S. P. 322 Log Ramp and Log Cars
Log ramp and four cars of pine logs, photographed in November of 1907 near Southern Pine Lumber Company logging operations.
S.P. 302 white oak and gum hardwood JA Massengill
White oak and gum timber in same location as 301. On the N.E. corner of the J. M. Walker League, Trinity Co., Texas, 16 miles N.W. of Diboll. Pictured is J. A. Massengill. November 1907.
S. P. 308 Shortleaf Pine Timber near the Cotton Belt Route
Upland shortleaf pine timber view on the southern part of the A. Harris place, one-half mile north of the Kennard branch of the Cotton Belt Railway, Houston County, Texas.
S. P. 336 Camp 1 Log Ramp and Cut Over Pine
Log ramp and cut over pine timber near Camp 1, November of 1907. Camp 1 was also known as Rayvill, was located in Trinity County, and operated between 1907-1912.
S. P. 331 Shortleaf Yellow Pine Timber, Buck Wammuck's Place
Shortleaft yellow pine timber view on Buck Wammuck's place, from which large timber has been cut and balance preserbed for future cutting. There are 300 acres of timber at this location. This photograph was taken in November of 1907.
Tex112 Logs Along Right of Way
Cut logs in the woods along the right of way before the track was laid, 1903.
Tex109 Logs Piled Along Right of Way
Logs piled along the right of way in the woods awaiting transportation to the mill, prior to the railroad track being laid, 1903.
Tex107-Y High wheeled log cart skidder
A high-wheeled, slip-tongue log skidder with its teams and driver in 1903. 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.
A Southern Pine Lumber Company logging team with donkeys and horses in the woods, 1903.
Tex 111-Y oxen log cart
A man and oxen log cart pulling two large logs in the woods, 1903.
S.P. 306 logging camp No. 1
Southern Pine Lumber Company's Camp No. 1 in Trinity County, about twelve miles northwest of Diboll, in November 1907. At the time, seventy-five men, some with families, lived at the camp. Only the women and children were home when this photo was made in the middle of the day. The camp existed from 1907 to about 1912, when it moved and combined with other camps in Houston and Angelina counties. The former camp area became the headquarters of Southern Pine Lumber Company's cattle ranching during the 1920s. General view of camp No. 1 from the North end.
S.P. 321 logging crew of Camp No 2 1907
Teams of Southern Pine Lumber Company Camp 2, with car of pine logs and McGiffert loader no. 2, November of 1907. Camp 2 operated roughly between 1907-1912. According to the January 18, 1908 American Lumberman, the camp employed 100 people and was located about 17 miles northwest of Diboll, Texas. In 1908 it had 75 portable houses, and was supplied with water by surface wells.
Tex 110-Y Cross Tie Gang
Men laying railroad crossties in the woods, 1903.
Tex 118-W camp photo 1903
Southern Pine Lumber Company camp photo, 1903, showing two lumbermen with one filing a saw.
S.P. 301 backside steam log loader
A McGiffert steam log loader and crew load pine logs onto cars in Trinity County bound for mills at Diboll in 1907.
S. P. 324 McGiffert Loader and Pine Log Ramps
Ramps of pine logs with McGiffert steam log loader #2 in the background, November of 1907. The log cars can be seen traveling beneath the loader so that logs could be loaded onto them.
S.P. 341 sitting on cow catcher log train 1907
Engine #7 and train of 20 cars of pine logs. Neches Valley Pine bound for Diboll, November 1907. Texas South-Eastern Railroad Engine 7 (a 1906 coal-burning Baldwin 44-ton Ten-wheeler) and crew pose with a pine log train on the mainline just west of Diboll. Engine 7 was one of eight locomotives then used by Texas South-Eastern Railroad in its Diboll operations.
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