Southern Railway Steam Feature for September 2016

southern-railway-logoFeatured Southern Railway steam subjects for this September post are of PS-4 locomotives at various Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and North Carolina locations. The history of the Southern PS-4 class can be viewed in the enclosed link, courtesy of Wikipedia.

  • Southern Railway #6688 – Birmingham, AL – 5/11/40
  • Southern Railway #1369 – Atlanta, GA – 1939
  • Southern Railway #6482 – Lexington, KY
  • Southern Railway #6475 – Lexington, KY
  • Southern Railway #1405 – Reidsville, NC – 6/50
  • Southern Railway #6690 – Spencer, NC – 4/15/52

All photos courtesy of SOUTHERN Railfan.


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Southern Railway Steam Feature for October 2015

southern-railway-logoFeatured Southern Railway steam subjects for this October post include various locations in Georgia:

  • Southern Railway #836 – Unknown location and date
  • Southern Railway #1409 – Atlanta, GA – 8/49
  • Southern Railway #1453 – Unknown location and date
  • Southern Railway #1481 – Lithia Springs, GA – 5/7/46
  • Southern Railway #1483 – Atlanta, GA – 5/12/40
  • Southern Railway #1482 – Douglasville, GA – 11/6/39

All photos courtesy of www.rr-fallenflags.org.


Rock on Trains © 2015, Tom Rock + T.D.R. Productions. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Tom Rock is strictly prohibited.

Southern Railway Steam Feature for September 2015

southern-railway-logoFeatured Southern Railway steam subjects for this September post include various locations in Georgia, Missouri, and Alabama:

  • Southern Railway #883 – Unknown location & date
  • Southern Railway #1451 – Unknown location & date
  • Southern Railway #1403 – Atlanta, GA – 1936
  • Southern Railway #1315 – East St. Louis, MO – 9/49
  • Southern railway #4869 – Mapleton, GA – 5/26/46
  • Southern Railway #6689 – Birmingham, AL

All images courtesy of Gary Everheart except Sou Rwy #1315, courtesy of Sam Shumaker.


Rock on Trains © 2015, Tom Rock + T.D.R. Productions. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Tom Rock is strictly prohibited.

Southern Railway Steam feature for August 2015

southern-railway-logoFeatured Southern Railway steam subjects for this August post include various locations in Kentucky, Georgia and North Carolina:

  • Southern Railway # 1264 – Unknown location & date
  • Southern Railway # 4839 – Unknown location & date
  • Southern Railway # 4877 – Unknown location & date
  • Southern Railway # 6473 – Wilmore, KY – 5/42
  • Southern Railway # 1407 – Atlanta, GA – 2/23/41
  • Southern Railway # 4618 – Asheville, NC – 12/23/46

All photos courtesy of www.rr-fallenflags.org.


Rock on Trains © 2015, Tom Rock + T.D.R. Productions. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Tom Rock is strictly prohibited.

50 year commemoration: Southern Railway No. 4501

TVRMLOGOtransparentTennessee Valley Railroad Museum‘s quarterly “Smoke & Cinders” newsletter, Volume 53, No. 2,  included a special writeup on the commemoration of Southern Railway No. 4501’s movement to Chattanooga in 1954 — fifty years ago!

It begins:

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, an important milestone was commemorated: An event that took place fifty years ago and ultimately (if unintentionally) influenced the Southern Railway to return steam locomotives to their lines.

The full writeup begins on Page 3.  (Click the small images below to view the full-size newsletter pages.)

Until next month,
Tom

 

Southern Railway No. 4501 Rebuild Update #5

southern-railway-logoIt’s time for another update on the Southern Railway No. 4501 Rebuild from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum‘s “Smoke & Cinders” newsletter.  (Click the small images below to view the full-size newsletter pages.)

The introduction reads:

STEAM UP! — In early March, and for the first time in sixteen years, Locomotive #4501 had a fire in its firebox.  Several years of work went into getting the boiler to this level of completion and it passed its steam test for the FRA.  After checking out the boiler, the locomotive was rolled back into the shop to continue its reassembly.  Smoke from the stack was an impressive sight, but there would still be plenty of work to be done before the engine could undergo actual operational testing.  Each week it seems that more “task items” are erased from the white board by TVRM’s very talented craftsmen.  (All photos by Steve Freer unless otherwise noted.)