This locomotive had the following characteristics:
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.
This website is copyrighted 1998-2016 by David M. Bott. Images appearing on this website may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law, donor restrictions, and other rights or policies. The Railroad Roman font used in the title was bought from Ben Coifman. Persons who contemplate copying and using font or images should obtain all necessary permissions pertaining to use. Authorization to use images credited to the North Carolina Collection, University of N.C. Library at Chapel Hill should be sought from the Collection at CB#3934, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890. Telephone 919-962-7992. Images credited to the North Carolina State Library Photo Archives are considered in the public domain. Images credited to others or unknown are subject to copyright restrictions and permission for use should be obtained.
This page last edited Sunday, September 23, 2018