This is one of three wood burning Mogul type (2-6-0) locomotives (#1-#3) built in 1906 for the Shreveport, Houston & Gulf Railroad in Manning, TX, by Burnham, Williams & Co., an early incarnation of the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA.
The SH&G was a short line located in Angelina County, TX, founded in 1906 to build from Prestridge, on the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad, to Houston. By 1909, only nine miles had been completed from Prestridge to Manning where the Carter-Kelly Lumber Company had a sawmill, but the line was never extended beyond that point. After the local lumber was exhausted in 1935, the SH&G kept up passenger and mail services until the end of 1936. The line was idle in 1937 and abandoned early in 1938. All three engines were then employed by the W. T. Carter & Brothers Lumber Company.
#1 and #2 were purchased by the Grigsby Foundation, which ran #1 on the Scott & Bearskin Lake Railroad, a tourist line based in Scott, AR. #1 was sold to the tourist line, the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway in 1978 when the S&BL was closed down.
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#2 was leased to First Reader Company Limited in 1978 to operate on the common carrier Reader Railroad. #3 was donated to the Texas Forestry Association in 1970 and put on display at Lufkin.
#3 weighs 75,000 lbs, 64,000 lbs on its 48” drivers with an 18’ 10” engine wheelbase and 12’ driver wheelbase. With, Stephenson valve gear, 15” x 20” cylinders an 11.68 sq ft grate and 85.5 sq ft firebox, total heating surface is 801 sq ft. Operating at a boiler pressure of 180 psi, it delivered 15,778 lbs tractive effort. At some point, #3 was converted to burn oil and lost its cabbage stack.
The tender weighs 50,000 lbs light and has a capacity of 2,500 gallons of water.
#3 is on display with an American Hoist and Derrick Steam Log loader built for Carter-Kelley in 1907, a logging car, Angelina & Neches River Railroad Caboose #99 and various pieces of logging equipment.