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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 Museumís Grand Junction Station, over NSís 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, TVRMís recently-restored, ex-Southern Railway 2-8-0 steam locomotive, pulled the trains. American Locomotive Company (Richmond Works) built no. 630 for the Southern Railway in 1904. The photo shows no. 630 approaching the downtown wye on September 2, 2011, with the first train, operated for railroad officials and civic leaders. Locomotive 4501 used the same wye leaving Chattanooga in 1966.
Alternate Title Locomotives 4501 and 630: 19
Source John Gruber
Coverage Spatial, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Temporal, September 2, 2011
Rights John Gruber
Date Created 2011-09-02
Resource Type
Extent 35 mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Chattanooga, Tennessee
Equipment, Locomotive 2-8-0 Consolidation, Southern's Ks-1 class
Builder, locomotive 1904, American Locomotive Company (Richmond Works)
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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