Old Cabbage Head
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 27° 29.715 W 082° 32.894
17R E 347059 N 3042244
Quick Description: "Old Cabbage Head" gets its name from the shape of its smoke stack.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/6/2008 8:07:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM2XTY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
Views: 49

Long Description:
This locomotive was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, PA in 1913. Because it has a wood burning boiler, a bulbous smoke stack is needed to catch burning embers that fly out of the engine. The engine was built for Taylor County Lumber Company in North Florida and was used for hauling timer. It is a narrow gauge engine that originally had a wooden cab. It stayed in North Florida until its arrival in Manatee County in 1948 at the Manatee Noccatee Crate Mill Company. In 1952, the Crate Mill went out of business and the train was slated for the scrap heap until residents raised $900 for its purchase. For decades visitors to Bradenton were greeted by Old Cabbage Head with "Welcome to Bradenton" painted on the tender car. In 2002 it was moved to Manatee Village Historical Park and reconditioned.
Locomotive Type: (required): Steam

Do you need to pay an entrance fee to view this locomotive? (required): No

How accessible is this locomotive display? (Required): Cab access is allowed.

If "other" what is the engine type? (optional): Not listed

If a fee is required what is the approximate cost for admittance? (optional): Not listed

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