RailPictures.Net Photo: AFT 4449 American Freedom Train Steam 4-8-4 at Wauhatchie, Tennessee by Ron Flanary
 
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American Freedom Train (more..)
Steam 4-8-4 (more..)
Wauhatchie Tower (more..)
Wauhatchie, Tennessee, USA (more..)
April 09, 1977
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AFT 4449 (more..)
Unknown
Ron Flanary (more..)
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The "Daylight"--ex-Southern Pacific GS-4 number 4449--had completed American Freedom Train duties, and was working her way back home to Seattle. Along the way, the big engine ran a few trips on Southern Railway, including this southbound return trip of a Birmingham to Chattanooga excursion. Here, the 4449 is approaching old Wauhatchie Tower, south of Chattanooga, with her "father"--Doyle McCormick--at the throttle. Alerted by the train order signal at a 45 degree angle (pick up orders "on the fly"), the Southern RFE is leaning out to snag the Clearance Form A and Form 19 TO from the operator as several railfan photographers are poised with their 35mm SLRs at the ready. Were you there?
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