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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

A&Y #481

 This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1903
Construction number c/n 23250
Constructed by Baldwin Locomotive Works (Philadelphia, PA)
Southern Class J
Cylinder size (inches) 21"x28"
Steam pressure (pouind per square inch) 200 lbs
Driver size (diameter) 56"
Weight (in pounds) 171,550 lbs
Tractive effort (in pounds) 37,485 lbs

This was another class J Consolidation built by Baldwin in Philadelphia (s/n 23250) in 1903 for the Southern Railway. The number was kept when it was leased by the A&Y. A&Y requested another 21" wide firebox locomotive to replace the 541 in the lease. The 541 was due for flues and a new firebox. The 481 was the final choice for replacement after the 516 was considered and rejected. According to R.E. Prince the 481 was sold to the East St. Louis on March 4, 1952. According to other records, it was retired from service as early as February 1941.

Photos:

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This photo of A&Y 481 in Greensboro circa September 1946 comes from a photo in the collection of Harold K. Vollrath. Image obtained from Mac Connery.

 

 


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