History Center

History Center

The History Center uses exhibits to showcase some of our vast collections of documents and photographs. Located under an awning and nestled among the native vegetation, visitors are welcome to climb aboard and get to know Engine 13, our 68-ton 1920 Baldwin 4-6-0 steam locomotive, formerly of the Texas Southeastern Railroad. We also have a Southern Pine Lumber Company log car and Texas Southeastern Railroad caboose number 6. Inside, Diboll: An Enduring Community consists of 11 panels, featuring more than 100 photographs, which explore Diboll’s rich past. Walking around the perimeter of the room, visitors can learn how Diboll grew from a sawmill company town to a modern community and about the role the forest products industry and the transportation industry had in making East Texas what it is today.