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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

A&Y #803

This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1910
Construction number c/n 35589
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

 

The 803 was in A&Y service on a rental basis from September 3, 1946 until at least August 30, 1948, when A&Y President and General Manager E. L. Faulconer requested that it be included in the lease agreement instead. Mr. Faulconer mentioned to Mr. G.W. Adams, General Manager of the Southern, that business was such that the A&Y could use two additional 21" firebox consolidations. Mr. Adams offered the A&Y the 440 and the 454, then available at Spencer but needing repairs. On October 1, 1948, Mr. Adams agrees to convert the 803 from rented to leased, and it appeared to serve on the A&Y until it was folded into the Winston-Salem division in 1950. The 803 was retired in January 1952 according to the roster recorded by R.E. Prince.

 

 Photos:

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A&Y #803 at Walnut Cove, NC, September 29, 1949.

Photo by unknown in collection of Dale Roberts. Obtained from SRHA.

 

 

 

 


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