This Ten Wheeler type (4-6-0) locomotive was built as #11 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA, in 1907 for the Morelia & Tacambaro Railway Company at Guanajunto, Mexico. It was later sold to the Southern Lumber Company in Warren, AR, where it was renumbered #123 and appears to have worked on the Warren & Ouichita Valley Railway, jointly owned by the Southern Lumber Company and Arkansas Lumber Company. The W&OV was incorporated in 1899 and connected with the Iron Mountain at Warren, AR, and extended westward about 16 miles to Banks, AR, where it connected with the Rock Island. #123 made trips between Warren and Banks.
An oil burner weighing 112,000 lbs, 85,000 lbs on its 54” drivers, #123 has 18” x 24” cylinders. Operating at 150 psi, it delivered 18,288 lbs tractive effort.
In November 1955, Southern Lumber and the Warren Kiwanis Club moved #123 to the City Park, painted it black with "Southern Lumber Company" and "123" lettered in yellow on its side. At one point, it was repainted bright red but has since returned to its original black. The restored locomotive was dedicated on Friday, 15th June 2012.
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