I hope you enjoyed your behind-the-scenes tour of Steam’s Final Hour. There was something symbolic about that Wednesday afternoon in June — the best of steam power, represented by the 6330, giving way to the best of diesel power. On Wednesday, June 17, 1953, at 3:00PM, an era — an age, an epoch — ended. It is like we shall never see again.
To conclude this historical journey, I’m sharing several photos taken on that memorable day:
“Coming Up” — In my next entry, I’ll discuss the history and development of my Cleveland, Tennessee, Southern Railway Depot painting, Crew Change.
Additional blog features on the way:
- “The Canadian Corner” — photos of Canadian National and Canadian Pacific steam engine scenes, mostly in Ontario.
- “Depot Doings” — photos of railroad stations in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, and Michigan; videos to include Southern action around Cleveland, Tennessee in 1978 and Southern steam fan trips. (These full-length videos are available for purchase.)
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