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A Meeting of Railroad Minds at Asheville, North Carolina (editor's title)

Southern Railway president and its road foreman of engines meet in front of locomotive 4501
D. W. Brosnan, Southern Railway president, and Walter C. Dove, general road foreman of engines-western lines, talk on the station platform at Asheville, North Carolina, where the excursion train with locomotive 4501 paused to greet Brosnan. Dove operated the locomotive on a nine-day trip. The mutual smiles of Brosnan and Dove demonstrate their pleasure with the journey--unexpectedly for Brosnan who had eliminated the Southern's steam equipment thirteen years earlier. The trip was arranged by W. Graham Claytor, Jr., then the line's vice-president law and later its president, who also was at the meeting.
Alternate Title Locomotives 4501 and 630: 14
Source John Gruber Collection
Coverage Spatial, Asheville, 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 Asheville, 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.
Collection John Gruber Collection
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