DeBardeleben Coal Corporation


Henry Fairchild DeBardeleben (1840-1910) was an industrialist, once called the "King of the Southern Iron World", and the founder of the city of Bessemer, Al. He developed and controlled significant coal and coak interests in central Alambama, and made extensive use of rail to interchange outgoing coal with major railroads. DeBardeleben Coal Corporation rail operations existed into the 1960s.

Motive Power

DeBardeleben Coal #3525

  • builder:Baldwin Locomotive Works
  • arrangement:0-8-0 switcher
  • built:1923
  • fuel:coal/water
  • notes:
  • ex Illinios Central #3525
    1 of 55 built 1921-27
  • DeBardeleben Coal #3566

  • builder:Lima Locomotive Works
  • arrangement:0-8-0 switcher
  • built:1929
  • fuel:coal/water
  • notes:
  • ex Illinios Central #3566
    1 of 14 built in 1929
    note switcher tender
  • This page was updated on 2017-07-04