This locomotive had the following characteristics:
This was a class Ks consolidation built by the soon-to-be-Alco Pittsburgh Locomotive and Car Works (c/n 28949) in 1904 for the Southern Railway. The number would have been kept if it was rented by the A&Y.
At some point,, the A&Y requested another 22" "wide firebox" engine to be added to the lease. The Southern Railway wrote back that the 659 was available. The A&Y did not accept the 659 due to the high cost of repair quoted by the Southern. No evidence exists that the 659 was rented either. According to R.E. Prince, the 659 was sold to Baltimore Steel Co. in November, 1952.
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