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View Resource Locomotive 4501 Negotiates Loops in North Carolina (editor's title)
Steam locomotive 4501 negotiates loops in North Carolina

In mist and rain, steam locomotive 4501 moves around loops and heads down the east slope of the Blue Ridge toward Old Fort, North Carolina. A few minutes earlier, the locomotive and train had been on the tracks in the foreground. This was day eight of a nine-day excursion trip from Chattanooga to Louisville, Kentucky, and Richmond, Virginia.

View Resource Replacing Broken Spring Saddle on Locomotive 4501 (editor's title)
Workers replace broken spring hanger on steam locomoitve

A spring saddle over the third driving axle on the fireman's side of locomotive 4501 broke near milepost 147, 13 miles north of Somerset, Kentucky, on August 23, 1966, during 4501's inaugural excursion run. After assessing the damage, the locomotive moved slowly to Somerset, where it spent the night. A replacement spring was sent by train from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga; a...

View Resource Locomotive 4501 Climbing Duncan Hill in Indiana (editor's title)
Seam locomotive 4501 climbing grade

After crossing the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky, to New Albany, Indiana, the Southern Railway 1966 excursion train climbed out of the river valley on a four-mile grade as steep as 2.8 percent. Here, the train with locomotive 4501 is about to enter 4,295-foot Duncan Tunnel, the top of the grade. Unseen in the trees and smoke, a diesel helps. The locomotive with seven crowded passenger cars...

View Resource NS Inaugurates 21st Century Steam (editor's title)
Locomotive 630 Begins 21st Century Steam on Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern started its 21st Century Steam program in 2011 with 12-mile round trip excursions from Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum’s Grand Junction Station, over NS’s main-line track and along NS's DeButts rail yard to downtown Chattanooga. The trains were turned at CT wye behind the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel before returning to Grand Junction. No. 630, TVRM’s recently-restor...

View Resource Norfolk Southern Inaugurates 21st Century Steam (editor's title)
No. 630 on wye at Chattanooga, Tennessee

Norfolk Southern Corporation with the cooperation of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at Chattanooga inaugurated its 21st Century Steam program on September 3, 2011. “This is the right time for steam to ride the Norfolk Southern rails,” said CEO Wick Moorman. “We have a fascinating history, and we have a compelling message about how today’s railroads support jobs, competition, and...

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