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Texas Short Line in Steam (editor's title)

Moscow, Camden & St. Augustine No. 201, built in 1906, arrives in Moscow, Texas, with a mixed train in April 1960. The seven-mile line was the last common carrier in Texas to use steam locomotives in regular service, through 1965. The W. T. Carter & Brother Lumber Co. built the railroad in 1899, and the line, sawmill, and timber lands were owned by the Carter family until 1968. The photo was published in Classic Stream: Timeless Photographs of North American Steam Railroading (2009).
Source Fred Springer Collection
Coverage Spatial, Moscow, Texas; Temporal, April 1960
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created 1960-04
Resource Type
Depicted Railroad
Location Moscow, Texas
Creator Description Joe R. Thompson (1932-2002) was raised in Houston and graduated from Lamar High School and the University of Houston. He was interested in railroad and other photography, especially the Pennsylvania although he photographed all lines. He purchased land near near Jayton, Texas, where he lived until his death in Lubbock.
Comments Fred Springer grew up in Houston, Texas, graduated in engineering from Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri, and worked for Mobil Oil Corporation and subsidiary companies. His rail photographs from the early 1940's until 1963 were largely Texas and the Southwest U.S. including New Mexico and Colorado. He had three tours of duty in the New York City headquarters, 1963-67, 1968-76, and 1983-85, at which time he retired and moved back to Texas. After retirement he and his wife, Dale, traveling the world by train, visiting almost every country in South America and Europe plus South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Syria, Australia, and New Zealand . When he lived in Texas he made many trips to Mexico when steam was still alive in the 1960's and 70's.
Collection Fred Springer Collection
Where Published Classic Steam, page 28
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