Incredible 1913 Baldwin 2-6-0 Mogul Steam Locomotive & Tender
Lot Number:11
Start Time:1/18/2024 4:00:00 PM
End Time:3/13/2024 7:34:20 PM
Bid Count:195
High bidder:5050 (Connecticut)
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$5,000.00
Current Bid:$185,000.00
Bidding complete

Incredible 1913 Baldwin 2-6-0 Mogul Steam Locomotive & Tender, built for the W.T. Smith Lumber Company.  NOTE:  Wood passenger car sells separately.  

Information about condition is being prepare and will be posted here.


Is this the actual Train that legendary country music star Hank Williams wrote and sang about?  Royce G. Kershaw Jr thought so.  You be the judge!

THE HANK WILLIAMS CONNECTION... On December 3rd, 1952, Hank Williams Senior recorded the last song he wrote at KWKH studio called "The Old Log Train".  This folk song is a biological account of his late father Lon Williams as a train engineer in the 1920's & 1930's in Chapman, Alabama.  Hank performed the song at a private gathering over Christmas in 1952, a week before his death.  Lon Williams worked for the W.T. Smith Lumber Company as a train conductor on a 1913 Baldwin 2-6-0 Mogul steam locomotive, hauling logs to the lumber yards.  W.T. Smith owned 2 class 7 Baldwin locomotives.  #8 was scrapped in 1948.  #7 was saved.  THIS IS THE #7 LOCOMOTIVE.

Built 1913 by Baldwin Locomotive Works

For: W.T. Smith Lumber Co., Chapman, AL.
Wheel Arrangement: 2-6-0  Mogul type.
Standard Gauge.
Cylinders: 16" by 24"
Boiler: Diameter" 54", working pressure 160 lbs
Tubes: Number: 211, Diameter: 2", Length 9' 0"
Driving Wheels: Diameter 44", truck wheels: 24"
Wheel Base: Driving: 11' 0", Engine: 18' 0", Engine & Tender: 43' 1 1/2" 
Weight: On Driving Wheels 7apacity: 3,500 gals. 3,000 lbs, Engine: 86,700 lbs, Engine & Tender: 157,000 lbs.
Water Tank Capacity in tender: 3,500 gals.
Fuel Capacity: 3 cords of wood.
A significant amount of restoration has been completed.  It is believed that a lot of the work took place 15 years ago.  Pearce & Associates Auction Company has a large file reflecting tens of thousands of dollars in receipts and work that was done to the locomotive.  The file is too large to put together in a pdf so we are going to have ALL of the paperwork associated with the locomotive onsite, at the Kershaw Facility for your review.  Any prospective bidders are welcome to come view the files and make photo's of documents you may need.  We will also provide any photo's in our possession to the buyer.  REMOVAL - We will require payment in full to be made to the auction company within 5 business days of the auctions ending but bank wire transfer or certified funds.  Successful bidder will be responsible for removing the asset from the building and property within 90 days of the auctions ending.  Rigging, moving, loading, transporting, etc will be the buyers responsibility.  The auction company will guarantee access to the property.

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The Royce G Kershaw Jr Estate - INCREDIBLE 1913 LOG LOCOMOTIVE, other trains, parts, and more

Auction ends - Weds. March 13th at 1pm Central

Location - 2205 West Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 

Inspection - Saturday, February 17th, Tuesday, Feb. 20th and Weds. Feb. 21st from 10am-3pm

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