SOU Southern Railway pics

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  1. BNSF FAN

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    Here's one from the Richard Prince collection

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  2. BNSF FAN

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    Photographer unknown. Only this caption was with the photo - "#1452 at Asheville, North Carolina on Feb. 8th, 1952"
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  3. Hardcoaler

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    2-8-0 at Asheville, July 21, 1948. [Collection of Ron Flanary]

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  4. Hardcoaler

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    From 04/11/1984 at Howell's Interlocking, Atlanta, GA.

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    On former CofG track at Montgomery, AL on 06/03/1984, a GP-30 is on the point. Several years later, this line was abandoned in favor of a line purchased from the ICG on the other side of town. Today, you'd never guess there was a railroad here.

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  6. Hardcoaler

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    SOU Ps-4 #1401 at the Smithsonian, Washington, DC 09/1989.

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    Got Power? Drizzly autumn day in 1977 at Knoxville, TN

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    Wow, that's some power!(y)
     
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  9. Hardcoaler

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    From 03/04/1978 at Knoxville, TN, GP-9 6245, built 1955.

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  10. HemiAdda2d

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    Remind me again what the alphabet letter number suffixes are to denote?

    Probably the only SOU equipment I have a photograph of. Cheyenne, WY, 2003-2005.

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  11. Hardcoaler

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    The letter codes served as checks to be sure engine numbers were properly reported. There was a convoluted method used to assign them.
     
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  12. Hardcoaler

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    At SOU's John Sevier Yard in Knoxville, TN on 12/03/1977, calf 1097. I haven't been able to identify what model locomotive this is. Its cow is the 1128, an SW-7.

    1977-12-03 002 LOCO SOU 1097 Knoxville TN - for upload.jpg
     
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  13. BoxcabE50

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    Sure looks like the fuel tank is missing from 6245?
     
  14. Kurt Moose

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    Not much fuel capacity in this one...:cautious:

    Is there a tank under there?!
     
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  15. acptulsa

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    Some high nose units store fuel in that nose. I think that improved weight distribution, while the tank was full.
     
  16. Kurt Moose

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    Usually like a "TR"?
     
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  17. Hardcoaler

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    That's what I was thinking too, but the 1097 doesn't show on any Internet rosters. In fact, none show anything occupying 1093 - 1097, yet I found a website without a roster that shows photos of sister units 1094 and 1094 and calls then TR2s! So, let's go with that. Kinda weird.
     
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    More geeps in Knoxville, autumn 1977.

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    From 06/04/1978, T&P 2-10-4 #610 works a fantrip at Knoxville. After using the 610 for four years, Southern returned it to Texas in 1981 and it's been on display at the Texas State Railroad in Palestine, TX since. Just another exhibit in our TrainBoard discussions regarding the fan euphoria and great expense of rebuilding "new" steam locomotives, while fine operating examples like the 610 are cast aside and forgotten.

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