Photos Past: Steam at Work . . . in 1965

The Standard Gravel Company, part of the Green Brothers holdings, used a number of steamers up through the 1960s. Here are a couple of old and tired ex-T&NO (SP) 0-6-0 switchers still in service at the pit near Franklinton, Louisiana in 1965. Engine #124 on the left has finished its work for the morning and rests patiently while the crew goes to lunch. If you look closely, you’ll notice the tender tank is upside down. The tender was leaking badly and some enterprising soul solved the problem by inverting the tank, modifying it as necessary. The engine #156 on the right has one of the unusual “sausage” tenders that the SP used.

Green Bros 0-6-0 Switchers

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