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Norfolk Southern Inaugurates 21st Century Steam (editor's title)

No. 630 on wye at Chattanooga, Tennessee
Norfolk Southern Corporation with the cooperation of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum at Chattanooga inaugurated its 21st Century Steam program on September 3, 2011. “This is the right time for steam to ride the Norfolk Southern rails,” said CEO Wick Moorman. “We have a fascinating history, and we have a compelling message about how today’s railroads support jobs, competition, and the economy. It is a forward-looking message that resonates with people everywhere.” The first 2011 run with no. 630 was in Chattanooga, where the Southern inaugurated its steam program in 1966 with locomotive 4501. Photographer John Gruber was there for both events.
Alternate Title Locomotives 4501 and 630: 20
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 No. 630, Consolidation
Builder, locomotive American Locomotive Company (Richmond), 1904
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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