Barr-Holaday Lumber Co.

Quinine Central Railroad

Standard Gauge 30 and 60-lb rail

Headquarters: Greenfield, OH

Mill location: Isola, MS (Washington, now Humphreys County)

Mill capacity: 30,000 ft/day

Years of Operation: 1904-1910

Miles Operated: 3 in 1910

Locomotives Owned: 1

Equipment: 

5 log cars and 1 home-made loader in 1910

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Barr-Holaday Lumber Company, of Greenfield, Ohio, established a hardwood mill at Isola, MS, in August 1904.  The company was composed of W.I. Barr, of Greenfield, Ohio, B.A. Holaday, of Isola, Miss., and D.O. Miller, of Greenfield, Ohio. The manager of this mill was B. A. Holaday. In the summer of 1910 operations were moved to Louise, MS. The logging railroad went by the name "Quinine Central " but it was never incorporated.

Standard Gauge 30 and 60-lb rail

Mill location: Louise, MS (Yazoo County)

Mill Capacity: 50,000 ft/day

Years of Operation: 1911-1929

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned: 3

Equipment: 

 

 

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History by Tony Howe:

The Barr-Holaday Lumber Company moved their mill from Isola to Louise in 1911 and built a logging railroad eastward. A separate logging railroad was later built westward from Colby into Sharkey County. This spur existed from 1919 to 1924.  

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

?

 

No Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transferred from Isola, MS in 1910.

 

 

 

?

 

2-4-4TB

 

Cooke

 

1748

 

2/1887

 

14x22

 

50

 

76000

 

Staten Island Rapid Transit R.R. #10

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #690

Enterprise Lumber Co. #4, Goldsboro, NC,

on 8/21/1909.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1187

Barr-Holaday Lumber Co., on 5/29/1918.

Cost $4,700.

 

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1657, on 1/22/1921, in trade on SI&E #1659.

J. O. H. Bennette, Conroe, TX,

on 4/14/1921 (as an 0-4-4F).

 

?

 

Class B

 

Climax

 

594

 

1906

 

 

 

 

 

40000

 

Mayerhoff Brothers #594, Arundel, MS

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.                        

Flood-Lyons Lumber Co. #594, Narkeeta, MS,

on 1/25/1910.

J. E. Tartt #594, Narkeeta, MS,

on 2/10/1913.

Transferred to Akron, MS.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1659

Barr-Holaday Lumber Co., on 1/22/1921.

 

 

 

?

 

23-2

Heisler

 

Heisler

 

1259

 

1912

 

11x10

 

30

 

46000

 

Charles Estes #4, Sledge, MS

Barr-Holaday Lumber Co., on ?

 

For sale 8/15/1929.

Standard Gauge

Mill location: Holly Bluff, MS (Yazoo County)

Mill capacity: 30,000 ft/day

Years of Operation: 1917-1920

Miles Operated: 2 in 1919

Locomotives Owned: ?

Equipment: 

 

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History by Gil Hoffman:

The Barr-Holaday Lumber Company built a new band mill at Holly Bluff in Sept. 1917 and built about 5 miles of logging railroad here. It was apparently removed by December 1920.  

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

  

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

?

 

0-4-4TB

 

Rhode Island

 

 

 

 

 

12x16

 

 

 

      

 

48000

 

Owner code name “Gibson #5"

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1037

Barr-Holaday Lumber Co., on 8/16/1916.

 

For sale 5/12/1923.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information contact Tony Howe at howe6818@bellsouth.net or David S. Price at dsprice46@bellsouth.net