Locomotive: Davenport Besler Corp, CA Redwood Co. 101

Locomotive: Davenport Besler Corp, CA Redwood Co. 101

Photo:
© Bruce Evans
Year Built:
1941
Type of Equipment:
Locomotive
Gasoline Locomotive
Traction:
Rail Trucks
Manufacturer:
Davenport Locomotive Works
Manufacturer Location:
Davenport, IA
Motive Power:
Gasoline
In Service:
California Redwood Company, Samoa, CA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Plywood Corporation, Samoa, CA
Donor:
Chris Baldo
Owner:
Roots of Motive Power
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
Three Locomotives
Davenport Moving
Davenport loaded
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