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Southern Steam Locomotive Draws Crowds (editor's title)

Crowd gathers at Salisburg, North Carolina, to see a steam locomotive arrive at night
Even late in the evening, crowds turned out to see excursion locomotive 4501, shown here at Salisbury, North Carolina. Southern's successor, Norfolk Southern, continued the program until 1994 and inaugurated its 21st Century Steam program in 2011. Many other people than those in Salisbuy saw the locomotive on this inaugural trip. They included Trains Editor Jim Wrinn (on his fatherís shoulders at Asheville) and Don Phillips, a Trains columnist, then a young adult.
Alternate Title Locomotives 4501 and 630: 16
Source John Gruber Collection
Coverage Spatial, Salisbury, North Carolina; Temporal, August 25, 1966
Rights John Gruber
Date Created 1966-08-25
Resource Type
Extent 8 in. by 10 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Salisbury, North Carolina
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.
Comments Gruber provided most of the photographs for David P. Morgan's "Locomotive 4501," Kalmbach Publishing Company, 1968.
Collection John Gruber Collection
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