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[Steam Skidder and Crew]

Description: Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company steam skidder and crew. Tongs at the ends of the skidder's cables were attached to cut logs and dragged to the railroad right of way where they would later be loaded onto rail cars.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Slip Tongue Log Skidder and Team]

Description: Photograph of a high-wheeled, slip-tongue log skidder with its teams and driver. The driver would straddle the cart over felled logs, where dangling tongs would be positioned to raise the end of a log off the ground when the mules pulled the tongue forward, allowing the log to "skid" along under the cart's rolling wheels.
Date: 1903
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 4]

Description: Photograph of Texas South-Eastern Railroad engine 4 pulling a Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway freight car, a TSE caboose, and twelve cars of pine logs. Ed Baucum is the engineer. Engine 4 was a Baldwin 4-6-0 steam locomotive that the TSE purchased in March 1904 from the Ragley Lumber Company for $3,500. It was sold to the Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railway in November 1921. The TSE railroad was founded in 1900 by the same owners of Southern Pine Lumber Company and served the company's logging operations. It also provided passenger service from Diboll to Lufkin until 1942.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 7]

Description: Photograph of Texas South-Eastern Railroad Company's engine 7 and a train of twenty cars of pine logs. Engine 7 was a 4-6-0 Baldwin locomotive built new for the TSE in 1906. It was later sold to Sand & Gravel Company of Columbus, Texas in 1938. The TSE railroad was founded in 1900 by the same owners of Southern Pine Lumber Company and served the company's logging operations. It also provided passenger service from Diboll to Lufkin until 1942.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center