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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

A&Y #315

 This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1901
Construction number c/n 3126
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 built by Alco in Richmond in 1901 (c/n 3126) and was retired in December, 1946.  The A&Y 315 was not renumbered when leased from the Southern Railway, although pre-1903  it was #402.  The consolidation was denoted as Class H-1 by the Southern Railway according to Richard E. Prince's Southern Railway book. 

The 315 was removed from the A&Y lease on October 14, 1937 because it was to go to Spencer shops for heavy repairs that were due in January of 1938. The locomotive was sent to Spencer in October 1937, and it was not restencilled for Southern Railway. It was replaced in the A&Y lease by 458.

 Photos:

AY315-ca-1937-by-Younts-or-Way-20180919.jpg (599411 bytes)

This photo of 315 pulling an A&Y passenger train was taken by either Mr. Younts or Way in 1937. It was shared with me courtesy of Ann Hice.

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ay_315_19xx_xx_xx_greensboro_unknown_atherton_01.jpg (203159 bytes) The 315 was located in Greensboro, likely in 1935 as it matches closely to the location of the photo below. This photo was believed to be one by C.P. Atherton.

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ay_315_1945_05_xx_greensboro_unknown_vollrath_01.jpg (190242 bytes) The date for the C.P. Atherton photo above was chosen because of its likeness to this scene attributed to Harold K. Vollrath and taken in Greensboro during 1935. Note the smoke of an additional locomotive behind the 315? It's possible this is simply a crop of an identical or similar figure.

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This page  last edited Friday, September 21, 2018