The Central of Georgia leads 16T to Knoxville and eventually Allentown, PA.
The fireman hits the stoker as Southern 4501 charges upgrade through Dead Man Gap in Ooltewah, TN on the way to Cleveland, TN for the 2:00pm Railfest excursion.
Southern Railway 4501 stretches its legs as it storms around the sharp curve at Dead Man Gap on the way to Cleveland. This unassisted 21st Century Steam excursion was part of the Tennessee Valley ... (more)
Southern 4501 proceeds toward Knoxville after a short stop behind the old depot in Cleveland.
Southern 4501 gets loose on the mainline for the first time in nearly 21 years during a test run between Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN. Here we find her storming through Ooltewah at Edgemon Road a... (more)
Southern 4501 pulls her tool car and 7 coaches up the 1% grade west of McDonald, TN with little struggle. Based on what was said after the flawless run, we should be seeing a lot more of 4501 in t... (more)
Having made quick work of the eastbound portion of her first mainline trip in 21 years, Southern 4501 turns on the Bradley Wye in Cleveland, TN for the run back west. The trainmaster asked if they... (more)
The old 'gen reminds us she's perfectly capable without the assistance of diesels as she hammers uphill near McDonald, TN... as if we ever really questioned that. It was a true pleasure to see ste... (more)