The History Center uses exhibits, both on-site and on-line, to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs.
East Texas Railroad Photograph Selections
Temple Lumber Company Engine 17
Engine 17 and crew pause with a loaded log train for a photographer at Pineland in about 1930. The 72-ton 2-8-2 Mikado type engine with 44-inch drivers was built by Baldwin in February 1915, and it was scrapped about 1963. It was photographed in 1962 at Temco by R. W. Keeling of Houston. Temco was a railroad siding on the Santa Fe lines at Evadale, Texas, and was also the connection with the Temple Lumber Company logging railroad. For more photos of Engine 17, see page 39 of our 2011 issue of the Pine Bough Magazine.