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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &


A&Y #280

 This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1899
Construction number c/n 2911
Constructed by Alco Locomotive Works (Richmond, VA)
Southern Class H-1
Cylinder size (inches) 21"x28"
Steam pressure (pouind per square inch) 200 lbs
Driver size (diameter) 60"
Weight (in pounds) 158,200 lbs
Tractive effort (in pounds) 34,986 lbs

This Consolidation was retired in September of 1946. Originally H-1 class SR #267, it was renumbered SR #280 and kept that number when leased to the A&Y. 



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 The 280 was photographed in Pomona Yard, Greensboro by Charles Auman, Reidsville, NC.

The date of the photograph is unknown. Although it appears that the locomotive was ready to be retired or was in for major repairs.

From the collection of Tom Wicker, Sanford, NC.
Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.


AY-280-Greensboro-193711xx-by-SP-Davidson-in-bowie-collection-01.jpg (160738 bytes)

Also in Greensboro, S.P. Davidson caught the Consolidation in November, 1937.

From the collection of Mike O'Neal, Tullahoma, TN.
Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.

Also in Bowie collection which I purchased.


AY-280-greensboro-193812xx-by-unknown-in-atherton_01.jpg (203122 bytes) Photo is dated December, 1938 and located in Greensboro. From the Atherton collection.
ay_280_1939_xx_xx_greensboro_unknown_bissinger_01.jpg (143199 bytes) Photo is dated 1939 and located in Greensboro. From the Bissinger collection.
AY-280-greensboro-1939xxxx-by-unknown-in-Schick-01.jpg (161487 bytes) Photo is dated 1939 and located in Greensboro. From the Schick collection. This one could be from same photographer/date as the one above in the Bissinger collection?
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David Driscoll caught #280 in Pomona Yard on June 11, 1939.

From the collection of Tom Wicker, Sanford, NC.
Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.












I would appreciate any further information you might have regarding this locomotive.


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