It was this same group of those larger size locomotives that the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway's #33 and Western Maryland Scenic Railway's #734 (ex-LS&I #34) came from. The smaller engines were numbered in the 10's and 20's .
This area was like a time
capsule; surrounded by sand and pine trees.
However, it was also sad to see many parts strun about the area from
trespassing thieves, who damaged the engines only to abandon
their booty when it became impossible to carry it further. The area
looked like someone had bombed the locomotives; scattering their
parts everywhere. This wasn't one of Railfanning's finer
A distant photo of some of the Locomotives in the line-up, also an enlargement of the same photo
Looking along the opposite side of the Locomotives, and across their tops
Big #35 is viewed from the front
and a close-up of its tender's
Today this engine is at the Illinois Railway Museum as #19.
Smaller 2-8-0 #29 is also seen . It later went to the Grand Canyon Scenic Railway .
A flatcar covered with surplus tires, axles and even a connecting rod!
#23 is seen from the side and also head-on, prior to the first trip's departure. It later went to the Empire State Railway Museum in New York.
Later this same Train is seen as it passes the line-up of old locomotives. Notice the olive colored boiler jacket.