Suwanee River Railroad 4-4-0 No. 'Rochester'
Tallahassee, FL, United States
Location: State Ag Offices
Status: Display
Posted: Apr 28, 2014 @ 08:04:02 by Chris Capewell
On display, now under a roof, State Agriculture Department, 3125 Conner Boulevard, Tallahassee
Posted: Apr 11, 2009 @ 11:04:05 by New York Central
From the photo currently posted, this engine looks like one good kick would knock her over.
Posted: Aug 3, 2008 @ 11:08:02 by Jeff Nye
Note test. Please disregard. Debugging stuff.
Posted: Sep 29, 2003 @ 12:09:45 by DAVID POTEAT
I also would like to know where this locomotive is now and was there any atempt to retreive the tender? thanks David
Posted: Sep 8, 2003 @ 11:09:26 by Don Hensley at

THis was not the Suwannee River Railroad, though there was a Suwannee River Railroad that reached the river at Dowling Park (which was called Hudson on the Suwannee at that time) though it is possible the SRRR could have owned it but has not been proven. The actual owner was the Bache Brothers Lumber Co. whom had a mill 5 miles south west of Live Oak on the Live Oak & Gulf which did run down to the Suwannee River near Luraville at the river port of Peek. It was at Peek that the Locomotive was being transported to the west side of the river to reach the Bache Brothers new logging area in Lafayette County around 1900. The loco was being transported across by barge and was lost overboard when the barge tipped over. It was pulled from the Suwannee in 1979 by Jim Lancaster a local man. I believe he donated it to the state. For more info on the Live Oak and Gulf see my web site at

Posted: Sep 8, 2003 @ 11:09:59 by Don Hensley at
Oh, and I do have a photo taken in 1986.
Posted: Sep 8, 2003 @ 11:09:22 by Don Hensley at

I have heard these one was no longer at the AG offices, anyone know where she is at now?