.

                Baldwin class 10-18 D 40

 

10                  3T Shay Lima       3182   7-1922 32     3-11x12  134100

 

                Renumb. from Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. 2nd #3.

                      To Denkmann Lumber Co. #10, on 9-1-38.

                      To King Lumber Industries #10, on 1-1-46.

                Scrapped 1951.

 

11                  2T Shay Lima       2560   8-1912 29     3-10x10    72000

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Apollonia Lumber Co. #11, Pelahatchie, MS,

                      in 5-1925.

                      Built as Ray Lumber Co. #1, Ray Siding, ME; to Indian Lake Lumber Co., Ray, ME; to Gammill Lumber Co. #11,   Pelahatchie, MS; to Apollonia Lumber Co. #11, Pelahatchie, MS, in 1-1921.

                      To Denkmann Lumber Co. #11, on 9-1-38.

                Scrapped in 1939.

 

12                  2T Shay Lima       2287   2-1910 29   3-10x12    84000

 

                Purchased from Mississippi Soft Pine Co. #12, Canton, MS, on 2-23-21.

                      Built as Conner Lumber Co. #12, Seminary, MS; to A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA, in 1913; to Carruth   Brothers Lumber Co. #12, Coral, MS, on 10-15-13; to A. Marx & Sons, New Orlenas, LA,

                      on 3-31-14; to Gammill Lumber Co. #12, Pelahatchie, MS

                Transferred to Apollonia Lumber Co. #12, Pelahatchie, MS, about 8-1924.    

                Returned to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #12, about 5-1925.

                Loaned to Marietta Lumber Co. #12, Burnside, MS, about 3-1929.

                Returned to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #12.

                      To Denkmann Lumber Co. #12, on 9-1-38.

                Scrapped in 1942.

 

 15                 3T Shay Lima       2130   6-1909 36     3-12x15  140000

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Denkmann Lumber Co. #2, Norfield, MS, about 1933.

                      Built as McIlwain-Kendall Lumber Co. #2, Alexander, WV (Alexander & Eastern Ry.); to Croft Lumber Co. #2,   Alexander, WV; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1609, Birmingham, AL;

                      to Denkmann Lumber Co. #2, Norfield, MS, on 4-17-26. (BR&L List says PRV #9, dah)

                      To Denkmann Lumber Co. #15, on 9-1-38.

                      To King Lumber Industries #15, on 1-1-46.

                Scrapped in 1949.

 

  

16a                3T Shay Lima       1909   6-1907 36     3-15x12  138000

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Denkmann Lumber Co. #3, Norfield, MS,

                about 1933.

                      Built as Camp & Hinton Co. #134, Lumberton, MS; to Wells Lumber Co., Lumberton, MS, in 4-1909 (leased); to   A. Marx & Sons, New Orleans, LA, on 4-14-15; to Denkmann Lumber Co. #3, Norfield, MS, about 1918.

                Scrapped in 1938.

 

16b                3T Shay Lima     1571          3-12x15      140000

 

                Purchased used by Denkmann Lumber Co., about 1939 from Great Southern Lbr. Co. #205

                      To King Lumber Industries #16, Canton, MS, on 1-1-46.

                Scrapped in 1949.

 

17                  3T Shay Lima       2308   5-1910 36     3-12x15  140000

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. for Natalbany Lumber Co. #4, Natalbany, LA

                      Built as Natchez, Columbia & Mobile #4, Norfield, MS; to Butterfield Lumber Co. #4, Norfield, MS; to Denkmann   Lumber Co. #4, Norfield, MS, on 1-22-18; to Natalbany Lumber Co. #4, Natalbany, LA, about 1933.

                Scrapped in 5-1938.

 

32                  2T Shay Lima       2036 11-1907 28     3-8x12    64000

 

                Purchased by Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Jackman Lumber Co. #3, Jackman, ME, about 5-1931.

                      Built as Johnson Lumber Co. #3, Johnson, NH; to Jackman Lumber Co. #3, Jackman, ME.

 

101                2-8-2 ALCO-Schen.      68279        1-1930 56     20x28      178000

 

                Transferred to Denkmann Lumber Co. from New Orleans, Natalbany & Natchez Ry. #101, Natalbany, LA, about            1938.

                      To Canton & Carthage R.R. #101, Canton, MS

                Scrapped at Canton, MS, in 2-1955.

 

102                2-8-2 ALCO-Schen.      68280        1-1930 56     20x28      178000

                Purchased new for Canton & Carthage R.R.

                Scrapped at Canton, MS, in 2-1955.

 

201                2-8-2 ALCO-Schen.      65349        9-1924 56     20x28      178000

 

                Transferred to Denkmann Lumber Co. from New Orleans, Natalbany & Natchez Ry. #201, Natalbany, LA, about            1938.

                      Built as Natchez, Columbia & Mobile #201, Norfield, MS; to New Orleans, Natalbany & Natchez #201, Natalbany,     LA, about 1933.

                      To Canton & Carthage R.R. #201.

                Scrapped at Canton, MS, in 2-1955.

 

202                2-8-2 ALCO-Schen.      66953        7-1926 56     20x28      175000

 

                Transferred to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. from Natchez, Columbia & Mobile #202, Norfield, MS, about 1933.

                      To Pearl River Valley Ry. #202, in 1930's.

                      To Denkmann Lumber Co. #202, on 9-1-38.

                      To Canton & Carthage R.R. #202.

                      Sold to Louisiana Eastern 2nd #10, Shiloh, LA, in 1955. Scrapped in 10-1963.

 

??-?  Shay                11x12                32"                                                          Standard gauge    

            #?      Lima                2038                1-1908                Natalbany Lbr. Co. #2 (NON&N #2); Pearl River Valley Lbr. Co., Canton, MS (Koch Shay book) (Was this engine transferred to Canton? DAH)

 

 

??-?  Shay                12x15                36"                                                          Standard gauge    

            #5      Lima                958                3-10-1905                Butterfield Lumber Co. #5, Norfield, MS (NC&M #5); Denkmann Lumber Co. #5, Norfield, MS in 1915; Pearl River Valley Lumber Co., Canton, MS; scrapped in 12-1937 (Koch Shay book)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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