Pine Export Co. (1911-1918)
Pine Lumber Co. (1918-1923)
Standard gauge, 30 and 40-lb rail
Mill Location: Hovey, MS (Harrison County)
Mill Capacity: 60,000 ft/day
Years of Operation: 1911-1923
Miles Operated: 7.5 miles in 1911
Locomotives Owned: 5
2 locomotives and 16 cars in 1911
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History by Gil Hoffman and Tony Howe:
Pine Export Company was incorporated at Gulfport, Harrison County, on June
7, 1911, by G. H. Hovey, of Gulfport and N. M. McInnis, of Saucier, with
authorized capital stock of $250,000. On June 12, 1911, the company bought
the sawmill plant, logging railroad and equipment of the Inda Pine Company,
at Inda, Harrison County. Officers were G. H. Hovey, president, and N. M.
McInnis, secretary. Hovey was the former secretary and treasurer of the Inda
Pine Company. Immediately after the purchase, the Lott & Perkins sawmill
was moved to the southern outskirts of Saucier, Harrison County. This
location became known as Hovey. The cutting capacity of the mill, as
rebuilt, was 60,000 feet per day. In September 1918, the name of the company
was changed to Pine Lumber Company. The mill cut out in July 1923, and was
dismantled. The mainline of Pine Lumber Co. was used by the G&SI to
build the "Hines Extension" to connect with the Edward Hines
Yellow Pine railroad in Hancock Co. in 1921. Pine Lumber Co. retained
trackage rights over the railroad until they cut out in 1923.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
from Inda Pine Co. #2, Inda, MS, on 6-12-1911.
from Inda Pine Co. #3, Inda, MS, on 6-12-1911.
as Minnesota & Northwestern #13 or #15.
to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #952, Atlanta, GA, on 10-28-1912 as
part payment on #4; to Flint River & Northeastern #6, Pelham, GA, on
from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #867, Atlanta, GA, on 10-28-1912.
$3,600 with $1,800 allowed in trade on Cooke 4-4-0.
as Williamsburg Lumber Co. #4, Collins, MS; to Okatoma Saw Mill Co. #4,
Collins, MS; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #867.
Pine Lumber Co. #4, in 9-1918.
to Georgia Car & Locomotive Co. #513, Atlanta, GA; to J. M. Griffin
Lumber Co. #4, Holopaw, FL, on 3-29-1924.
from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1014, Atlanta, GA, on 11-29-1915.
as Union Stock Yards & Transit Co. #8 (an 0-6-0); to Southern Iron
& Equipment Co. #1014. Converted to 2-6-0 by SI&E Co.
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