Engineer Frank Welsh is at the controls of Southern 4501 as the Missionary Ridge Local departs East Chattanooga for the first trip of the day.
SOU 4501 and 630 pose side-by-side at the depot in Summerville, GA. This was part of a Lerro Productions photo charter.
Southern Railway 4501 is seen passing by Dearborn Street Station on a 4th of July steam special. Tom Golden photo.
Southern 4501 leads the final Missionary Ridge Local of the day over South Chickamauga Creek as it heads west for East Chattanooga.
Student Engineer Rikki Burchett takes her turn at the throttle of 4501 on her first trip in the seat with the Missionary Ridge Local. Safe to say that this Mikado is just a little bigger than the ... (more)
Southern 4501 pulls up to East Chattanooga with the first Missionary Ridge Local of the day.
After being closed to the public since March 14th due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum has returned to running public excursions. To mark the occasion, Southern 4501 ... (more)
Southern Railway superstar 4501 greets the morning sun and passengers for the day's "Summerville Steam Special" doubleheader. 4501s accompanying power, Southern 630, is currently ferryin... (more)
Southern Railway 4501 and 630 lead a photo freight in Chattanooga, TN just outside of the Missionary Ridge Tunnel. This was part of a Lerro Productions photo charter.
TVRM’s train 100 is seen heading out of the missionary ridge tunnel with Southern 4501 up front. After months of waiting today was finally the day. With the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum being ... (more)
Back in steam for the summer
Southern 4501 and 630 double-head a photo freight just outside of the Missionary Ridge Tunnel in Chattanooga, TN. This was part of a Lerro Productions photo charter.
TVRM's Southern steamers sit face to face in as 4501 is readied for its trek to Georgia the following day. 630 was sidelined due to a broken leaf spring that was fixed within a day by the remarkab... (more)
Southern 4501 pops out of the Missionary Ridge Tunnel on the east side of Chattanooga, TN during a Lerro Productions Charter,