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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

New Train: 1911

New Train: 1911

No. 11 built at the shops in Samoa, Humboldt County, California. Taken in Samoa, 1911ish. Oregon Eureka Railroad owned by Hammond Lumber Co. Photographer unknown. View full size.

New Train: 1911

Tighter information: new locomotive (a "train" is what it pulls). O&CRR No. 11, a 2-8-0 Consolidation type of engine, was indeed built from existing used and newly made parts in 1910. It was not retired until 1952; its boiler was removed to power a sawmill at Carlotta, CA but was deemed unsafe for use by a boiler inspector and eventually cut up for scrap.

 
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