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Lloyd Ash as Fireman on Locomotive 4501 (editor's title)

Sometimes it took two people to keep the fire hot on locomotive 4501 during its 1966 excursion run, so Lloyd Ash (1910-90) of Eckerty, Indiana, was asked to join the engine crew. Ash, then a locomotive engineer, had fired the 4501 before, and did an excellent job of keeping the fire hot without help. He worked for the Southern Railway for 36 years.
Alternate Title Locomotives 4501 and 630: 10
Source John Gruber
Coverage Spatial, Kentucky; Temporal, August 23, 1966
Rights John Gruber
Date Created 1966-08-23
Resource Type
Extent 35 mm
Depicted Railroad
Location Kentucky
Depicted Occupation
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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