Norwood & Butterfield Co. (1891-1900)

Butterfield Lumber Co. (1900-1918)

Denkmann Lumber Co. (1918-1933)

Natchez, Columbia & Mobile Railroad (1892-1933)

Standard Gauge 56-lb rail

Headquarters: Norfield, MS (Lincoln County)

Years of Operation: 1892-1933

Mill Capacity: 200,000 ft/day in 1917

Miles Operated: 33.2 for NC&M plus many miles of logging spurs owned by lumber company

Locomotives Owned: 15


6 locomotives, 65 log cars, 2 Barnhart loaders in 1910

Clyde McGiffert loader bought 3-20-1917

Clyde Skidder bought 4-2-1917


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History by Gil Hoffman:

Norwood & Butterfield built a sawmill at Norfield in 1891 and built a logging railroad eastward. This railroad was incorporated as the Natchez Columbia & Mobile RR in June 1892. It was eventually extended to a connection with the NOGN at Tilton, MS. In 19__ it was extended across the Pearl River to connect with the G&SI Columbia Branch. The lumber company then built logging spurs off of this G&SI Branch. 

For more information:

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

NC&M 3 was an old 0-4-2 tank locomotive with a tender added. 

NC&M 6 was featured in this ad in American Lumberman magazine.

NC&M 33 was a narrow gauge locomotive from Colorado rebuilt to standard gauge. 

NC&M 201 at the Alco factory before delivery to Mississippi.

NC&M 4 on the passenger train about 1906.

NC&M Baldwin ten-wheeler Number 6 with log train.

NC&M 8 at Southern Iron & Equipment in Atlanta.

NC&M 3-truck Shay Number 5 with a log loader.

NC&M 8 was an old Pennsylvania ten-wheeler. 

Builder's view of NC&M Alco 2-8-2 Number 202.





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