Locomotive: Davenport Besler Corp, CA Redwood Co. 101

Locomotive: Davenport Besler Corp, CA Redwood Co. 101
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Wheel Arrangement: 0-4-0
Weight: 20 Tons
Length: 22 feet
Guage: Standard
Engine: LeRoi 6 cylinder gasoline
Construction Number: 2339

Ownership History:

  1. Built for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  2. California Redwood Company, Samoa, CA
  3. U.S. Plywood Corporation at Samoa, CA
  4. Bert and Ferne Rudolph in the late 1950s
  5. Purchased by Chris Baldo in 1996
  6. Donated to Roots of Motive Power in 2000,  stored at Cahto RR, Laytonville CA
  7. Moved to the Roots facility in Willits CA 10-6-2002
Loading the Davenport Locomotive on a Truck
Davenpot Locomotive on the Truck and Ready to Go
Davenport Locomotive at Roots of Motive Power
All Photos © Bruce Evans