Long Leaf in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Red River and Gulf RR Locomotive #106
Red River and Gulf #106 was built by the Baldwin Locomotive works in September, 1923. It is a 4-6-0 type locomotive and is very similar to Crowell #400. Its builders number was 57203 and it cost $29,520. #106 was the last new locomotive built for the RR&G RR, and the second to last built for the Crowell companies. It was built to haul freight trains on the line from Long Leaf to Kurthwood and it worked in that service for 22 years, until September, 1945. After that it hauled RR&G trains between Long Leaf and Lecompte. In between runs to Lecompte, Crowell Longleaf Lumber borrowed the engine to haul log trains in from Meridian to Long Leaf. Engine #106 pulled the last train on the Red River and Gulf, on March 31, 1953 and was retired on April 1, 1953. Stored mostly under cover since that time, #106 is in the best condition of the three engines here at Longleaf.
Location. 31° 0.363′ N, 92° 33.383′ 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 The McGiffert Log Loader (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Roundhouse", The Machine Shop and the "Car Knockers Shed" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Leaf Sawmill (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Long Leaf Sawmill (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Long Leaf Sawmill (about 300 feet away); Locomotive #400 (about 400 feet away); Crowell and Spencer Engine #400 (about 400 feet away); Clyde Double Drum-Cable Outhaul Log Skidder (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.
Also see . . . Museum Wensite. (Submitted on May 30, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
More. Search the internet for Red River and Gulf RR Locomotive #106.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2019.