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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &


A&Y #106

This 4-6-0 locomotive was built in 1901 (c/n 3305) as #38 of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad by Alco in Richmond, VA.  It became A&Y #106 in December 19, 1929.  Unlike the 109 and 113 acquired at the same time, this Ten Wheeler was two years older I am not sure when this locomotive was retired.

Construction year 1901
Construction number c/n 3305
Constructed by Alco Locomotive Works (Richmond, VA)
Southern Class n/a
Cylinder size (inches) 19"x26"
Steam pressure (pouind per square inch) 200 lbs
Driver size (diameter) 68"
Weight (in pounds) 142,000 lbs
Tractive effort (in pounds) 23,460 lbs



Click on the image to get a larger size.

This photo of the 106 was taken in Greensboro on March 22, 1932 by an unknown photographer. I purchased the print.

To see the following details, examine the larger image: See the Southern Railway ten wheeler in the left background, which in my tif format scan looks to be #948 or #943. In the right background, you can make out some railroad buildings. I'm not sure what parts those are (draft gear boxes?) on the ground in the middle foreground.

ay106_ca_00_1900_vonderlippe.jpg (1030252 bytes) This July 1937 photo of 106 in Greensboro comes from a photo in the collection of Kevin von der Lippe.
A&Y-106-Greensboro-ca-19380417-by-Burton-Mac-Connery-Bott-Collection.jpg (328343 bytes)

Burton photographed this passenger Locomotive at Greensboro on April 17, 1938, a year before service was discontinued. Print obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC. Bissenger, Humphrey, and Sink all have this photo in their collections as well.


A&Y-106-unknown-Connery-ca-19xxxxxx.jpg (74341 bytes) This undated photo of 106 is also in the collection of Mac Connery.
AY106_Greensboro_193x_Bowie.jpg (119094 bytes) Although this photograph looks like it was taken on the same day as the one immediately above, there are differences which suggest a different photographer or slightly different time of day. This image of the 106 is from the Bowie collection that I purchased.
A&Y-106-unknown-Connery-ca-19xxxxxx-Bott-Collection.jpg (278092 bytes) Even though a similar pose as the two above, there are subtle background differences that suggest this is a different photo, likely taken on the same day though. Another unknown photographer and the photo back suggests it came from RJ Alford collection. I purchased it. The crease is fire damage.


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