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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &


A&Y #302

This Consolidation was originally numbered 289. It was a Southern Railway H-1 class and the number was changed to 302 by the Southern renumbering. It kept the number 302 when leased by the A&Y. Although it was listed on the A&Y lease until the short line was absorbed by the parent Southern Railway, the photographic evidence showed that in 1944 it was on the Knoxville Division working in Johnson City, TN as a Southern Railway locomotive. Southern retired the locomotive in November of 1952. Apparently, the whole working life of the 302 is not clear.

 This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1900
Construction number c/n 3032
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) 156,940 lbs
Tractive effort (in pounds) 34,986 lbs



A&Y-302-Greensboro-ca19xx-from-Bissenger-Bott-collection.jpg (343964 bytes)

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An undated photograph of the 302 in Greensboro from the Bissenger collection. Of interest is what appears to be a steam powered derrick in the background.
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This photo of 302 taken by David Driscoll on June 11, 1939 is in the collection of Tom Wicker.



A&Y-302-Greensboro-ca-19390612-Connery-negative-Bott-Collection.jpg (371357 bytes) Theo. A. Gay caught the 302 in Greensboro, NC on June 12, 1939.

From collection of Tom Sink, Greensboro, NC.
Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.

Also in the Bowie collection that I obtained on eBay.


A&Y-302-Greensboro-ca-193907xx-Dewey-Trogdon-collection.jpg (494761 bytes) In July of 1939 an unknown photographer got this shot of the 302 in Greensboro. A version of this photo was in the Dewey Trogdon collection and another was in the H.K. Vollrath collection.
SOU-302-Johnson-City-TN-ca-19441210-Wicker-collection.jpg (364498 bytes) This photo shows that on December 10, 1944 in Johnson City, Tennessee the 302 was in Southern lettering and working on the Knoxville division.

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