This locomotive had the following characteristics:
This was a class K consolidation built by Alco in Richmond (c/n 29142) in 1904 for the Southern Railway. The number was kept when it was leased by the A&Y. Southern Railway letters reference the 845 as being "transferred to the Atlantic & Yadkin Railway Company assignment." The transfer to A&Y was effective 8/20/1943. A letter dated 9/23/1943 mentions that the 845 works the North end of Pomona Yard, but not every day since it's a 24 hour per day job. Other engines mentioned as working this job were SR 1866, 772, 637. The 845 was also mentioned in a 1948 letter about switchers and a 1949 letter about delays at Pomona. So the 845 had a relatively long career with the A&Y. According to R.E. Prince, the 845 was sold to Granite City Steel Company in March, 1952.
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