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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

A&Y #644

This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1904
Construction number c/n 28934
Constructed by Alco (Richmond, VA)
Southern Class K
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 K consolidation built by Alco in Richmond (c/n 28934) in 1904 for the Southern Railway. The number was kept when it was leased by the A&Y. 

The A&Y paid for the lease on 644, but the Danville Division crews operated it. It was listed on the A&Y lease as of November 19, 1937 and was valued at $20,500, while rental was for $68.47 per month. Letters reference the 644 as being "transferred to the Atlantic & Yadkin Railway Company assignment." This was effective August 20, 1943. A&Y 644 was investigated. A letter claims A&Y 644 "works one trick." Also mentioned in 1948 letter about switchers; and overall, it was considered a yard engine. According to R.E. Prince, the 644 was sold to East St. Louis on March 4, 1952.

Photos:

A&Y-644-Greensboro-NC-ca-1939-07-09-unknown-Bud-Laws.jpg (125588 bytes) The 644 was captured by an unknown photographer on July 9, 1937. This photo is in the Bud Laws collection.
A&Y-644-Greensboro-ca-1944-06-xx-unknown-Bud-Laws.jpg (215498 bytes) This photo, taken in Greensboro, shows the 644 in June 1944. The photographer was unknown. The print is in Bud Laws' collection.

A&Y #644 2-8-0 (111064 bytes)

A&Y #644 at Pomona Yard, Greensboro, NC October 12, 1948.

Photo by Charles Auman, Reidsville, NC in collection of Tom Wicker, Sanford, NC. Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.

A&Y #644 2-8-0 (103639 bytes)

A&Y #644 at Greensboro, NC February 20, 1949.

Photo by David Driscoll, Reidsville, NC in collection of Tom Wicker, Sanford, NC. Obtained from Mac Connery, Durham, NC.

ay644_unknown_t.jpg (3674 bytes) This is an unknown shot of 644, most likely shot in Greensboro since this was one of the bigger Consolidations that ever got on the A&Y and the A&Y bridges and trestles were not sufficient for heavier locomotives.

 


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