The History Center uses exhibits, both on-site and on-line, to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs.
American Lumberman Photograph Exhibit
No 3 and Box Car Train 1903
A Day's Shipment from Diboll, 1903. Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 3 (an 1897 Baldwin 51-ton Mogul) and crew pose with a train of lumber-laden box cars at Diboll. Note the split wood fuel in the tender and the brakemen on the wooden car tops. By 1907 Diboll shipped about 4,000 cars of lumber annually, most of which traveled over Texas South-Eastern rails to nearby Lufkin for delivery to the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, better known as the Cotton Belt Route.