Central Lumber Co.

36" gauge, 35 and 56-lb rail

Headquarters: Brookhaven, MS

Mill Locations: McCall Creek, MS ( Franklin County)

                          Lucien, MS (Franklin County)

                           Bogue Chitto, MS (Lincoln County)

                          Quentin, MS (Franklin County)

Mill Capacity: McCall Creek- 0,000 ft/day 


                         Bogue Chitto- 50,000 ft/day

                         Quentin- largest

Years of Operation: McCall Creek- 1908-1920

                                  Lucien- 1916-1920

                                  Bogue Chitto- 1914-1919

                                  Quentin- 1920-1952 

                                  (railroad  discontinued 1938)

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned




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History by Gil Hoffman:

For a detailed history of the company and their associated logging railroads, see:

"Dummy Lines Through The Longleaf", Gilbert H. Hoffman, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of MS, Oxford, MS, 1992



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 






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