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
Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 22
TS-E Engine 22 pulls newly painted TS-E boxcars at Diboll in about 1979. TS-E purchased the 70-ton General Electric locomotive new in 1956, and initially used it by day to pull the Diboll log train and by night to operate the Lufkin train. TS-E then placed Engine 22 in service over the rails of the Texas State Railroad, during TS-E's lease of the 33-mile line between Rusk and Palestine between November 1, 1962 and December 31, 1969. More than a quarter of a century later, TS-E donated Engine 22 to the Texas State Railroad State Historical Park in September 1996; it was the third locomotive TS-E and its Temple interests donated to the State Railroad, the others being State Nos. 300 (an 83-ton 1917 Baldwin 2-8-0) and 1 (a 45-ton 1947 General Electric diesel), both in 1972. Engine 22 was the only diesel-electric locomotive TS-E purchased new.