The second annual 21st Century Steam Excursion heads south through central Alabama as the 630 chugs towards Wilton for the halfway point in today's journey.
Here we see the SOU#6901 coming out of the shed in Duluth to get some sun. It was really cool to see her again after a long time.
Southern Railway #630 heads her train including an RPO westbound over Chickamauga Creek after departing Grand Junction. In about ten minutes she will have arrived at the East Chattanooga Depot aft... (more)
Southern Railway #630 leads her train eastbound over Chickamauga Creek as she approaches Grand Junction Depot.
The trestle in the background is the old CSX Tyner Branch nearly abandoned when th... (more)
Southern Railway #630 leaves Greenville, SC bound for the NCTM on a wet, dreary day in June. This was the first time in well over a decade that a steam engine had graced the rails in the Upstate o... (more)
TVRM's Missionary Ridge local makes its way back east towards Grand Junction, crossing a large bridge over a tributary of the Tennessee River. The original bridge abutments can be seen below to th... (more)
A Southern box car with a newly repaired door sits outside the shops near the Altoona station, seen in the distance.
SOU 630 letting passengers on the Missionary Ridge Local and is about to pull out of Grand Central Station.
Southern 401 pulls its train past Stair Tower at Monticello Railway Museum. Stair Tower is a brand new tower that was just completed this year. Nice to see a new tower pop up with seemingly all th... (more)
Following Thomas the Tank Engine through the museum was Southern 2601 with the Caboose Train
SOU 385 sits at the Whippany Rail Museum, This steamer was restored to its Southern livery. Built in 1907, It had two owners Southern and Morris County Central.
Southern #630 departing Old Terminal Station at 2nd Ave heading north up the West End District for Parrish, AL, Thanks to TVRM and NS for the great show of Steam to start the day off.
We're on eastbound Extra CNO&TP 6344 East stopped at Watertown,WI. to make a pickup off the C&NW Transfer track. We must have left our train west of the C&NW Interlocking and crossed over as the t... (more)
630 engineer David Pugh services the locomotive at the former Terminal Station site after a day of steam excursions out of Birmingham, AL.