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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

SOU #1870

 This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1924
Construction number c/n 65699
Constructed by Alco Locomotive Works (Pittsburgh, PA)
Southern Class As-11
Cylinder size (inches) 25"x28"
Steam pressure (pouind per square inch) 190 lbs
Driver size (diameter) 51"
Weight (in pounds) 214,000 lbs
Tractive effort (in pounds) 53,500 lbs

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.

 

 Photos:

SOU-1869-unknown-ca-19xx-xx-xx-unknown-Ed-Bowers-Bud-Laws.jpg (61427 bytes)

Click on the image to get a larger size.

I have not found a photo of the 1870 in A&Y or Southern lettering.

This photo of a brother As-11 to the 1870, Southern 1869, comes from the collection of Bud Laws (alt.binaries.pictures.rails usenet group) and shown byTom Daspit too (see his Southern Railway site).

 

 


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