This locomotive had the following characteristics:
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.
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