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Steam excursion departing Knoxville, Tennessee (editor's title)

Steam excursion departing Knoxville, Tennessee, behind ex-Southern Railway 2-8-0 no. 154 on November 13, 2011. Built in 1890 by the Schenectady Locomotive Works, predecessor of Alco, the engine first served the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia until it merged with the Richmond & Danville in 1894 to former the Southern Railway. Southern retired the no. 154 in 1953 and donated it to the City of Knoxville, which put the locomotive on display in a city park. In 2008, Knoxville donated the 154 to the Gulf & Ohio Railway, which restored it to operating condition. It is the oldest operating Southern Railway locomotive and the oldest operating product of the Schenectady Locomotive Works. The train is running from Knoxville to Alcoa with an excursion for the Lexington Group in Transportation History, hosted by Norfolk Southern. It is shown crossing the Tennessee River on a Pratt through truss bridge with Warren deck truss approaches, built in 1940.
Source Scott Lothes, Madison, Wisconsin
Coverage Spatial, Knoxville, Tennessee; Temporal, November 13, 2011
Rights Scott Lothes
Date Created 2011-11-13
Resource Type
Extent 12.8 megapixel RAW file
Depicted Railroad
Location Knoxville, Tennessee
Equipment, Locomotive 2-8-0 no. 154
Equipment: Cars Norfolk Southern executive fleet
Builder, locomotive Schenectady Locomotive Works, 1890
Creator Description Scott Lothes grew up in West Virginia and Ohio, and has a bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for three years as the assistant editor of an engineering magazine, and then spent two years living, traveling, and teaching English in Asia. He won the 2003 Trains magazine photography contest and was co-winner of the Center's 2006 Creative Photography Award. In August 2011, he became executive director for the Center.
Collection Scott Lothes Collection
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