Alabama-Mississippi Lumber Co.

Standard gauge

Headquarters: Chicago, IL

Mill Location: Monroe, MS ( Franklin County)

Mill Capacity: 75,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1912-1913

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned: 2

Equipment:

 

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

On January 15, 1912 the Car-Dal Lumber Company, of Chicago, Ill., purchased the sawmill plant and timber holdings of the bankrupt Monroe Lumber Company, at Monroe, MS, plus the timber holdings of the Douville Land & Timber Company, also at Monroe. These properties were operated as the Alabama-Mississippi Lumber Company, chartered in Maine. The sawmill was a Filer & Stowell circular type with a cutting capacity of 75,000 feet per day. Also included were a planing mill, four dry kilns and 8,600 acres of pine timber land.

In November 1913 the plant was shut down for an indefinite period because of poor business conditions. Apparently it was never reopened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

   

 

 

 

 

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