This locomotive had the following characteristics:
The 1870 was built by Alco in Richmond, VA in 1924. This class As-11 0-8-0 switcher was referenced as an "1800 series switcher at Pomona." There is no evidence to think that this 0-8-0 was lettered for the A&Y. Other correspondence suggests that 1800 class 0-8-0's were tested along the A&Y's Furnace Branch and the very heavy switcher spread the light rails. From then on the large switchers were banned from working the A&Y switching in Greensboro. The "Jeep" equivalent of steam locomotives, 2-8-0 Consolidations, were usually employed for the industrial switching jobs in Greensboro.
According to R.E. Prince's roster, the 1870 was sold to the Baltimore Steel Company in August, 1953.
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