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Locomotive Water Stop at Small Town (editor's title)

Steam locomotive 4501 stops for water at a small town in Kentucky
Steam locomotive 4501 ran excursions out of Louisville, Kentucky, for three days in 1966. The trip shown here was to Danville, Kentucky, with a stop for water and entertainment by a rock and roll band at Shelbyville, Kentucky. On the following two days, the trips went to Corydon Junction, Indiana. The public was enthusiastic, and locomotive 4501 and the Southern steam program were off to a good start.
Alternate Title Locomotives 4501 and 630: 4
Source John Gruber Collection
Coverage Temporal, August 20, 1966; Spatial, Shelbyville, Kentucky
Rights John Gruber
Date Created 1966-08-20
Resource Type
Extent 8 in. by 10 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Shelbyville, Kentucky
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
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