Batson & Hatten Lumber Co.
Standard gauge, 50 and 60-lb rail
Headquarters: Lyman, MS
Mill Location: Lyman, MS (Harrison County)
Mill Capacity: 150,000 ft/day
Years of Operation: 1924-1932
Miles Operated: 16 miles
See also: Ingram-Day Lumber Co.
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History by Gil Hoffman:
Batson & Hatten Lumber Company was incorporated on April 4, 1924, at
Hillsdale, Pearl River County, by Randolph Batson, N. P. Hatten and W. H.
Hatten, all of Hillsdale, with authorized capital stock of $1,000,000. On
May 10, 1924 the company bought the sawmill plant and town property of the
Ingram-Day Lumber Company, at Lyman, Harrison County. R. Batson was
president and W. H. Hatten, vice president and general manager.
June 1924, work began on a new double band mill with a cutting capacity of
150,000 feet per day to replace the old Ingram-Day mill.
May 1932, the mill closed down, but reopened later that same year for a
brief period, then closed for good.
Batson & Hatten Lumber No. 7
Builder's view of Batson & Hatten No. 12. This locomotive was used to haul logs over the G&SI main line from Forrest County.
Batson & Hatten 9 was used to switch the mill at Lyman in later years.
Builder's photo of Batson & Hatten 8, an 80-ton Shay.
|ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:
from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1848, Atlanta, GA, on 1-6-1924.
Blakely Hardwood Lumber Co. #2, Blakely, GA
from Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #1866, Atlanta, GA, on 10-2-1923.
as Pittsburgh & Lake Erie #152; to Georgia & Florida 1st #201,
about 1918, renumb. #351 in 1920; to Southern Iron & Equipment Co.
#1866, in 8-1923.
new through Woodward, Wight & Co., Ltd., New Orleans, LA. Cost
as #13, but changed to #8 prior to delivery.
from Lima to Maxie, MS.
from Ingram-Day Lumber Co. #9, Lyman, MS, on 5-10-1924.
10-30 D 648
2T Shay Lima
from Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1538, Birmingham, AL, on
as Huskin Coal Mining Co. #1, Windber, PA; to Birmingham Rail &
Locomotive Co. #1538.
2T Shay Lima
from General Equipment Co., New Orleans, LA, in 10-1924.
as Stony Brook Lumber Co. #1, Lopez, PA; to Southern Iron &
Equipment Co. #1091, Atlanta, GA; to W. C. Wood Lumber Co. #2, Collins,
MS, on 11-20-1916, transferred to Belpine, MS; to Elton Lumber Co.,
Belpine, MS, in 10-1923; to General Equipment Co., New Orleans, LA, in
from Ingram-Day Lumber Co. #12, Lyman, MS, on 5-10-1924.
as Texas, Arkansas & Louisiana Ry. #3, Atlanta, TX; to Dorsey Land
& Lumber Co. #3, Texarkana, AR, by 4-1920; to Birmingham Rail &
Locomotive Co., Birmingham, AL; to Webster County Lumber Co.,
Cumberland, MS, on 2-28-1923; to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.
#1451, Birmingham, AL; to Ingram-Day Lumber Co. #12, Lyman, MS, on
to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1451, Birmingham, AL; to
Georgia Car & Locomotive Co. #533, Atlanta, GA, on 8-29-1924; to J.
W. McWilliams Co., Inc. #12, Fort Myers, FL, on 10-29-1924; to Dowling
& Camp, Inc. #12, Slater, FL.
8-22 D 296
new. Cost $29,385.
to Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1825, Birmingham, AL; to Woodward
Iron Co. #38, Woodward, AL, on 10-14-1935; to Heart of Dixie Railroad
Club, Inc., Birmingham, AL.
10-38 E 3749
from Gulf & Ship Island #37, on 6-14-1929.
as Gulf & Ship Island #21, renumb. #37 in 1903.
10-30 E 11
Purchased from Gulf & Ship Island #63, on 6-13-1927.
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