The Home Page for Southeastern Short line,
Cabbage Stacks at Slater
A Short Illustrated History of the
The Dowling and Camp Incorporated's
Sawmill at Slater, Florida
Part 2 - Photo Section
By Donald R Hensley, Jr.
with a lot of help from Willie Grant
and the late Earnest "Frog"
Photos from Donald R. Hensley, Jr. collection unless noted
Copyright 2003 by Donald R.
The Steam Log Loader about 9 miles south of Alva, Fla.
Photo by George W Pettengill on April 10, 1941.
Dowling & Camp # 1 at Slater on April 14, 1941 by George Pettengill.
This prairie later went on to the C.J. Jones Lumber Co. at Jerome, Fla
D&C number 10 was a regular engine on the Savannah & Atlanta
before going into the sawmill business.
Here she is at Slater on April 9, 1941 as captured by George Pettengill.
George Pettengill caught the 12 spot out near the Alva logging camp on
April 10, 1941.
This Baldwin mini mogul was original built for the Texas Arkansas &
Louisiana # 3 in 1906.
However she spent a lot of time in and out of the Birmingham Locomotive
& Rail Co. yard in Birmingham in the early 20's.
Shuffled between 3 different Mississippi loggers she finally found a
home at Slater in 1924.
One of the original J.W. McWilliams Co. engines.
The 103 was originally the passenger engine for the Charlotte Harbor
& Northern RR # 8 that ran from Boca Grande to Mulberry, FL
When Seaboard inherited the loco as their number 103 in 1928 they soon
decided they didn't need another 4-4-0.
Dowling and Camp however needed an ICC certified mainline engine to run
over Seaboards tracks
and they soon acquired the once proud crack passenger engine.
Shown here dumping logs at Slater by George Pettengill on June 13, 1941.
The 170 was another Seaboard (# 170) cast off which was sold to D&C
Shown here resting in Slater by George Pettengill circa 1941.
It was reported that late in the game D&C needed another mainline
A number 44 was brought in to haul the logs in from Alva.
Frog Smith thought she came from the Georgia Northern, but research
shows there is no engine that could qualify.
However the Weaver Loughridge Lumber Co. at Boyd, Fl had a 44 which was
certified to run on the Atlantic Coast Line.
My informant Willie Grant Verified this is the locomotive seen during
the last year of operation at Slater.
This photo however, was taken at Boyd, Fla circa 1935.
George Pettengill got a good shot of the Dowling & Camp caboose on
April 5, 1941 at Slater.
Large cabooses like this were important in carrying men back and forth
between the company town and the camps.
The caboose was also required for mainline running over the Seaboard
For part 3, Willie Grant's
For part 4, the roster
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