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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &


A&Y #348

This Class H-3 Consolidation was built as Southern Railway #435 by Alco in Richmond 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 daily rental unit to be included under the A&Y - Southern locomotive lease agreement and restencilled for the short line 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.

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.




AY_348_pomona_1946_wickerThis shot was taken April 28, 1946 at Pomona Yard, Greensboro, NC.

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





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