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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &


A&Y #311

This Consolidation was built by Alco in Richmond in 1900 (c/n 3041) and was scrapped at Spencer Shops in March, 1939.  The A&Y 311 was not renumbered when leased from the Southern Railway though pre-1903  it was #298.  The consolidation was denoted as Class H-1 by the Southern Railway according to Richard E. Prince's Southern Railway book. Listed as valued at $15.1K on November 19, 1937.  It was removed from the lease and A&Y service on May 31, 1938. Last trip on A&Y was January 22, 1938. Sent to Spencer from Pomona on January 23, 1938 and stored at Spencer by the Southern.

AY_311_pomona_1933_wicker Here's the 311 at Pomona Yard, Greensboro on March 16, 1933.

Photo by James Bowie in Tom Wicker collection, Sanford, NC.
Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.




AY_311_sanford_1937_marshHere's the other side of the #311 photographed at Sanford, NC on June 9, 1937.

Photo by ? in Ken Marsh Collection.
Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.




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