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
Southern Pine Lumber Company Engine 1007
Photographer Fred Springer made this photo in July 1963 at Pineland, Texas. Texas South-Eastern Railroad purchased Engine 1007 from the St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt) in March earlier that year for $10,000, repainting it white, light yellow, and forest green and in Southern Pine Lumber Company livery. The 120-ton 1944 Baldwin VO-1000 locomotive first served Southern Pine Lumber Company's Pineland mills, then returned to Diboll a few years later where it regularly operated until early 2006, when it was replaced by Texas South-Eastern Railroad's 2005-acquired 1966 EMD SW-1500 Engine 937.