Finishing the day in style, Southern 4501 and 630 doublehead out of the 1858 Missionary Ridge tunnel on the TVRM mainline as they bring the local train back to the Soule Shops at East Chattanooga ... (more)
Prior to pulling its first excursion run after an extensive rebuild, there was a brief dedication ceremony held at Grand Junction for Southern Railway #4501. Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Pres... (more)
After a day of excursions during Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's annual Railfest, Southern 2-8-2 #4501 and 2-8-0 #630 doubleheaded on their final run to East Chattanooga. Shortly after departi... (more)
Returning from its first "revenue run" under steam in 16 years, Southern Railway mike 4501 puts on a show as it crosses Chickamauga Creek just west of the Grand Junction station and wye. Thanks to... (more)
Making an grand entrance giving us a display is black smoke, and cinders Southern 4501 finish up its first round trip on the Missionary Ridge local. Once the train the to the depot sister unit Sou... (more)
It has been 16 years since the face of Southern Railway Steam, ran the high iron pulling railfans alike throughout the Southern Railway and Norfolk Southern System for nearly 48 years. Today South... (more)
Southern 2-8-0 #630 and 2-8-2 #4501 simmers side by side in the sunset at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Soule Shops in Chattanooga, TN, the evening prior to TVRM's "Railfest". Pho... (more)
4501 backs out of the Soule Shops Thursday night.
Southern Railway 4501 returned to life today, as sister 630 looks on.
Southern's Frisco local takes a breather as the crew gets further instructions inside the yard office. Frisco is an important CSX-NS junction on the Tennessee-Virginia state line near Kingsport, T... (more)
A Southern GP38-2 is fueled and sanded at Andover, and ready for assignment to the next run. It's two days before Christmas, 1983.