AUCTION #2 - The Estate of the late Royce G Kershaw Jr, Montgomery, Alabama
Online bidding ends Wednesday, March 13th starting at 1:00pm central time.
ONSITE INSPECTION: Saturday - February 17, 10-3pm February 20 through 23, 10-3pm. Wednesday, March 13, 10-3pm. We will also schedule personal inspections of the large train components by appointment weekdays only if you are unable to attend our scheduled inspection dates/times.
Location: 2205 West Fairview Avenue, Montgomery AL 36108
TRAINS - TRAIN CARS - COMPONENTS
Incredible 1913 Baldwin 2-6-0 Mogul Steam Locomotive & Tender built for the W.T. Smith Lumber Company.
Is this the actual Train that legendary country music star Hank Williams wrote and sang about? Royce 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 & 1030'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 incredible barn find was owned by Royce Kershaw Jr and is being sold without reserve along with it's tender. Other incredible early to mid century train cars are also being sold.
We will be providing a complete bidding catalog including photos, descriptions, video's and important information from an expert in the field of vintage railroad items. This is a rare opportunity for museums and private collectors.
Make sure you check out auction AUCTION #1 for this estate that contains rare collector cars, trucks, 16 gauge amusement park trains, shop equipment and automobilia.
Incredible 1913 Baldwin 2-6-0 Mogul Steam Locomotive & Tender built for the W.T. Smith Lumber Company.
RARE - Restored 1923 Edwards gasoline, self propelled, standard gauge, passenger rail car. Built for Washington & Lincolnton RR, sold to the Birmingham & Southeastern RR in 1929, still in service until the mid 1960's. Ready to run 31'9" length, weight is 10 tons. Seats 22 passengers, Chevy V8 gas engine, mechanical chain drive to rear wheel set. A special trailer was built to transport it and is included with the sale.
1913 North Texas Traction Company as an Interurban car. Retired in the early 1950's. It was found in a Texas backyard being used as a cottage. Edwards was restoring it into a self propelled car. Seat frames had been mostly restored with wiring, floor and roof rehabbed.
M-201 was built in 1928 for the P & W line of SEPTA in Philadelphia. Stratford car No. 132. It was remade into a self propelled Edwards look a like in 1996 for use in Mt Dora, Florida. It became their M-201, seating 52 passengers. Converted in 2001 to self propelled dining car, Orange Blossom Dinner Train. Retired in 2004.
L&N wooden Business Car No. 349. Was in the process of being restored.
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