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I am trying to locate any pictures of Southern Steam Engine 29 It was retired in 1954 in Asheville and I have a number plate from the engine. I would love to have a picture of the engine to go with it.
Thanks, Bruce Keenan
-- Bruce Keenan (email@example.com), January 21, 2004
*NOTE* The following info comes from the book 'Southern Railway's Murphy Branch' by Michail George, which remarkably has a nice pic of the affor mentioned engine. Here goes-When southern gained ownership of the Richmond & Danville and other predecessor lines in 1894,one- hundred seventy-three consolodation 2-8-0 locomotives became southerns property. They were G class and were the primary freight locomotives for many years. They had 50 inch drivers and 20x24 cylinders.Tractive effort was 23,000 & 28,000 lbs. They were numbered 1 through 173. Today there is a fine example of this type engine on display in Knoxvill TN. numbered 154. Hope this answers your queston. rdc
-- Robert D. Cashwell (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 12, 2004.
There are a number of photos in existence of number 29. She was ilustrated in SRHA Ties magazine, and in various other publications. For a long time she was allocated to Knoxville, but in later years was a regular on the line between Rome, Ga and Attala, Ala.
I believe that Vollrath may have a photo in his collection
-- Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton (email@example.com), May 14, 2004.