Pine Lumber Co.

Standard gauge, 35-lb rail

Headquarters: Rock Island IL

Mill Location: Mish, MS (Covington County)

Mill Capacity: 0,000 ft/day 

Years of Operation: 1902-1910

Miles Operated

Locomotives Owned: 2 known


Also see: C. J. Welch & Co.

Easterling Lumber Co.

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History by Gil Hoffman:

On September 9, 1902, E. H. Easterling, of Brookhaven, Miss., representing E. P. Denkmann, of Rock Island, Ill., purchased the assets of C. J. Welch & Company, at Mish, Covington County for $89,235.63. To operate this property the Pine Lumber Company was incorporated at Mish on October 9, 1902, by E. P. Denkmann, C. J. Welch, E. H. Easterling and J. O. Pantall with authorized capital stock of not less than $50,000 and not more than $150,000. Easterling transferred the property to O. L. Benway, one of Denkmann's associates, on May 18, 1904, and in turn, Benway transferred them to the Pine Lumber Company on October 1, 1905. 

The company went out of business about February 1910.



















ROSTER by Gil Hoffman: 

?                  0-4-0T             Baldwin                  4591                    4-1879                     28                    9x12

                                  Purchased from C. J. Welch & Co., Mish, MS, on 9-9-02.

Built as North Chicago Rolling Mill Co. "Harry C. Parkes," Chicago, IL; to McInnis & Logan Lumber Co., Mish, MS, in spring of 1901; to C. J. Welch & Co., on 12-17-01.

Baldwin class 4-11 C 42


?                  4-6-0               Baldwin                  3386                    8-1873                     56                    18x22         

                                 Purchased from W. B. Seymour, Hattiesburg, MS (dealer).

Built as Central Railroad of New Jersey #289, renumb. #825 in 6-1903; to J. E. Bowen, Norfolk, VA. (dealer); to W. B. Seymour, in 8-1906.

Sold to New Orleans, Natalbany & Natchez Ry. #8, Natalbany, LA, by 5-1912.

Baldwin class 10-30 D 25






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