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..)
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» Wauhatchie Tower (more..)
» Wauhatchie, Tennessee, USA (more..)
» April 06, 1977
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» AFT 4449 (more..)
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» Ron Flanary (more..)
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April 6, 1977: The "Daylight"--ex-Southern Pacific GS-4 number 4449--had completed American Freedom Train duties, and was working her way back home to Portland. 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. I'm a little partial to N&W 611---only because I remember the Js from my youth---but the 4449 is one awesome machine. I wish I had seen her in SP Daylight colors.
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