Long time residents of Black Diamond, Judy and I love our community and the unique natural beauty and colorful history we have here. Join us in learning more about our history, local wildlife, must do hikes, conservation areas to explore and the opportunities and challenges faced by our community. Craig Goodwin

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John Taubeneck

There were several builders of Fordson locomotives in Washington but none of them are shown here. The top photo shows a product of the Westminster Iron Works of New Westminster, BC and the bottom photo was taken in New Zealand. If interested I can provide a copy of my research on this subject.

Craig Goodwin

Thanks John. If you would like to forward a copy of your research, that would be great.

Ernie Page

There was a Fordson logging locomotive used in the Hixtown Swamp in Madison county, Florida in the 1920’s. It is still in the swamp per the man who drove it who I interviewed many years ago. Myself and others have tried to find it to no avail. It ran on tracks for miles hauling virgin cypress to a temporary mill on the edge of the swamp. Never knew there was much interest in these locomotives until I found this site !

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