Meridian Lumber Company #202

Number

Builder

C/N

Wheel Arrangement

Cylinders

Drivers

Class

Cost

Fuel

Disposition

202

Baldwin

40862

2-6-0

16X24

44"

8-26-D #183

$8,652.94

(Nov 1, 1913)

Wood

Awaiting restoration

in Long Leaf

 

 

ML #202

September 26, 1954 - This may have been the last log train from the Meridian East woods into Long Leaf (thus the last day of operations) of the tram road. Other pictures that W.H.B. Jones took that day show #44 (the diesel) switching the log train and then the 202 leaving Meridian for Long Leaf. Since at that time the 44 was only used between Meridian and Long Leaf and the 202 only in the woods east of Meridian, the fact that it is leaving for Long Leaf with what appears to be some assorted logging equipment behind it and the date may mean that it is the "clean up " train. Certainly, it is the very last series of Crowell or RR&G steam locomotives under steam.