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Long Leaf in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Crowell and Spencer Engine #400

 
 
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May 24, 2019
1. Crowell and Spencer Engine #400 Marker
Inscription.  
Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, PA, Construction #51175, January, 1919 Baldwin Class 10-32-D #1167, type 4-6-0.
Delivered at Long Leaf, February, 1919, placed in service, August, 1919. Last used February, 1953.

Engine #400 was the first of four nearly identical locomotives delivered to Crowell and Spencer Lumber, or the Red River and Gulf RR between the years of 1919 and 1923. The others were Crowell and Spencer #300, and RR&G #105 and #106. Ideally suited to operations over the RR&G RR, #400 and 300 hauled the daily log trains from Hutton to Long Leaf, while the RR&G #105 and #106 hauled the regular freight trains in the years between 1919 and 1944. After 1944, engine 400 was used to haul the log trains from east of Meridian to the Long Leaf mill. In poorer condition than the RR&G #106, the engine was last used in February, 1953, at the end of the month it was retired and stored on this spot. In 1954. parts from engine #300 were used to rebuild it, but it was never used again in service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location.

Crowell and Spencer Engine #400 Marker image. Click for full size.
May 24, 2019
2. Crowell and Spencer Engine #400 Marker
31° 0.429′ N, 92° 33.41′ W. Marker is in Long Leaf, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker can be reached from Long Leaf Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Longleaf LA 71448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clyde Double Drum-Cable Outhaul Log Skidder (here, next to this marker); Locomotive #400 (a few steps from this marker); Clyde Log Skidder (a few steps from this marker); Locomotive Graveyard (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Roundhouse", The Machine Shop and the "Car Knockers Shed" (within shouting distance of this marker); The McGiffert Log Loader (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red River and Gulf RR Locomotive #106 (about 400 feet away); Old Planer Mill Machinery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Leaf.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Admission required.
 
Crowell and Spencer Engine #400 image. Click for full size.
May 24, 2019
3. Crowell and Spencer Engine #400
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2019.
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