The Tennessee Valley Railroad Trip

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by kf4jqd, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Hi Everyone:

    I took my friend Tracy, who loves trains, to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga yesterday. I've been there before, but she never has! I took over 150 pictures! Here's some of those pictures. I haven't gotten them all downloaded from the camera.

    We rode the 610 steam locomotive. You may have heard the historical story of these tracks. Do you remember the story of "The Great Locomotive Chase" during the Civil War? These are those same tracks where this takes place! Further down the tracks from the shoppe is where the "Yankee Spies" were tried and hung for spying! They have a specail memorial of the "General" locomotive for them. This train trip does not take you that far. However, they do have them that does!

    Enjoy the pictures,

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  2. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Here's some more pictures. When I get the others downloaded. I'll ad them for all to see. I sure do love the smell of coal being burned in those old steam locomotives!


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  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    Andy, GREAT SHOTS!:thumb: , i cant wait to see the rest:winki: .
    looks like some beautiful country down there, GLAD to hear you had a great time:smilie: .
  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Great stuff Andy! I do remember the Great Locomotive Chase. I saw a very good documentary about it last year.

  5. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    Is the steamer with the Elesco ex-CP? Can't make out its number, but it has something of a CP look.
  6. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    That locomotive was used by the US Army. Number is 610.

  7. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    I meant the one in the last picture, not 610 or 4501 (?) Its number looks like 52xx.
  8. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    As promissed. Here's more pictures! :wave: The locomotive is number 5288.


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  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Graet Pictures Andy. :D
  10. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    5288 doesn't look CP now, but maybe CN?

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