Wednesday, 14 May 2014
2 - 8 - 2 No 104 Steam Locomotive of Fruit Growers Supply Company, U. S. A.
Photo: John B Hungerford
The cold, crisp air in Westwood, California sets off a plume of white steam as Fruit Growers Supply 2-8-2 No 104 goes about its business on this winter's day (Feb 1956) in the mountains. Its days are numbered, by the end of the year this whole operation at Westwood will be closed down, a remnant of the once mighty and affluent Red River Lumber Company. Bif 2-8-2 No 104 was one of the last acquisitions by Red River Lumber, arriving in 1943