A year ago today, I saw 610 steam for the last time before she went down for her overhaul. She is currently sitting under the shelter in East Chattanooga (where 4501 sat before going in for work),... (more)
The TVRM excursion from Chattanooga to Summerville passes the old classic store in Rock Spring.
Tennessee Valley #610 charges upgrade with a Missionary Ridge Local run at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.
UPDATE: Over the weekend of December 12th, 2010, 610's water injectors froze in th... (more)
On an unusually cold day in east Tennessee, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's #610 coasts into the Grand Junction boarding area.
On an unusually cold day in east Tennessee Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's #610 charges upgrade with one of their local runs.
Tennessee Valley 610 approaching the Lytle Road crossing. In just a few moments, this Chickamauga-bound train will enter the historic Chickamauga National Battlefield in final approach to its dest... (more)
The 610 works around the wye at Grand Junction. Hopefully passengers will notice the impeccably maintained track and ballast and well manicured grounds!
The 610 arrives to a modest audience at TVRM's Grand Junction station during a torrential downpour. This photo pretty much sums up my railfanning experiences over the past year or so, during which... (more)
Fireman Andrew Durden heaves a scoop of coal into the firebox of the 610 as the engine powers one of TVRM's Missionary Ridge trips.
A Missionary Ridge Local trip highballs for Grand Junction as Joe Wilson and Andrew Durden watch the tracks ahead.
A crane loads the 610's tender with coal while the engine is serviced on a mild December afternoon. The 610 is all decked out with Christmas lights for a series of North Pole Limited trips on TVRM... (more)
A TVRM engineer running the museum's ex-Army 610 looks back for a signal.
I'm not sure of the heritage of this whistle on TVRM 610---but it replicates the sound of a Southern Ps-4 or an N&W J. Sounds great!
TVRM crewman bleeds condensation from number 610's cross compound air pump.
Right side eccentric crank of TVRM's ex-Army Consolidation number 610.