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Re: [southeastrrhistory] Filer & Stowell Locomotives

Donnie Hensley
 

Allen
Filer & Stowell is still in business (and for sale as the owner wants to retire), here is a link to their website and plans for an 0-6-0.
Might be possible they have sales records still available?

The photo is in Steam & Thunder in the Timber by Koch, but is listed as unknown location.
No record of this company in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina & Alabama records I have.
The second smaller cylinder is the steam brake, used for stopping the locomotive and hopefully the no brake logging cars behind it!
Have not seen a Filer & Stowell roster, nor have I seen a company in Florida or Georgia received one.
Southern Iron & Equipment, Georgia Car & Locomotive and Birmingham Rail & Locomotive never had one cross their path.
Very rare. 
Steam & Thunder had two photos, both by the company photographer, one showing the unknown location engine, the other an engine under construction back at the shops.

Don

 
Donald R. Hensley, Jr.
277 S Washington St
Waynesburg. PA 15370
724-627-3880
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History:
www.taplines.net
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From: RAILDATA
To: southeastrrhistory@...
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:14 PM
Subject: [southeastrrhistory] Filer & Stowell Locomotives

 
Hi All,

Recently saw a photo of a Filer & Stowell loco built for a SF McCary. It was definitely in the SE due to the Longleaf Pines in the background.

Can anyone identify this logger and areas of operation? Does anyone have a list of F&S locos built & customers?

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

Allen Stanley
Greer, SC



Re: Filer & Stowell Locos

Bill Donahue
 

Filer & Stowell was a machinery manufacturer. A lot of their business was firefighting equipment. If you can remember them, there used to be fire alarm gongs high on the utside walls of buildings made by F&S. TheThere also used to be 'Siamese Connections' for fire hoses on the outsides of buildings, used to connect a fire engines' hoses to the sprinkler system inside. F&S also made Davenport locomotives. They also made Corliss steam engines, boilers, and sawmill equipment. The JW McWilliams/ Dowling & Camp Lumber Company in Slater, Fl used equipment made by F&S. I read once that they had a Davenport switch engine but I have never seen any more about it. I suspect F&S sold steam locos under their name and internal combustiopn locos under the Davenport name. Check "The Narrow Gauge Short Line Gazette " for back issues with drawings of F&S locos. Bill

--- In southeastforestindustrymodeling@..., "RAILDATA" <raildata@...> wrote:

Hi All,

Recently saw a photo of a Filer & Stowell loco built for a SF McCary. It was definitely in the SE due to the Longleaf Pines in the background.

Can anyone identify this logger and areas of operation? Does anyone have a list of F&S locos built & customers?

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

Allen Stanley
Greer, SC

Inspiring Website

Douglas Anderson
 

Rentz Lumber Co. and the Ocala Northern RR is up on Taplines

Donnie Hensley
 

Rentz Lumber Co. and the Ocala Northern RR
 is up on Taplines after a year and a quarter wait!
I'm sure getting slow in my old age!
Here is the link:

I'll tackle the Rodman Lumber Co./Ocklawaha Valley RR next,
hopefully it wont take as long.

Hope ya'll had a Happy Thanksgiving!
Don 
 
Donald R. Hensley, Jr.
277 S Washington St
Waynesburg. PA 15370
724-627-3880
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History:
www.taplines.net
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Sci-Fi channel program

cainh6691
 

OK guys,

Lets all put on our thinking caps and see if we can solve this one.
I was watching Sci-Fi Channel, something I rarely watch. However, because of the guide listing lumbering and railroad I decided to see what was to offer.
It was a bunch of guys that went to an abandoned lumber mill and searched for ghosts.
The mill site had an abandoned railroad depot, an equally abandoned enginehouse with two or three locomotives still in the bldg. There was a bldg where slash and chips were stored, a log loader of some type that had not been used in many, many years.
An air horn signified a current rail line nearby. No idea of who though.
The ghost hunters did indicate that this mill was used to cut long-leaf pines into lumber.
Anyone out there have any ideas of where this was filmed ?
Hugh

Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] Sci-Fi channel program

Tony Howe
 

Maybe the old Crowell mill (Southeast Forest Heritage Museum) at Long Leaf, Louisiana?

Tony Howe


On Apr 25, 2013, at 12:01 PM, "cainh6691" <cainh6691@...> wrote:

 

OK guys,

Lets all put on our thinking caps and see if we can solve this one.
I was watching Sci-Fi Channel, something I rarely watch. However, because of the guide listing lumbering and railroad I decided to see what was to offer.
It was a bunch of guys that went to an abandoned lumber mill and searched for ghosts.
The mill site had an abandoned railroad depot, an equally abandoned enginehouse with two or three locomotives still in the bldg. There was a bldg where slash and chips were stored, a log loader of some type that had not been used in many, many years.
An air horn signified a current rail line nearby. No idea of who though.
The ghost hunters did indicate that this mill was used to cut long-leaf pines into lumber.
Anyone out there have any ideas of where this was filmed ?
Hugh

Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] Sci-Fi channel program

bill davis <billcheri72@...>
 

It's not Crowell. I was there in 2010 and it is different them describe here.
What was the show & episode. Maybe it can be seen on line through Hulu or You tube.
BILL



From: Tony Howe
To: "southeastforestindustrymodeling@..."
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] Sci-Fi channel program

 
Maybe the old Crowell mill (Southeast Forest Heritage Museum) at Long Leaf, Louisiana?

Tony Howe

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 25, 2013, at 12:01 PM, "cainh6691" <cainh6691@...> wrote:

 
OK guys,

Lets all put on our thinking caps and see if we can solve this one.
I was watching Sci-Fi Channel, something I rarely watch. However, because of the guide listing lumbering and railroad I decided to see what was to offer.
It was a bunch of guys that went to an abandoned lumber mill and searched for ghosts.
The mill site had an abandoned railroad depot, an equally abandoned enginehouse with two or three locomotives still in the bldg. There was a bldg where slash and chips were stored, a log loader of some type that had not been used in many, many years.
An air horn signified a current rail line nearby. No idea of who though.
The ghost hunters did indicate that this mill was used to cut long-leaf pines into lumber.
Anyone out there have any ideas of where this was filmed ?
Hugh



My New Book Release - Some rare Florida history

bobissouthern@...
 

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Modern Rails Decals

Bill Donahue
 

I just found a decal manufacturer I have never heard of before, named Modern Rails Decals.  They make decals for a lot of southeastern roadnames, including 5 different sets for the Charlotte Harbor & Northern steam locos! They print decals to order, most sets are $6, and they have a minimum order of $20.  I will let you know more when I order some.  Bill Donahue

Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] Modern Rails Decals

case.rusty
 

Thanks for the info, checked out their site - lots of great stuff!

Sent from Rusty Case's iPhone

On Nov 3, 2014, at 16:06, "BillyDee53@... [southeastforestindustrymodeling]" <southeastforestindustrymodeling@...> wrote:

 

I just found a decal manufacturer I have never heard of before, named Modern Rails Decals.  They make decals for a lot of southeastern roadnames, including 5 different sets for the Charlotte Harbor & Northern steam locos! They print decals to order, most sets are $6, and they have a minimum order of $20.  I will let you know more when I order some.  Bill Donahue

Taplines has been updated with the Ocklawaha Valley & Rodman Lumber Co.

Donnie Hensley
 

While most peoples weekends are on Saturday & Sunday, my weekends lately have fallen on Wednesday & Thursday. It was a busy weekend for me, I wrote and edited the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Southeast Chapter's newsletter featuring the Mammoth Cave Railroad and put the finishing touches on my Taplines web site with the Ocklawaha Valley RR & Rodman Lumber Co. update. I redesign the home page in hopes of making it easier to navigate for smart phones. And to make it easier for me to update regularly. I have a large backlog of articles waiting for publication, so hopefully I can now easily make my updates. Future stories will feature the Lorama RR (P&H), Mount Mitchell RR and Graham County RR. 

The direct link is


Please let me know if there is any broken links.

Don
 
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 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History

Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] Taplines has been updated with the Ocklawaha Valley & Rodman Lumber Co.

Mark Lewis
 

Don:

Everything looks good and links work for me. Good job!

Mark Lewis
Stony Point, NC

On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 1:14 AM, Don Hensley donnie@... [southeastforestindustrymodeling] <southeastforestindustrymodeling@...> wrote:
 

While most peoples weekends are on Saturday & Sunday, my weekends lately have fallen on Wednesday & Thursday. It was a busy weekend for me, I wrote and edited the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Southeast Chapter's newsletter featuring the Mammoth Cave Railroad and put the finishing touches on my Taplines web site with the Ocklawaha Valley RR & Rodman Lumber Co. update. I redesign the home page in hopes of making it easier to navigate for smart phones. And to make it easier for me to update regularly. I have a large backlog of articles waiting for publication, so hopefully I can now easily make my updates. Future stories will feature the Lorama RR (P&H), Mount Mitchell RR and Graham County RR. 

The direct link is

 
 
image
 
 
 
 
 
Ocklawaha Valley RR
The Ocklawaha Valley Railroad and The Rodman Lumber Company By Donald R. Hensley, Jr.
Preview by Yahoo
 

Please let me know if there is any broken links.

Don
 
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Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     2680 1st Street
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History


Taplines has been updated - Martel Lumber Company and the Ocala Southwestern Railroad

Donnie Hensley
 

Taplines has been updated - Martel Lumber Company and the Ocala Southwestern Railroad 
The direct link is here:


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Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     2680 1st Street
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History

Books

Steven Holding
 

Santa Claus brought a present a couple days late
"Forest Rails"  Georgia-Pacific's Railroads by Russell Tedder
Covers them all even out to the left coast and even up to Maine
VERY nice photo coverage and rosters
Steve in SC


Taplines has been updated

Donnie Hensley
 

Good News Everybody,

Taplines has been updated.
The story of the Pennsboro & Harrisville RR
and Lorama RR of Ritchie County, WV

And

Russell Tedder has published his new book "Forest Rails"
on the Railroads of the Georgia Pacific Company.
Details here:

Thank You 
Don
 
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Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     2680 1st Street
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History

Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] Taplines has been updated

Steven Holding
 

Don
Thank you for all the work you do to keep this group alive.  I have been reading up on logging roads and it is very interesting.  IF you guys have not gotten the Forest Rails book it is a very good read and I have just started it.
Anyone going to the Jacksonville Show next weekend??  I will be there helping a friend.
Steve in SC


On Thursday, February 2, 2017 11:53 PM, "Don Hensley donnie@... [southeastforestindustrymodeling]" wrote:


 
Good News Everybody,

Taplines has been updated.
The story of the Pennsboro & Harrisville RR
and Lorama RR of Ritchie County, WV

And

Russell Tedder has published his new book "Forest Rails"
on the Railroads of the Georgia Pacific Company.
Details here:

Thank You 
Don
 
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Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     2680 1st Street
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History


ABERDEEN & ROCKFISH RR 125th Anniversary

Donnie Hensley
 

Now on Taplines:



Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Celebrates 
125 Years of Bringing Industry 
to North Carolina’s Sandhills

With Only 50 Miles of Track, A&R Keeps Rolling Thanks to Consistent Family Ownership, Adaptability
Aberdeen & Rockfish HQ building and engine (1904)
A&R Railroad Co. Collection
ABERDEEN, N.C. (April 7, 2017)  - A&R PRESS RELEASE
        Surviving wars, depressions and an off- the-beaten-track location, family-owned Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Co. has kept rail service rolling and attracted industry to North Carolina’s Sandhills region for 125 years.

See Taplines for more!

Don 
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Taplines...o o o o Don Hensley
       _____     ()     2680 1st Street
 __===  ]OO|_n_n_][.    Bartow, Fla 33830
[_____]_|__|_______)<   photos@...
 oo oo    o  OOO-=o\\_  www.taplines.net
SE Shortline, Industrial & Narrow Gauge History

Re: You have been added to SEForestIndustryRRModeling@groups.io

A&Y Dave in MD
 

Thank you for moving the list!

Question: anyone have copies of John B. Allen's pulpwood industry photos with copyrights to publish?  I have a clinic on building loads for HO scale pulp racks and may want to convert to article for hobby magazines. 

I haven't caught up with Mac Connery in Durham, but I bet he only has copy negatives anyway.

Thanks again.

Dave

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Taplines website has been updated with the Mount Mitchell RR - Land of the Sky

taplines
 

Taplines website has been updated with the Mount Mitchell RR - Land of the Sky
http://www.taplines.net/mountmitchell/mmrr.html

Enjoy
Don

Re: Taplines website has been updated with the Mount Mitchell RR - Land of the Sky

"frankval6926@gmail.com
 

Hey Don. Do you know if anyone makes ho scale models of something that looks like those excursion cars. ??
Thanks, Frank.


On Apr 12, 2018 2:45 PM, "taplines" <photos@...> wrote:
Taplines website has been updated with the Mount Mitchell RR - Land of the Sky
http://www.taplines.net/mountmitchell/mmrr.html

Enjoy
Don