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Locomotive 4501 owner, Paul Merriman (editor's title)

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Paul H. Merriman, owner of locomotive 4501, was equally at home in coat and tie (as here) or in overalls thick with grease. Merriman (1909-2004) had paid $5,000 for the locomotive, was a DuPont engineer in electronics research at Chattanooga, helped found the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, and was its president from 1961 to 1978. He deeded the locomotive to the museum in 1975. Earlier, he had been a professor at Duke University and an engineer at the Glenn L. Martin Company, Baltimore, Maryland. He attended the 4501's 25th anniversary events in 1991.
Alternate Title Locomotives 4501 and 630: 3
Source John Gruber
Coverage Spatial, Tennessee; Temporal, August 1966
Rights John Gruber
Date Created 1966-08
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Extent 8 in. by 10 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Tennessee
Equipment, Locomotive No. 4501, Mikado
Builder, locomotive Baldwin Locomotive Works, October 1911
Creator Description John Gruber is a founder of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art and editor of its journal, Railroad Heritage. He has been a free-lance railroad photographer since 1960. He received awards from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society in 1994 for lifetime achievement in photography and in 2010 for an article. He is author of Classic Steam: Timeless Photographs of North America Steam Railroading (2009) and co-author of four books. He photographed both the 1966 and 2011 events.
Collection John Gruber Collection
Institution
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