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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

A&Y #478

This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1902
Construction number c/n 21290
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 21290) in 1902 for the Southern Railway. The number was kept when it was leased by the A&Y. 478 replaced 280 and 338 in the A&Y lease agreement. The 478 was delivered to A&Y on October 26, 1945. The 478 saw service in the last year of the A&Y's existence and was retired in April, 1950.

Photos:

AY_478_greensboro_1948_driscoll

This photo of the 478 was taken at Greensboro. David Driscoll of Reidsville, NC photographed the 478 in Pomona Yard on April 4, 1948. From the collection of Tom Wicker, Sanford, NC. Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.

 


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