Long Leaf in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
In this area, along a track buried in brush in front of you, Crowell Long Leaf Lumber scrapped at least 5 steam engines in 1954-55. The 5 engines known scrapped here were Crowell and Spencer Shays #1 and #2, Alexandria Lumber Co. 2-6-0, #3, Crowell and Spencer 2-6-2 # 200, Meridian Lumber Co. Shay #112 and Crowell , Alco, Meridian 2-6-2 #303. In addition to the locomotives, much other lumbering equipment including 2 Clyde log skidders was also cut up here. Parts of all 5 of these engines are scattered around in know where to look. The largest amount of parts left here are from Shay #112 but there are parts from all the other engines as well.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 31° 0.444′ N, 92° 33.411′ 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 Log Skidder (a few steps from this marker); Clyde Double Drum-Cable Outhaul Log Skidder (a few steps from this marker); Crowell and Spencer Engine #400Locomotive #400 (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 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Planer Mill Machinery (about 500 feet away); Lumber Carts (about 500 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.
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 114 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2019.