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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

History &
Modeling


    

A&Y #811

This locomotive had the following characteristics: 

Construction year 1910
Construction number c/n 35673
Constructed by Baldwin (Philadelphia, PA)
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 811 was likely in A&Y service on a rental basis as it was mentioned in a 1949 report as power for an extra delayed by Southern trains/yard switchers at Pomona. I do not have evidence of renting or leasing, but the Southern didn't give its subsidiaries a free lunch. My best educated guess is that the 811 was a short term rental. I have no idea if it was relettered for the A&Y, although there is some indications in the correspondence files that even short rentals could result in A&Y lettering being applied and then Southern lettering re-applied upon the end of the rental period. The 811 was retired in March 1950 according to the roster recorded by R.E. Prince.

 

 Photos:

No known A&Y photos of the 811 exist.

 

 

 

 


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