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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

A&Y #483

 This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1903
Construction number c/n 23280
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 23280) in 1903 for the Southern Railway. The number was kept when it was leased by the A&Y. The lease started on February 8, 1940 as "another wide firebox engine" along with 541. The Southern made and recorded repairs to machinery, renewal of firebox, jacket and lagging for a total cost of $6,000 to prepare the 483 for use by A&Y. These repairs were done at Spencer.  According to R.E. Prince the 481 was retired in June, 1950.

 

Photos:

A&Y-483-summerfield-CM-Clegg-Beebe-book-01.jpg (200602 bytes)

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This photo of A&Y 483 in Summerfield, NC by Charles Clegg was included in Lucius M. Beebe and Howard Fogg's book Mixed Train Daily: a Book of Shortline Railroads published in 1947.

 

A&Y-483-Charlotte-1935-09-14-by-paul-parrish-tom-wicker-collection.jpg (292840 bytes) This photo of the 483 in Southern lettering was taken by Paul Parrish on September 14, 1935 in Charlotte, NC.

 


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