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
Color Photo of TSE Engine 1008, Baldwin VO-1000
This is a September 1966 photo of a staged "outlaw and bandit hold-up" of a tourist train in Diboll, pulled by Texas Southeastern Railroad's Engine 1008, a 1944 Baldwin VO-1000 diesel electric locomotive. The event was part of a Diboll Days fundraising event, in which tourist passenger trains were run between Diboll and Lufkin in September and October 1966. Similar trains were run during Diboll Days of 1968 also. The photo shows the white, yellow, and forest green tri-color paint scheme of TSE's diesel-electric engines during the early and middle 1960's. Engineer Jim Shurley leans out of the cab, while General Manager George Hone leans on the guard rail.