locked Re: Locos and Traffic on the Atlanta-Birmingham Line
C J Wyatt
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I think that I can speak for early 1947. Steam locomotives regularly used would be AGS and Birmingham Division assigned, though assignments were starting to go via the wayside.
4-6-2 Class Ps-4
4-8-2 Class Ts and Ts-1 (USRA light)
2-8-2 Class Ms, Ms-1 (USRA light and copies), Ms-4 (USRA heavy copies), and Ms-7 (acquired from Erie RR during WWII, some with Vanderbilt tenders)
2-8-8-2 Class Ls-2 (simple) and maybe Ls-1 (compound)
2-8-0 Class Ks (maybe, but Class Ms frequently used for local freight)
I don't think F-units were showing up regularly on through freight's so the E6 on The Southerner might be the only diesel which you would see. Want more diesel's than steam locomotives? Skip forward until 1950.
At one time I considered modeling the Birmingham Division, so if you would like to have a conversation sometime, I'd be glad to talk with you.
On Sunday, September 19, 2021, 03:17:04 PM EDT, James Walton <whovianwil@...> wrote:
I'm interested in the line for both historical and potential modelling purposes.
Do you know what steam and diesel locomotive types were commonly used?
On Sun, Sep 19, 2021, 13:53 C J Wyatt <cjwyatt@...> wrote: