This is another shot by the late R.D. (Dick) Sharpless of Atlanta. It shows us why a "going away" shot has many redeeming values. The engine--Southern Railway Ms-4 Mike 4866--was built by Alco's R... (more)
Three Southern EMD SDs with SD24 #6302 leading bring southbound #117 through Greensboro in the summer of 1972.
Eastbound loaded coal train crossing US Highway 23 at Duffield, VA || March 1975
After letting AB62 pass it on track 2 moments earlier, the second run of today’s NS Employee Steam Special begins the trek ... (more)
The April 20, 1985 Dogwood Arts Festival Special ran from Chattanooga to Knoxville, a distance of approximately 111 miles each way. The power was Southern Ms Class 2-8-2 4501. Southern 4501 was bu... (more)
Highball With another successful turning of the train complete, the Southern 630 gets up to speed and takes her employee special train back to Birmingham while a double stack train waits f... (more)
Southern still serves the South
Southern 630 hustles along the CNO&TP with a 21st Century Steam excursion to Harriman, TN. A 1/25th pan shot.
With F3A units 4129 and 4140, Southern's westbound Extra crosses Stoney Point Bridge near Stoney Point, Tenn. en route from Bulls Gap to Frisco on Oct. 5, 1963, sending the cattle scampering.
Southern 630 enters a S curve south of Rockwood with a NS 21st Century Steam excursion. Steam returned to the CNO&TP with a Chattanooga to Harriman, TN round trip.
Southern 630's rods, which ran slightly hot on the northbound trip, get greased up in preparation for the run south.
A 21st Century Steam excursion heads north to Harriman during a fall color trip.
A 21st Century Steam excursion heads north from Attalla, AL to Chattanooga, TN in the fall color.
Passing a house and barn that was no doubt passed by numerous Southern steam engines in revenue service, Southern 630 leads 956 north through the bucolic Tennessee countryside.