Depot Doings: Toccoa, GA / Belmont, NC / Saluda, NC / Tryon, NC / Donalds, SC / Orange, VA

Featured Southern Railway depots on the blog this month are those in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia:

  • Toccoa, GA – 6/22/80
  • Belmont, NC – 7/30/80
  • Saluda, NC – 5/10/80
  • Tryon, NC – 5/10/80
  • Donalds, SC – 2/23/80
  • Orange, VA – 3/13/72

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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Southern Railway Steam Feature for January 2017

southern-railway-logoFeatured Southern Railway steam subjects for this January post include various locations in Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, and South Carolina:

  • Southern Railway #1230 – Atlanta, GA – 5/48
  • Southern Railway #1405 – Atlanta, GA – 5/40
  • Southern Railway #1202 – Centralia, IL – 9/5/47
  • Southern Railway #1205 – East St. Louis, MO – 7/38
  • Southern Railway #1261 – East St. Louis, MO – 8/31/46
  • Southern Railway #1315 – East St. Louis, MO – 9/49
  • Southern Railway #1334 – East St. Louis, MO – 7/12/50
  • Southern Railway #1347 – Inman, SC – 4/4/48

All photos courtesy of www.rr-fallenflags.org and www.railarchive.net.


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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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Depot Doings: Seneca, SC / Warner Robins, GA / Morristown, TN / Black Mountain, NC / Old Fort, NC

southern-railway-logoFeatured Southern Railway depots on the blog for July are those in Seneca, SC, Warner Robins, GA, Morristown, TN, Black Mountain, NC, and Old Fort, NC.

All photos courtesy of http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/.


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LATEST STEAM NEWS: Chesapeake & Ohio No. 2716 Rebirth!

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A non-profit Kentucky group says its members will restore Chesapeake & Ohio 2-8-4 No. 2716 to operating condition.

The Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp.’s announcement this morning coincides with the calendar date, 2-7-16, and comes almost 20 years after the big Kanawha-type locomotive last operated in the 1990s. The locomotive is owned by the Kentucky Railway Museum and has been restored to operation on two different occasions: once by the Southern Railway in the 1980s and once by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society in 1996.

For the complete story, click on the link below:

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2016/02/07-2716

All news courtesy of Justin Franz, Trains Magazine.

Depot Doings: Andalusia, AL / Wartrace, TN / Johnson City, TN / Newport, TN / Chattanooga, TN

Featured depots on the blog this month are L&N, NC&StL, and Southern at various Alabama and Tennessee locations.


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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.


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