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Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company

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The wood-burning "cabbage stack" engine was built in 1919 for the Florala Saw Mill Co. in Florala, Ala. Four years later it was sold to The Alger-Sullivan Lumber Co. in Century. The engine was used on the Escambia Railway, an Alger-Sullivan subsidiary, as one of at least 29 locomotives, and was used as a general-purpose engine until 1935, when it was rebuilt. Alger 100 then became the sawmill's switch engine. In the small sawmill community, the engine was a familiar site and would occasionally run on the Louisville & Nashville tracks between Century and Flomaton. In 1954 the engine was retired and was used as an auxiliary sawmill boiler until 1957. A proper retirement was given the engine and it was placed on display on Front Street in Century.

Alger-Sullivan Historical Society

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The Agler-Sullivan Lumber Company operated a large sawmill and lumber operation in the panhandle of Florida, at Century. A subisdiary of the company, the Escambia Railroad, ran from the sawmill complex in Century 55 miles northward into south Alabama to haul cut pine logs. An attempt to procure and restore Baldwin #100 is currenlty underway by the Alger-Sullivan Historical Society.

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Alger-Sullivan Lumber Co. #100

  • builder:Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • arrangement:2-6-2 Prairie
  • built:Sep 1919, Baldwin #52261
  • fuel:wood/water
  • notes:
  • blt Florala Saw Mill Co #100, 1919
    to Alger-Sullivan Lumber, 1923
    rebuilt as sawmill switch engine, 1935
    retired, 1954
    to Whitewater Valley tourist, 1976
    currently planned for restoration
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    This page was updated on 2017-07-04