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Narrow Trak 06 convention

Frank Pearsall
 

For those of you that have sent in your registration forms, THANK
YOU! Next week it happens, so please get them back in here. Otherwise,

Announcing...

On Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, 2006 you’re invited to
gather at Silvermont Mansion in Brevard, North Carolina for Narrow
Trak 06. This annual convention will feature camaraderie, seminars,
manufacturer displays, operating modules, popular-vote model contest
and Saturday night entertainment.

Seminars, as usual will feature a mix of prototype and modeling.
Some of our presenters and the subject include:

•Jerry Ledford, The narrow gauge logging railroads of the Champion
Fibre Company in Western North Carolina, 1908-1947

•Ben Bartlett, Scratch building Dickey Road Underpass

•Noll Horan-MMR, Scratch building trees

•Frank Pearsall-NCRM, Sanborn fire insurance maps

•Tom Yorke, making resin look like wood or metal

The popular-vote model contest will consist of:

•Motive power

•Rolling stock

•Structure

•Diorama

•The coveted Beloved Founder Award

Our Saturday night, October 14th, we’ll have Roy Chapman and his
group, True Blue Grass (with special guest, Clarence Brown) perform
exclusively for us. If you’ve never heard bluegrass, you’re in for a
treat. If you already love bluegrass music, you’re gonna hear music
in the finest Bill Monroe tradition.

For those of you that already have your registration forms, get them
in here! We need to know how many dancing girls to hire.

Shown below is the individual registration form and a list of bed
and breakfast/motels. For other information, contact:

Narrow Trak 06
1004 Old Hendersonville Hwy., Ste 104
Brevard, NC 28712-3120

Hotels and Motels

Greystone Inn, 200 Greystone Ln., Lake Toxaway, NC 28747-8560
1-800 824-5766, 828 966-4700, www.greystoneinn.com

Hampton Inn, 800 Forest Gate Center, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-7734
1-800 426-7866, 828 883-4800, www.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn Express, 1570 Asheville Hwy., Brevard, NC 28712-7584
1-800 465-4329, 828 862-8900, www.holiday-inn.com

Imperial Motor Lodge, 950 Asheville Hwy., Brevard, NC 28712-3004
1-800 869-3335, 828 884-2887, www.imperialmotorlodge.com

Sunset Motel, 415 S. Broad St., Brevard, NC 28712-4009
828 884-9106

The below are at the Asheville Airport
(about 20 miles From Silvermont Mansion)

Budget Motels, 1-877 779-7070, www.budgethotels.com
Comfort Inn, 1-877 424-6423, www.comfortinn.com
Days Inn, 1-800 329-7466, www.daysinn.com
Econo Lodge, 1-877 424-6423, www.econolodge.com
Hampton Inn, 1-800 426-7866, www.hamptoninn.com
Holiday Inn, 1-866 655-4669, www.holiday-inn.com

Narrow Trak 06
Bed and Breakfasts

Angelique Inn, 408 S. Caldwell St., Brevard, NC 28712-3904
828 883-4105, www.angeliqueinn.com

Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast, 400 Barclay Rd., Brevard, NC 28712-9741
828 862-3540

Inn at Brevard, 410 E. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712-3837
828 884-2105, www.innatbrevard.8m.com

Keys Falls Inn, 151 Everett Rd., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-8621
828 884-7559

Mountain Air Bed & Breakfast, 300 W. Probart St., Brevard, NC
28712-3618
www.mtnairbedandbreakfast.com

My Someday, 6112 Greenville Hwy., Brevard, NC 28712-7536
828 883-9616

The Red House Inn, 412 W. Probart St., Brevard, NC 28712-3620
828 884-9349, www.brevardnc.com

Womble Inn, 301 W. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712-3609
828 884-4770, www.thewombleinn.com



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Narrow Trak 06 Individual Registration form

Your name:____________________________________

Spouse’s name:________________________________

Address:______________________________________

City, St, Zip:________________________________

Phone number:(_________)______________________

E-mail:_______________________________________

Primary scale:________________________________

Your registration @$20.00:__________

Spouse registration @$12.00:__________

Children over 12 @$5.00:__________

One-hour “Just-looking” rate @$5.00________

Total:__________

Make check payable to Frank A. Pearsall

fine print notice: there will not be individual selling of any
products, goods or services at silvermont mansion to include the
interior, exterior or grounds.
Narrow Trak 06 will be held on Friday, October 13, 2006, from 2 p.m.
to 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 14, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m at
the Silvermont Mansion, East Main Street, Brevard, N.C. For further
information, contact:

Narrow Trak 06
1004 Old Hendersonville Hwy., Ste 104
Brevard, NC 28712-3120
or E-mail,narrowtrak@...




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Building Logging Railroads in the Appalachian Hardwood Region

Joe Bartolini <jbart@...>
 

"Building Logging Railroads in the Appalachian Hardwood Region" is a two
page article with photographs that appeared in the W.M. Ritter Logging
Company' publication the Hardwood Bark in 1925. The article, by the
company's chief engineer, briefly describes the construction of logging
lines in the mountains.
http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/JoeBartolini/HARDWOOD%20BARK%201925-RAI
LROAD%201.jpg

http://1stclass.mylargescale.com/JoeBartolini/HARDWOOD%20BARK%201925-RAI
LROAD%202.jpg

Joe

Joe Bartolini
West Columbia, SC
http://bartoliniville.us/scrr

Narrow Trak 06 announcement

Frank Pearsall
 

For those of you that have your registration forms, please get them
back in. Otherwise,

Announcing...

On Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, 2006 you’re invited to
gather at Silvermont Mansion in Brevard, North Carolina for Narrow
Trak 06. This annual convention will feature camaraderie, seminars,
manufacturer displays, operating modules, popular-vote model contest
and Saturday night entertainment.

Seminars, as usual will feature a mix of prototype and modeling.
Some of our presenters and the subject include:

•Jerry Ledford, The narrow gauge logging railroads of the Champion
Fibre Company in Western North Carolina, 1908-1947

•Ben Bartlett, Scratch building a SR&RL bridge.

•Noll Horan, MMR, Scratch building trees

•Frank Pearsall, NCRM, Sanborn fire insurance maps

The popular-vote model contest will consist of:

•Motive power
•Rolling stock
•Structure
•Diorama
•The coveted Beloved Founder Award

Our Saturday night, October 14th, we’ll have Roy Chapman and his
group, True Blue Grass (with special guest, Clarence Brown) perform
exclusively for us. If you’ve never heard bluegrass, you’re in for a
treat. If you already love bluegrass music, you’re gonna hear music
in the finest Bill Monroe tradition.

For those of you that already have your registration forms, get them
in here! We need to know how many dancing girls to hire.

Shown below is the individual registration form and a list of bed
and breakfast/motels. For other information, contact:

Narrow Trak 06
1004 Old Hendersonville Hwy., Ste 104
Brevard, NC 28712-3120

Hotels and Motels

Greystone Inn, 200 Greystone Ln., Lake Toxaway, NC 28747-8560
1-800 824-5766, 828 966-4700, www.greystoneinn.com

Hampton Inn, 800 Forest Gate Center, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-7734
1-800 426-7866, 828 883-4800, www.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn Express, 1570 Asheville Hwy., Brevard, NC 28712-7584
1-800 465-4329, 828 862-8900, www.holiday-inn.com

Imperial Motor Lodge, 950 Asheville Hwy., Brevard, NC 28712-3004
1-800 869-3335, 828 884-2887, www.imperialmotorlodge.com

Sunset Motel, 415 S. Broad St., Brevard, NC 28712-4009
828 884-9106

The below are at the Asheville Airport
(about 20 miles From Silvermont Mansion)

Budget Motels, 1-877 779-7070, www.budgethotels.com
Comfort Inn, 1-877 424-6423, www.comfortinn.com
Days Inn, 1-800 329-7466, www.daysinn.com
Econo Lodge, 1-877 424-6423, www.econolodge.com
Hampton Inn, 1-800 426-7866, www.hamptoninn.com
Holiday Inn, 1-866 655-4669, www.holiday-inn.com

Narrow Trak 06
Bed and Breakfasts

Angelique Inn, 408 S. Caldwell St., Brevard, NC 28712-3904
828 883-4105, www.angeliqueinn.com

Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast, 400 Barclay Rd., Brevard, NC 28712-9741
828 862-3540

Inn at Brevard, 410 E. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712-3837
828 884-2105, www.innatbrevard.8m.com

Keys Falls Inn, 151 Everett Rd., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-8621
828 884-7559

Mountain Air Bed & Breakfast, 300 W. Probart St., Brevard, NC
28712-3618
www.mtnairbedandbreakfast.com

My Someday, 6112 Greenville Hwy., Brevard, NC 28712-7536
828 883-9616

The Red House Inn, 412 W. Probart St., Brevard, NC 28712-3620
828 884-9349, www.brevardnc.com

Womble Inn, 301 W. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712-3609
828 884-4770, www.thewombleinn.com



Non-fancy Narrow Trak 06 Individual Registration form

Your name:____________________________________

Spouse’s name:________________________________

Address:______________________________________

City, St, Zip:________________________________

Phone number:(_________)______________________

E-mail:_______________________________________

Primary scale:________________________________

Your registration @$20.00:__________

Spouse registration @$12.00:__________

Children over 12 @$5.00:__________

One-hour “Just-looking” rate @$5.00________

Total:__________

Make check payable to Frank A. Pearsall

Narrow Trak 06 will be held on Friday, October 13, 2006, from 2 p.m.
to 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 14, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m at
the Silvermont Mansion, East Main Street, Brevard, N.C. For further
information, contact:

Narrow Trak 06
1004 Old Hendersonville Hwy., Ste 104
Brevard, NC 28712-3120
or E-mail,narrowtrak@...

Fine print notice: there will not be individual selling of any
products, goods or services at Silvermont Mansion to include the
interior, exterior or grounds. There will be a literature table for
non-commercial use.

Frank Pearsall
Brevard, N.C.
Less than 45 days until Narrow Trak 06 (October 13, 14)





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Charlotte Harbor & Northern RR Part 1 is now up

Donnie Hensley <taplines@...>
 

Charlotte Harbor & Northern RR Part 1 is now up!
http://taplines.net/092006/chn01
Part 1 covers the Peace River Mining Co. and its railroads.
A lot of images so it will be slow loading, but hopefully worth it.
Please let me know about any problems that may crop up, like missing images or miss-spellings.
The tentative monthly schedule for Tap Lines for 2006 is as follows:
Oct.) CH&N Part 2 - The CH&N Ry
Nov) CH&N Part 3- The East & West Coast Ry and Logging Railroads along the CH&N and E&WC.
Dec) Trans Florida Central

Thanks
Don


--
Donald R. Hensley, Jr.
Photographer & Historian
Tap Lines Shortline & Industrial RR Photographic Collection
Specializing in Florida & Georgia Research and Photographs
277 S Washington St
Waynesburg, PA 15370
web page at : www.taplines.net
email at : taplines@...
phone number : 724-627-3880
eBay Store at http://stores.ebay.com/Tap-Lines-Railroad-Photography

News Groups Located at:
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/southeastrrhistory
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FlaRRHistory
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GaRRHistory
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/floridacitrusindustrymodeling
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southeastforestindustrymodeling
http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/steamlocorosters

National Narrow Gauge Convention Survey

Frank Pearsall
 

Good morning:

Over the past several years, there has always been much lively discussion about the National Narrow Gauge Convention (NNGC). So, I have some questions. This is a straight-up survey. I have tried to make the questions objective as possible.

Where should the NNGC be held every year?

West of the Mississippi
East of the Mississippi
Move around to different areas of the U.S.A.

If a NNGC were held in Canada, would you attend?

At the present, the NNGC is set up:

Wednesday - check in during the day. Enter contest models. Trade show opens in the evening.

Thursday a.m. - trade show, clinics, model contest

Thursday afternoon - free

Thursday evening - trade show, clinics, model contest

Friday - same process

Saturday a.m. - trade show, clinics

Saturday afternoon - free

Saturday evening - host committee housekeeping speeches, awards presentations, selection of future convention, Charlie Getz speech.

If you could change this format, what would be the ONE most important thing you would change?

What would be the next thing (if any) you would change?

Out of the 26 NNGCs, how many have you attended?

If you have been to less than five NNGCs, what would have to change for you to attend more of them?

If you have never been to a NNGC, what would have to change for you to attend?

END OF SURVEY. SURVEY WILL CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2006.

You can reply to me privately or on the open list. After I've gathered up all the answers, I'll post them.

If you want to make OTHER editorial comments, please do so in a separate message with a subject line of: "NNGC convention survey editorial comments".

Finally nothing nasty, cynical, sarcastic, silly or whatever here. Honest. I really want to know what people think. I want to post the results which will achieve two things:

Future convention committees will get to see the results.

Then, we can have some lively discussions (to include nasty, cynical, sarcastic, silly or whatever comments)

Frank A. Pearsall
Brevard, N.C.
Less than 45 days until Narrow Trak 06 (October 13, 14)

Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] New Guy and Recommended Reading

Frank Pearsall
 

Frank:

Here's all the material on our Narrow Trak convention here in October.

Frank

For those of you that have your registration forms, please get them
back in. Otherwise,

Announcing...

On Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14, 2006 you’re invited to
gather at Silvermont Mansion in Brevard, North Carolina for Narrow
Trak 06. This annual convention will feature camaraderie, seminars,
manufacturer displays, operating modules, popular-vote model contest
and Saturday night entertainment.

Seminars, as usual will feature a mix of prototype and modeling.
Some of our presenters and the subject include:

•Jerry Ledford, The narrow gauge logging railroads of the Champion
Fibre Company in Western North Carolina, 1908-1947

•Ben Bartlett, Scratch building a SR&RL bridge.

•Noll Horan, MMR, Scratch building trees

The popular-vote model contest will consist of:

•Motive power
•Rolling stock
•Structure
•Diorama
•The coveted Beloved Founder Award

Our Saturday night, October 14th, we’ll have Roy Chapman and his
group, True Blue Grass (with special guest, Clarence Brown) perform
exclusively for us. If you’ve never heard bluegrass, you’re in for a
treat. If you already love bluegrass music, you’re gonna hear music
in the finest Bill Monroe tradition.

For those of you that already have your registration forms, get them
in here! We need to know how many dancing girls to hire.

Shown below is the individual registration form and a list of bed
and breakfast/motels. For other information, contact:

Narrow Trak 06
1004 Old Hendersonville Hwy., Ste 104
Brevard, NC 28712-3120

Hotels and Motels

Greystone Inn, 200 Greystone Ln., Lake Toxaway, NC 28747-8560
1-800 824-5766, 828 966-4700, www.greystoneinn.com

Hampton Inn, 800 Forest Gate Center, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-7734
1-800 426-7866, 828 883-4800, www.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn Express, 1570 Asheville Hwy., Brevard, NC 28712-7584
1-800 465-4329, 828 862-8900, www.holiday-inn.com

Imperial Motor Lodge, 950 Asheville Hwy., Brevard, NC 28712-3004
1-800 869-3335, 828 884-2887, www.imperialmotorlodge.com

Sunset Motel, 415 S. Broad St., Brevard, NC 28712-4009
828 884-9106

The below are at the Asheville Airport
(about 20 miles From Silvermont Mansion)

Budget Motels, 1-877 779-7070, www.budgethotels.com
Comfort Inn, 1-877 424-6423, www.comfortinn.com
Days Inn, 1-800 329-7466, www.daysinn.com
Econo Lodge, 1-877 424-6423, www.econolodge.com
Hampton Inn, 1-800 426-7866, www.hamptoninn.com
Holiday Inn, 1-866 655-4669, www.holiday-inn.com

Narrow Trak 06
Bed and Breakfasts

Angelique Inn, 408 S. Caldwell St., Brevard, NC 28712-3904
828 883-4105, www.angeliqueinn.com

Chestnut Hill Bed & Breakfast, 400 Barclay Rd., Brevard, NC 28712-9741
828 862-3540

Inn at Brevard, 410 E. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712-3837
828 884-2105, www.innatbrevard.8m.com

Keys Falls Inn, 151 Everett Rd., Pisgah Forest, NC 28768-8621
828 884-7559

Mountain Air Bed & Breakfast, 300 W. Probart St., Brevard, NC
28712-3618
www.mtnairbedandbreakfast.com

My Someday, 6112 Greenville Hwy., Brevard, NC 28712-7536
828 883-9616

The Red House Inn, 412 W. Probart St., Brevard, NC 28712-3620
828 884-9349, www.brevardnc.com

Womble Inn, 301 W. Main St., Brevard, NC 28712-3609
828 884-4770, www.thewombleinn.com



Non-fancy Narrow Trak 06 Individual Registration form

Your name:____________________________________

Spouse’s name:________________________________

Address:______________________________________

City, St, Zip:________________________________

Phone number:(_________)______________________

E-mail:_______________________________________

Primary scale:________________________________

Your registration @$20.00:__________

Spouse registration @$12.00:__________

Children over 12 @$5.00:__________

Total:__________

Make check payable to Frank A. Pearsall

Narrow Trak 06 will be held on Friday, October 13, 2006, from 2 p.m.
to 10 p.m. and Saturday, October 14, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m at
the Silvermont Mansion, East Main Street, Brevard, N.C. For further
information, contact:

Narrow Trak 06
1004 Old Hendersonville Hwy., Ste 104
Brevard, NC 28712-3120
or E-mail,narrowtrak@...

Fine print notice: there will not be individual selling of any
products, goods or services at Silvermont Mansion to include the
interior, exterior or grounds. There will be a literature table for
non-commercial use.

On Aug 30, 2006, at 12:19 PM, Carolyn & Frank Frazier wrote:

Hi Frank - yes, I am currently living in Greensboro but will soon
be moving (back) to New Bern. I have to get back to flat land,
swamps, and black water!

Frank
----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Pearsall
To: southeastforestindustrymodeling@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] New Guy and
Recommended Reading

Hi:

Are you located here in N.C.?

Frank A. Pearsall
Brevard, N.C.

On Aug 29, 2006, at 11:54 AM, Frank Frazier wrote:

Just found and join the group today. I was glad to find a resource
about the area of the country that I am interested in. I soon
will be
constructing an On30 logging line based in what is now the Croatan
National Forest in coastal North Carolina. Logging and turpentine
are
its reason for being. Goods will be hauled to the Trent River and
the
logs will be rafted down stream while the turpentine will be loaded
onto a river boat. Both will be destined for New Bern, NC. My
primary source of info are "Looking for Longleaf" by Lawrence S.
Early
and "Carolina Riverboats and Rivers" by Earl White. A web site
with a
few good photos is www.ncroots.com/Beaufort/pinetowncata.htm.

I would like to thank Don Hensley for this site and for Tap Lines!

Frank Frazier


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Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] New Guy and Recommended Reading

Frank Pearsall
 

Hi:

Are you located here in N.C.?

Frank A. Pearsall
Brevard, N.C.

On Aug 29, 2006, at 11:54 AM, Frank Frazier wrote:

Just found and join the group today. I was glad to find a resource
about the area of the country that I am interested in. I soon will be
constructing an On30 logging line based in what is now the Croatan
National Forest in coastal North Carolina. Logging and turpentine are
its reason for being. Goods will be hauled to the Trent River and the
logs will be rafted down stream while the turpentine will be loaded
onto a river boat. Both will be destined for New Bern, NC. My
primary source of info are "Looking for Longleaf" by Lawrence S. Early
and "Carolina Riverboats and Rivers" by Earl White. A web site with a
few good photos is www.ncroots.com/Beaufort/pinetowncata.htm.

I would like to thank Don Hensley for this site and for Tap Lines!

Frank Frazier


Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] New Guy and Recommended Reading

Carolyn & Frank Frazier <cfrazier12@...>
 

Hi Frank - yes, I am currently living in Greensboro but will soon be moving (back) to New Bern. I have to get back to flat land, swamps, and black water!

Frank

----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Pearsall
To: southeastforestindustrymodeling@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 3:59 PM
Subject: Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] New Guy and Recommended Reading


Hi:

Are you located here in N.C.?

Frank A. Pearsall
Brevard, N.C.

On Aug 29, 2006, at 11:54 AM, Frank Frazier wrote:

> Just found and join the group today. I was glad to find a resource
> about the area of the country that I am interested in. I soon will be
> constructing an On30 logging line based in what is now the Croatan
> National Forest in coastal North Carolina. Logging and turpentine are
> its reason for being. Goods will be hauled to the Trent River and the
> logs will be rafted down stream while the turpentine will be loaded
> onto a river boat. Both will be destined for New Bern, NC. My
> primary source of info are "Looking for Longleaf" by Lawrence S. Early
> and "Carolina Riverboats and Rivers" by Earl White. A web site with a
> few good photos is www.ncroots.com/Beaufort/pinetowncata.htm.
>
> I would like to thank Don Hensley for this site and for Tap Lines!
>
> Frank Frazier
>
>
>

New Guy and Recommended Reading

Frank Frazier <cfrazier12@...>
 

Just found and join the group today. I was glad to find a resource
about the area of the country that I am interested in. I soon will be
constructing an On30 logging line based in what is now the Croatan
National Forest in coastal North Carolina. Logging and turpentine are
its reason for being. Goods will be hauled to the Trent River and the
logs will be rafted down stream while the turpentine will be loaded
onto a river boat. Both will be destined for New Bern, NC. My
primary source of info are "Looking for Longleaf" by Lawrence S. Early
and "Carolina Riverboats and Rivers" by Earl White. A web site with a
few good photos is www.ncroots.com/Beaufort/pinetowncata.htm.

I would like to thank Don Hensley for this site and for Tap Lines!

Frank Frazier

Mc-Gowin-Foshee Lumber Co

tracksorlando
 

From an E-Mail from _southeastrrhistory@...
(mailto:southeastrrhistory@...)
dated 1/15/2006 from Jim Herron

Mcgowin-Foshee Lumber

# 4 2-6-2 Lima 1134 9/10 ex Leavitt Land & Lumber Co. # 3
# 6 2-6-2 Baldwin 53363 7/20 ex Kentucky Lumber Co. # 6
# 102 4-6-0 Baldwin 36629 5/11 ex Andalusia Florida & Gulf # 102

Jim are you having a senior moment?

Terry

Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] McGowin-Foshee Lumber Co (Willow, FL)

tracksorlando
 

Lima 1194 2-6-0 LEBEDJEFF & CO. # 4 was 2 foot gauge as was Lima 1189
LEBEDJEFF & CO # 1 a 0-4-2.
This might help eliminate these as potential McGowin-Foshee units.

Terry

Re: [southeastforestindustrymodeling] McGowin-Foshee Lumber Co (Willow, FL)

Donnie Hensley <taplines@...>
 

_/*Jim
Here are some more possibilities from Southern Iron & Equipment:*/_
__//_
835 2‑6‑0 Lima #1025 1905 17x20 _

Tallulah Falls Lumber Co. #4 /_*(not Tallulah Falls Ry # 4 as the Lima book gives it)*_/

8/6/12 Greenville & Knoxville #12, Greenville, SC

/#11 & coach #7 traded/

Traded back for SI&E #640

SI&E #894

W. R. Pickering Lumber Co. #19


_882 2‑6‑0 Lima #1014 /05 13x18 _

W. C. Wood Lumber Co. #1, Collins, MS


_886 2‑6‑0 Lima #1018 10/05 _

W. C. Wood Lumber Co. #2

12/11/12 Wyatt Lumber Co. #2

Berry‑Reeves Lumber Co. #2

Rocket Fdry & Machine Wks. #1016

GC&L #547

Clancy Logging Co. #2


_894 2‑6‑0 Lima #1025 1905 17x20 _

SI&E #835

Greenville & Knoxville #12

2/1913 W. R. Pickering Lumber Co. #19


_989 2‑6‑2 Lima #1036 /06 16x20 _

Tennessee & North Carolina #2

2/1915 Bond‑Foley Lumber Co., (R. R. Rwy. Co. #2), Bond, KY

SI&E #1972

Carolina & Northeastern #2

/_*From GC&L:

*_/

_513 2‑6‑0 Lima #1‑00r7 7/1906 14x15 30x 74000 180 16000 _

Original owner Wilhamgburg Lbr. Co., Collins, MS

to N.B.Shelby#4, Ellisville, Miiis

to SI&E #867

to Pine ExportCo. #4, Saucier, MS 10/‑&B‑/1912‑,

to GC&L #513

to J. M. Griffin Lbr. Co. #4, Holopaw, FL 3/29/24

Coa1 or wood, ext. Wagontop. $7000.




/*I included all 2-6-0s in case they did renumbered it.
I would suggest contacting Tom Lawson as he has studied McGowin-Foshee intensely for his never to be published Florida Panhandle Logging book.

As a side note J Ray Arnold Lbr Co. at Olustee, Fla owned a Lima 2-6-0, a number 7 that he acquired when he purchased the Goethe-Walling Mill there. Lima 1109 2/10. I have a good picture of it taken in 1933, if you need a photo showing what a small 2-6-0 looked like but she has the cabbage stack.
*/_/*
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J.H. wrote:

I'm interested in locomotives and equipment used at the McGowin-Foshee mill at Willow, FL. Among their historical notes is a Lima engine number 4 which had a straight stack and came from a "northern" company. I believe it was a 2-6-0. Searching the Lima records in Eric Hirsimanki's book "Lima- the history", I found the following 2-6-0's that had a number 4 applied:

Lima # 1025 Tallulah Falls no. 4 (Sold by Tallulah Falls Ry about 1910) but who bought it?

Lima # 1071 Natchez Ball & Shreveport no. 4

Lima # 1115 Chicago Memphis & Gulf no. 4

Lima # 1194 Ledbejeff & Co. no. 4
Can anyone provide histories on any of these locomotives? One of them may be the former Willow engine.

The main locomotive at Willow was a Baldwin 2-6-2 and it was scrapped after the mill shut down.

Also, any other info on the Willow operation would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jim Herron






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McGowin-Foshee Lumber Co (Willow, FL)

Jim Herron
 

I'm interested in locomotives and equipment used at the McGowin-Foshee mill at Willow,
FL. Among their historical notes is a Lima engine number 4 which had a straight stack and
came from a "northern" company. I believe it was a 2-6-0. Searching the Lima records in
Eric Hirsimanki's book "Lima- the history", I found the following 2-6-0's that had a
number 4 applied:

Lima # 1025 Tallulah Falls no. 4 (Sold by Tallulah Falls Ry about 1910) but who bought it?

Lima # 1071 Natchez Ball & Shreveport no. 4

Lima # 1115 Chicago Memphis & Gulf no. 4

Lima # 1194 Ledbejeff & Co. no. 4

Can anyone provide histories on any of these locomotives? One of them may be the former
Willow engine.

The main locomotive at Willow was a Baldwin 2-6-2 and it was scrapped after the mill shut
down.

Also, any other info on the Willow operation would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jim Herron

Two More D&C Paintings

Bill Donahue
 

I went to the Fort Myers Historical Museum this morning. I was
surprised to find two more paintings by Frog Smith on display. The
first is similar to the one at Good Faith Antiques, which I posted
about some time ago. This painting shows loco #10, facing the opposite
direction. The second painting shows #10 pulling what was supposed to
be the last log train, across the Seaboard's Caloosahatchee bridge.
Frog depicts the loco as having a black cab, domes, stack and tender,
with a gray boiler and smokebox. The painting shows the log cars
coupled with roosters...I would have thought they would have to use the
knuckle couplers when on the SAL.

New Files

Bill Donahue
 

I've re-arranged the files and added some for CJ Jones and Lee
Tidewater on the Yahoo page.

Painting of Dowling & Camp Slater Mill

Bill Donahue
 

Go to this website:
http://www.goodfaithantiques.com
and enter item number 317783.
It is a painting of the mill at Slater, done by Frog Smith, back in the
1970s. Frog was an oldtimer who was born in Georgia, moved to north
Florida as a kid, and came to Slater in 1940. He was always employed
as a machinist, fireman or locomtive engineer. He always had something
to do with machinery. He worked at Slater from 1940 until the mill
closed in 1944. He wrote a column in the local paper from 1974 until
1989. He also authored several books. He died in 1990.
Bill

Dowling & Camp Lumber Company

Bill Donahue
 

Guys,
Last weekend I was surfing the web and found the following website:
Florida Aerial Photography

http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/digital/collections/flap

The site has 100,000 images taken over the years. I found images of
the Dowling & Camp Lumber Company's mill and some of its rail lines,
right around the end of operations in 1944.

In the image of the mill at Slater, the Atlantic Coast Line's track is
at an angle, at the right. The D&C interchange was immediately north
of the mill. Two sidings ran down the east side of the mill, circling
to the west, south of the mill. Another siding ran down the west side,
and joined the eastside tracks, south of the mill. There were tracks
within the mill, and an outdoor storage area with some 5 tracks to thew
northwest of the mill. The track entered a yard, with a wye to the
south, then headed west to the Seaboard interchange at Tamiami, about 2
miles away.
The company began logging as the J.W. McWilliams Lumber Co.,who
loggedthe areas north of the Caloosahatchee River. The operation was
sold to Dowling & Camp, who bought timber rights to land in the Alva
area. Logging continued there until 1944, when they ran out of yellow
pine.
See the 'Taplines' article "Cabbage Stacks at Slater" for more info.

Bill

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