Gulf Coast Lumber Co.

Standard gauge, 35, 40 and 60-lb rail

Headquarters: Lyman, MS

Mill Location: Lyman, MS (Harrison County)

Mill Capacity

Years of Operation: 1902-1906

Miles Operated: 15 miles in 1906

Locomotives Owned: 4

See also: Ingram-Day Lumber Co.



42 log cars in 1906

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History by Gil Hoffman:

In February 1902, John H. Gary and F. W. Fatheree purchased the sawmill of the Reeves-Hopkins Lumber Company, at Lyman, Harrison County. To operate the property, the Gulf Coast Lumber Company was incorporated at Lyman on May 10, 1902, by John H. Gary and F. W. Fatheree with authorized capital stock of $50,000.

On April 20, 1906, the entire operation was sold to the Ingram-Day Lumber Company, of Wisconsin.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

1              4-4-0                   Manchester                                                                       48                    14x24                      60000

Purchased from Smith & Kilby Co., Anniston, AL (dealer), on 8-23-1902.


2              2-6-0                                                                                                                                                                      

Purchased secondhand.

Sold to Ingram-Day Lumber Co. #2, Lyman, MS, on 4-20-1906.


3              No data                                                                                                                                                                 

Purchased secondhand.


4              0-6-0T                 Baldwin                  2351                    1-1871                     44                    15x22                      47000

Purchased from Gulfport Foundry & Machine Co., Gulfport, MS (dealer), on 4-29-1904.

Built as New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern “Hercules;” to Cincinnati, St. Louis & New Orleans #10 (New Orleans Belt) in 11-1877; to Illinois Central #255 in 1883, renumb. #195 in 1890; to Gulfport Foundry & Machine Co.

Baldwin class 21 D 66


Note:      In addition to No. 2, one other engine was sold to Ingram-Day Lumber Co., on 4-20-1906.






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