This was the only locomotive to operate on the Cotton Plant-Fargo Railway, a six-mile stretch of the former Helena and Northwestern Railway from Cotton Plant to Fargo connecting with the St. Louis-Southwestern Railroad at Fargo. The Cotton Plant-Fargo Railway operated from April 1952 into the late 1970’s and was the last vestige of the old Missouri and Northern Arkansas to be abandoned.
Engine #1, was built by Plymouth in 1928, builders #2932, for Ohio Seamless Tube Co. It was sold to S J Groves Co and sold as Cotton Plant-Fargo 1 in 1952. It was a 20 ton.
Can you help us find out what happened to it after the official abandonment in 1983? Any leads would be greatly appreciated!