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
1966 Texas South-Eastern Railroad passenger train
Although Texas South-Eastern Railroad discontinued regular passenger service in 1942, management decided to run weekend excursion trains during the falls of 1966 and 1968 as part of Diboll Day community fundraising efforts. TS-E Baldwin diesel-electric locomotives pulled former Frisco coaches and former Kansas City Southern observation car No. 99 in round trip excursions between Diboll and Lufkin from early September to early October of each year. Here, TS-E Engine 1008, a former Cotton Belt 1944 Baldwin VO-1000, stages its train at TS-E's Diboll depot and offices in 1966. TS-E Engine 1007, a sister to 1008, pulled the tourist trains in 1968 (see previous photo).