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Livingston in Polk County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Locomotive No. 5

 
 
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By Jim Evans, October 23, 2010
1. Locomotive No. 5 Marker
Inscription. Built in 1911 by Philadelphia's Baldwin Locomotive Works, this locomotive was first used to transport timber in Florida. In the 1920's it was purchased for use in Texas' logging industry by the Angelina County-based Carter-Kelley Lumber Company. The locomotive traveled between Angelina and Polk County mill towns on Houston, East and West Texas railway tracks picking up logs and finished lumber that frequently had been hauled from local cutting areas by oxen. In use until 1952, the No.5 contributed to the area's timber industry.
 
Erected 1992 by Texas State Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10407.)
 
Location. 30° 42.644′ N, 94° 56.228′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Texas, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of West Church Street (U.S. 190) and North Drew Street, on the right when traveling east on West Church Street. Touch for map. Located in Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Livingston TX 77351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Indian Trails (a few steps from this marker); 1905 Courthouse Annex (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Old Andress Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away but
Locomotive No. 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, October 23, 2010
2. Locomotive No. 5 Marker
has been reported missing); Polk County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Polk County Courthouse (approx. mile away); Polk County, C.S.A.. (approx. mile away); "Polk County Enterprise" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
 
Additional keywords. steam engine
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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