Sartin Lumber Co.

Standard gauge, 30-lb rail

Headquarters

Mill Location: Kitchener, MS (Neshoba County)

Mill Capacity: 40,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1916- ca1923

Miles Operated: 8 miles in 1917

Locomotives Owned: 2 known

Other Equipment:

 

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

In January 1916 James G. Sartin began buying timber rights north of Kitchener, Neshoba County, in preparation for a sawmill operation. The Sartin Lumber Company, formed to build a sawmill and cut this timber, was a co-partnership composed of James G. Sartin, A. O. Clark and G. M. Brown, all of Kitchener. A sawmill was constructed on the newly completed Jackson & Eastern Railway at Kitchener which cut long and shortleaf pine, specializing in short leaf finish, common boards and railway and car material.

 In 1924 J. G. Sartin retired from the sawmill business and moved to Hattiesburg, MS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

1                        0-4-0T        Baldwin               9998              5-1889           31                                  10x14             22710

 

                          Purchased secondhand.

                          Built as Alton Improvement Co. #1, Alton, IL (Middletown R.R.); to F. M. Pease, Chicago, IL (dealer); to Isaac Anderson    #1, Ellisville, MS, by 4-1901; to Anchor Saw Mill Co. #1, Ellisville, MS, on 11-9-01; to Laurel Machine & Foundry Co.,           Laurel, MS, by 5-1912.

                          Baldwin class 4-14 C 84

 

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

 

                          Purchased new. Cost $15,700.

                          Sold to W. I. Luke & Son #2, Walnut Grove, MS; to Pearl River Valley Lumber Co. #7, Canton, MS,

                          on 4-1-27; to Denkmann Lumber Co. #7, Canton, MS, on 9-1-38. Scrapped 1942.

                          Baldwin class 10-18 D 40

 

 

 

 

 

 

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