Reynolds-West Lumber Co.

Standard gauge

Headquarters: Houston, TX

Mill Location: Burnside, MS (Neshoba County)

Mill Capacity: 125,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1923-1928

Miles Operated: 13 miles in 1923

Locomotives Owned: 5 known

Other Equipment:

26 log cars, 1 Clyde Rapid log loader, 1 Clyde 4-line skidder.

See also:

J. M. Griffin Lumber Co.

Marietta Lumber Co.

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

On August 16, 1923 the Reynolds-West Lumber Company, of Texas, purchased the sawmill, logging railroad and timber holdings of the J. M. Griffin Lumber Company, at Burnside, Neshoba County, for approximately $4,000,000. The purchase included a band mill with a cutting capacity of 125,000 feet per day, planing mill, 13 miles of standard gauge railroad and equipment, and 300,000,000 feet of virgin shortleaf and longleaf pine timber. Officers of the company were: J. W. Reynolds, of Houston, Texas, president and J. M. West, also of Houston, Texas, vice president.

M. P. Barton was general manager.

 The company went into receivership and its assets were sold to the Marietta Lumber Company in 1928, but not formally deeded to them until March 1, 1935 by the trustee, the Louisiana Savings Bank & Trust Company. The price was $241,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

1                    4-6-0                    Baldwin                5813           9-1881      54     18x24                 80000       

 

                      Purchased from J. M. Griffin Lumber Co. #1, Burnside, MS, on 8-16-23.

                      Built as Memphis & Charleston #37, renumb. #341; to Southern Ry. #677, on 5-13-98, renumb. #1391 on 7-1-03,      renumb. #3391 on 6-28-10; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #938, Atlanta, GA, in 6-1913; to

                       J. M. Griffin #1, Nomac, MS, on 11-22-13, transferred to Burnside, MS, in 1922.

                      Traded to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1871, Atlanta, GA, on 8-25-23 as partial payment on #5.

                      Baldwin class 10-30 D 104

 

 

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

 

                      Purchased from J. M. Griffin Lumber Co. #3 "J. M. II,", Burnside, MS, on 8-16-23.

                      Sold to Marietta Lumber Co. #3, Burnside, MS, by 1-1928; to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #3, Canton, MS, by 2-1930,         renumb. #10; to Denkmann Lumber Co. #10, Canton, MS, on 9-1-38; to King Lumber Industries #10, Canton, MS, on                    1-1-46.  Scrapped 1951.

 

 

4                    2-6-2                    Baldwin              42137           6-1915      44     17x24                 128500       

 

                      Purchased from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1540, Birmingham, AL, on 7-1-25. Cost $11,500.

                      Built as Mine La Motte Co. #3, Mine La Motte, MO; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1478, Birmingham, AL;             to New Deemer Manufacturing Co. #4, Deemer, MS, on 6-28-23; to Adams-Newell Lumber Co. #4, Deemer, MS, on                       5-31-24; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1540.

                      Sold to Marietta Lumber Co. #4, Burnside, MS, in 1928.

                      Baldwin class 10-28 D 55

 

 

5                    4-6-0                      Brooks                2412           2-1894      55     19x24                 129000       

 

                      Purchased from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1712, Atlanta, GA, on 8-25-23.

                      Cost $9,500 plus #1 in trade.

                      Built as Buffalo & Susquehann #109, renumb. #122 in 1894, renumb. #152 in 1902, renumb. #111 in 1907; to Wellsville           & Buffalo #111, on 12-10-15; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1158, Atlanta, GA; to Fernwood Lumber Co. 1st #14,                Fernwood, MS, in 9-1917; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1712, on 12-31-21.

                      Scrapped

 

  

9                    2T Shay                    Lima                2744         12-1913      29  3-10x12             84000       

 

                      Purchased from J. M. Griffin Lumber Co. #9, Burnside, MS, on 8-16-23.

                      Built as Culbreath & Smith #9, Onalaska, TX; to West Lumber Co. #9, Onalaska, TX; to Southern Iron & Equipment             Co. #1718, Atlanta, GA, on 12-16-21; to J. M. Griffin Lumber Co. #1, Burnside, MS,

                      on 7-7-22, renumb. #9.

                      Sold to Marietta Lumber Co. #9, Burnside, MS, by 2-1928.  Scrapped 1935.

 

 

 

 

 

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