locked Need SOU/R&D engine photo


Jim King
 

I’m researching the “big” engine that Southern operated on the Asheville & Craggy Mtn RR where I volunteer.  The entire branch still exists; we run that last 3.5 miles and NS switches 1 customer on the rest of the line.

 

ICC val report lists SOU 3325 on the line in 1916.  Prince’s book says that class was renumbered in 1910-12 by adding 2000 to the number, then shows all previous numbers and owners.  It’s a real shot in the dark to get a photo of that engine wearing any number.  It was part of the 3323-3327, 3333 group so any pic from these or predecessors would be great.  Here’s the lineage of 3325:

 

SOU 3325

Was SOU 1325

Was SOU 602

Was Richmond & Danville 302

Was R&D 5

 

Built 1880 at Altoona Shops, sold 3-1925 to A&CM as 3325 but was shown as leased by SOU in 1916 report.  There is no scrapping date.  I found a poor photo of 3333 in a scrap line on the Southern Railfan web site.

 

Got anything?

 

Jim King

http://smokymountainmodelworks.com/

 


O Fenton Wells
 

Probably too old for me but I'll check
Fenton

On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 12:15 PM Jim King <jimking3@...> wrote:

I’m researching the “big” engine that Southern operated on the Asheville & Craggy Mtn RR where I volunteer.  The entire branch still exists; we run that last 3.5 miles and NS switches 1 customer on the rest of the line.

 

ICC val report lists SOU 3325 on the line in 1916.  Prince’s book says that class was renumbered in 1910-12 by adding 2000 to the number, then shows all previous numbers and owners.  It’s a real shot in the dark to get a photo of that engine wearing any number.  It was part of the 3323-3327, 3333 group so any pic from these or predecessors would be great.  Here’s the lineage of 3325:

 

SOU 3325

Was SOU 1325

Was SOU 602

Was Richmond & Danville 302

Was R&D 5

 

Built 1880 at Altoona Shops, sold 3-1925 to A&CM as 3325 but was shown as leased by SOU in 1916 report.  There is no scrapping date.  I found a poor photo of 3333 in a scrap line on the Southern Railfan web site.

 

Got anything?

 

Jim King

http://smokymountainmodelworks.com/

 



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