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
Proud Crew of Engine 6
This photo shows Joe Pollard, the proud engineer of Temple Lumber Company Engine 6, who poses at the front of the locomotive (holding the oil can) with his son Glenn and engine crew at Pineland, Texas in about 1909. According to the 1910 Sabine County census, Pollard was a 27 year old locomotive engineer living with his 24 year old wife Flora and 4 children: daughter Lulline, age 9; son Glenn, age 6; daughter Hazel, age 3; and son Joseph, age 2 months. Engine 6, a 38-ton 2-6-0 class, was formerly a Texas South-Eastern Railroad locomotive, built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in December 1905.