|The Rannoch Corporation|
Rannoch recently bought steam locomotive #108 from
Conway Scenic Railroad. #108 is a
#108 is returning "home" to Texas after many years out of state. Built for the San Augustine County Lumber Company and operated by the Angelina and Neches River RR, it wound up in freight service on the Reader RR in Arkansas in 1956.
In 1976, #108 was bought by the Conway Scenic Railroad, where it was in tourist operation from 1977 until 1988, when it was replaced by a larger locomotive. It was on display at the CSRR until November 1999, when it was purchased and brought back to Texas by Rannoch.
former owners of #108 have been good record-keepers, and so we have all of
the original purchase papers, the builders specs, Form 4 and many of the
maintenance records. We also have a much better than average
pictorial history of the locomotive at its various venues.
Since #108's return to Texas, Ron Larson of Southwest Steam Locomotive, and formerly chief mechanical officer of the Tarantula Train, has been under contract to undertake disassembly and make a thorough assessment of the restoration work required.
For photos of the move from Conway Scenic to Blacklands, Click Here.
Volunteers Needed: If you have an interest in helping us restore #108, and especially if you live near #108's new home in Sulphur Springs (on I30 in NE Texas) let us hear from you by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last revised: March 03, 2004