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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

SOU #655

 This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1904
Construction number c/n 28945
Constructed by Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works
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 the soon-to-be-Alco Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works (c/n 28945) in 1904 for the Southern Railway. The number would have been  kept if it was rented by the A&Y.

In April, 1946, the A&Y requested a 22" "wide firebox" engine to be added to the lease. The Southern Railway wrote back that the 655 was available. The 655 was not chosen by the A&Y due to the high cost of repair quoted by the Southern. No evidence exists that the 655 was rented either. According to R.E. Prince, the 655 was retired in May, 1950.

Photos:

No A&Y photo of the 655 is likely.

 


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