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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

A&Y #578

 This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1906
Construction number c/n 39295
Constructed by Alco (Richmond, VA)
Southern Class Ks
Cylinder size (inches) 22"x30"
Steam pressure (pouind per square inch) 200 lbs
Driver size (diameter) 56" or 57"
Weight (in pounds) 197,750 lbs
Tractive effort (in pounds) 43,305 lbs

This was a class Ks consolidation built by Alco in Richmond (c/n 39295) in 1906 for the Southern Railway. The number was kept when it was rented by the A&Y in place of the 803. The 578 was rented to handle a Jordan Spreader for about 30 days at cost of $20.00 per day. The 578 could handle the Spreader where the 803 could not, so the exchange was made. When 578 returned, the 803 went back to the A&Y lease. According to R.E. Prince, the 578 was retired in March, 1950.

Photos:

No A&Y photo of the 578 is known.

 


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