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Newport Industries

Florida Industrial

Newport Industries was a stump mill operation located in Pensacola, Fl. They employed a Hiesler 0-4-0 "fireless" tank locomotive for switching inbound gondolas of pine stumps and outbound tank cars of turpentine. Common in industrial settings with short distances, "fireless" locomotives took on steam from a stationary boiler and did not make use of an onboard fire and grate. The operation interchanged with the St. Louis - San Francisco Railroad, the "Frisco".