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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

A&Y #348

This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1900
Construction number c/n 2190
Constructed by Richmond Locomotive and Machine Works
Southern Class H-3
Cylinder size (inches) 21"x28"
Steam pressure (pouind per square inch) 200 lbs
Driver size (diameter) 60"
Weight (in pounds) 152,800 lbs
Tractive effort (in pounds) 34,986 lbs

This Class H-3 Consolidation was built as Southern Railway #435 by the Richmond Locomotive and Machine Works in 1900 (c/n 2190). It was renumbered 348 in 1903 and kept this number when restencilled for the A&Y.  It began operating on the A&Y March 9, 1936 under daily rental from Southern at "family lines price" of $18/day per 6/14/1923 agreement.  The 348 was transferred from Danville division. The engine was changed from a daily rental unit to be included under the A&Y - Southern locomotive lease agreement. It was restencilled for the subsidiary on August 1, 1936. This little consolidation was used on the Climax to Ramseur branch because it had a wheelbase sufficiently short for the turntable and was light enough for the weak trestles on that line. Listed November 19, 1937 as valued at $15,500. Rental at that time was $51.59 per month.  The 348 presumably served the A&Y until the Southern took over in 1950.  The engine was retired July 19, 1952.

 

Photos:

A&Y-348-greensboro-1939-06-11-unknown-tom-wicker-01.jpg (562866 bytes)

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This shot was taken June 11, 1939 at Pomona Yard, Greensboro, NC.

Collection of Tom Wicker, Sanford, NC.
Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.

 

AY_348_greensboro_1939_gay

The 348 was photographed at Greensboro, NC, June 12, 1939.

In the collection of Theo. A. Gay, Brooklyn, NY.
Obtained from Robert L. Harris.

A&Y-348-Greensboro-193x-Bowie.jpg (142672 bytes) This photo taken by an unknown photographer at an unknown date, likely at Greensboro in Pomona Yardl I obtained the print when I purchased the Bowie collection.
A&Y-348-greensboro-1946-04-28-by-charles-auman-tom-wicker-01.jpg (417778 bytes)

This shot was taken April 28, 1946 at Pomona Yard, Greensboro, NC.

Collection of Tom Wicker, Sanford, NC.
Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.

 

A&Y-348-greensboro-1950-06-18-by-unknown-tom-wicker_01.jpg (580484 bytes)

This shot was taken June 18, 1950 at Pomona Yard, Greensboro, NC.

Collection of Tom Wicker, Sanford, NC.
Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.

 

 

 

 


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