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[Railroad Grading Work near Blix]

[Railroad Grading Work near Blix]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of railroad grading work on the Lufkin branch of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad right of way near Blix, western Angelina County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Blix]

[Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Blix]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of a Bucyrus steam shovel at work loading rail cars near Blix station, along the Texas South-Eastern Railroad right of way in western Angelina County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 5 near Blix]

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 5 near Blix]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of the Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 5 near Blix with railroad track construction workers. A Lidgerwood sits in front of engine 5 and a Bucyrus steam shovel is seen in the background. This is in western Angelina County, Texas.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Blix - 2]

[Bucyrus Steam Shovel near Blix - 2]

Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Description: Photograph of Bucyrus steam shovel at work loading rail cars near Blix station, along the Texas South-Eastern Railroad right of way in western Angelina County, Texas. Note the structures in the background. Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 5 and a Lidgerwood is depicted in the background as well.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
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