W. M. Tomlin Lumber Co.

36" gauge, 60-lb rail


Mill Location: Buckatunna, MS (Wayne County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1926-1928

Miles Operated: 6 miles in 1926

Locomotives Owned: 1




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History by Gil Hoffman:

The W. M. Tomlin Lumber Company logged pine off the land of the Wiggs Lumber Company. The manager was W. M. Tomlin and the superintendent, C. H. Brooks.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:   

1      2T Shay      Lima 445      6-1893      22      2-6x10      20000

Purchased from Long Branch Lumber Co. #1, Tuckers Crossing, MS. On hand by 5-1926. Built as R. S. Phillips #445 "Charlie," Ellisville, MS (wood rail), renumb. #1; to Flood-Lyons Lumber Co., Narkeeta, MS, in 1908; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co., Birmingham, Ala.; to W. M. Carter Lumber Co., Laurel, MS, on 8-14-1912; to J. H. Bostick, Ellisville Junction, MS, by 5-1913; to Monarch Lumber Co. #1, Monarch, MS, about 1916, transferred to McLain, MS, in early 1919; to Long Branch Lumber Co. #1, Tuckers Crossing, MS, on 5-4-1920. Sold to Brownlee Lumber Co. #1, Chickasaw, AL, on 12-17-1928.






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