SOU #630 to Oneida, TN

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bogray

Kentucky Colonel
As part of Norfolk Southern Railway's 21st Century Steam program, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Southern #630 hauled a steam excursion train from Chattanooga to Oneida, TN and back on a sunny November Sunday.

The stout little Consolidation was used by the Southern in regular freight service until 1952 and has had a distinguished excursion career since the late 1960's on both mainline and museum trips.

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Working through the bend near Hixson, TN.

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Looks like the diesels were doing most of the hard pulling...that's a pretty clear stack!
 

bogray

Kentucky Colonel
As part of Norfolk Southern Railway's 21st Century Steam program, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Southern #630 hauled a steam excursion train from Chattanooga to Oneida, TN on a sunny November Sunday.

The stout little Consolidation was used by the Southern in regular freight service until 1952 and has had a distinguished excursion career since the late 1960's on both mainline and museum trips.

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I liked the old crossing signals.

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Coming...and...

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...going.

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Near Roddy, TN...thanks for the location tip, Mr. Bell!
 

bogray

Kentucky Colonel
As part of Norfolk Southern Railway's 21st Century Steam program, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Southern #630 hauled a steam excursion train from Chattanooga to Oneida, TN on a sunny November Sunday.

The stout little Consolidation was used by the Southern in regular freight service until 1952 and has had a distinguished excursion career since the late 1960's on both mainline and museum trips.

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The train has stopped near Oakdale, TN for a walkaround inspection.

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Check out that gorgeous 1955 Chrysler Imperial at the base of the trestle.

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Southbound and down, headed for home with the setting sun on the smokebox (and in the engineer's eyes!).
 




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