whereabouts of steam engine at lowery park zoo, tampagreenspun.com : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread
hey, what happened to the steam engine that was at lowery park zoo for years??? I went there recently (had not been there since the mid 80's) and besides the place being totally different, i could find no trace of that big steam locomotive, what happened to it and what was its ancestry? I have some pics of it from way back, but cannot seem to locate them at the moment, im sure it was ex-sal or acl. Hope it went somewhere that appreciates it
-- troy nolen (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 03, 2002
-- troy nolen (email@example.com), October 10, 2002.
Troy, that engine got moved up to the Pasco County Fairgrounds right on US 301, it's been painted yellow and is easily seen from the highway. There's a photo of it on pg. 75 of Hampton Dunn's "Yesterday's Tampa", but there's no lettering on the tender. The headlamp has 1147 visible. I read somewhere that some lumber company owned this engine. Sadly it's just rusting away out there. I remembered it well from Lowry Park, my dad took some pics of me sitting in the cab when I was about six or seven...what a treat for a kid!
-- Lyle Lamboley (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 09, 2002.