MRSB RR Godchaux Sugar #3 - Reserve, LA
N 30° 03.350 W 090° 33.800
15R E 734914 N 3327474
Quick Description: Located on corner of LA Hwy.637 (10th St.) and Hwy 44(River Road) in Reserve, LA. This is a Baldwin 2-4-4T, ca. 1898. Fenced in along with Godchaux Plantation House. MRSB RR = Mississippi River Sugar Belt Railroad
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2008 3:41:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM51J2
Looks to be in fair condition (exterior). Looks complete. I knew NO history of locomotive until I read the history found here
. These locomotives were used to haul sugar cane to the grinding mills during harvest season. All this ended in approx. 1958.
Locomotive is behind a fence and is NOT ACCESSIBLE. As of this waymarking, the grounds, Plantation house and Locomotive are just to look at through a fence. There is ALOT of free parking behind the plantation home, in the St. John School Board complex.
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