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Springer, Fred M., Collection of East Texas Railroad Photographs

Fred M. Springer was an engineer for Mobil Pipe Line Company and a lifelong railroad and photography enthusiast. This collection consists of 53 8x10 black and white prints created from Springer's original negatives, showing steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, and freight cars of the Southern Pine Lumber Company and Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company, as well as railroad stations in Diboll, Burke, and Palestine.


MC&SA Engine 6 turntabe at Moscow, 1956

MC&SA Engine 6 Wood Combine Moscow, 1956

Burke Depot Mail Shed, 1948

Burke Depot Mail Shed 2, 1948

Palestine Texas State Railroad Depot, 1963

Southern Pine Lumber Company Engine 1, 1963

Southern Pine Lumber Company Engine 28, 1963

Southern Pine Lumber Company Engine 1007, 1963

Burke Mail Shed, 1948

Burke Mail Shed, 1948

Burke railroad mail shed on the tracks of the Texas & New Orleans Railroad (Southern Pacific), 1948. Original station was built c. 1881, and it is unclear when this structure replaced it.  Passenger service to Burke ceased in 1955 and the station was razed shortly thereafter.

Burke Mail Shed, 1948

Burke Mail Shed, 1948

Backside view of the Burke railroad mail shed on the tracks of the Texas & New Orleans Railroad (Southern Pacific), 1948.

Texas South Eastern Railroad Depot, 1948

Texas South Eastern Railroad Depot, 1948

A photograph of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company Depot, Diboll, TX 1948. The building was constructed c. 1909 and expanded in 1927. The TSE ceased passenger service in 1942, and the depot was torn down c. 1949 after a new TSE office was built adjacent to the south that same year.

Texas South Eastern Railroad Car Shops, 1948

Texas South Eastern Railroad Car Shops, 1948

Texas South-Eastern Railroad Car Shops with wooden ladder, Diboll, TX 1918

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