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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

Southern #472

 This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1902
Construction number c/n 21260
Constructed by Baldwin Locomotive Works (Philadelphia, PA)
Southern Class J-2
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 was a class J-2 Consolidation built by Baldwin (s/n 21260) in 1902 for the Southern Railway. The number was kept if it was leased by the A&Y. 

Listed on November 19, 1937 with a value of $15,600 and quoted for rental at $53.03 per month. The 472 was supposed to have started on the lease as of December 1937 as a replacement for A&Y 310, but a letter dated January 17, 1938 states that the 449 was used instead of the 472 due to the high cost of repairing 472 for use.

It is very likely that the 472 never saw service on the A&Y before it was retired on February 27, 1939 at Haynes shops.

 

Photos:

No A&Y photo of 472 is known or likely to exist.

 


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