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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

A&Y 541

This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1903
Construction number c/n 22531
Constructed by Baldwin Locomotive Works (Philadelphia, PA)
Southern Class J
Cylinder size (inches) 21"x28"
Steam pressure (pound 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 22531) in 1903 for the Southern Railway. The number was kept when it was rented/leased by the A&Y. 

Was leased to A&Y beginning 1/15/1940 as a "wide firebox engine". A 6000 gal tender was substituted for the 5000 gal one it had prior to leasing. It cost $4.2K to repair for leasing. Maintenance or repair requirements were too much for the A&Y in 1948, so Superintendent Faulconer requested a 21" firebox replacement locomotive, the 516. However, the 516 was spoken for by another subsidiary, the HPRA&S, and Faulconer and the Southern eventually agreed to add the 481 as a substitute in the lease for 541. The A&Y was asked to cover the depreciation of the 541 since 1940, as the lease agreement required the A&Y to return engines in the same state as they were delivered. The $4,200 in repairs was reduced to $3,498.96 to cover depreciation from 1/15/1940 through 5/31/1948. And so ended the 541's service life.  According to R.E. Prince, the 541 was retired in September, 1948.

 

Photos:

A&Y-541-Sanford-NC-ca-1944-unknown-Bott20180923.jpg (329377 bytes)

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 An in-service photo of the 541 near the water tank in Sanford, NC during June, 1944.  RPPC in David Bott collection.

A&Y-541-unknown-Connery-ca-19xxxxxx.jpg (112135 bytes)  Print by unknown photographer dated June 1947.  It was obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.
A&Y-541-Greensboro-1947-08-13-unknown-Bissinger-RJ-Alford.jpg (5593802 bytes) This photo is very similar to the one from Mac Connery immediately above, but taken from a slightly different angle. The date on this photo is August 13, 1947 and had the name Bissinger on the print from RJ Alford collection.
A&Y-541-Greensboro-NC-ca-1944-06-unknown-Bott-20180923.jpg (243197 bytes) The 541 in Greensboro during June, 1944. The photographer may be Thomas Lawson. The negative is in Norm Dace and David Bott's collection.
A&Y-541-unknown-Norm-Dace-negative-ca19xx-Bott-Collection.jpg (974912 bytes) Another image of the 541 from Greensboro that may be just a slightly different perspective than the one from Norm Dace. This print is also in David Bott's collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This page  last edited Tuesday, September 25, 2018