Want to show the kids a real steam locomotive? You are never far from one in Georgia; they are all around the state: in the north and the south, in the middle and in the corners, in big cities and small towns. Most haven't carried a head of steam in decades, but at least they've escaped the scrapyard.
Several builders are represented; Baldwin unsurprisingly leads with nine or so, while Porter comes in second with six. Others include ALCOs in Albany and Duluth, Limas in Augusta and Duluth, Rogers in Conyers and Kennesaw, Vulcans in Stone Mountain and Tifton, a Davenport at Fort Benning, a Glover at Marietta, a Heisler in Duluth, and a famous engine in Atlanta that was built by Danforth & Cooke.
Albany. Georgia Northern no. 107.
Atlanta. The Texas.
Augusta. Georgia Railroad no. 302.
Bainbridge. L&N no. 2132 (moved to Kentucky)
Brasstown Bald. Climax locomotive replica.
Camilla. Engine no. 9.
Chattanooga. Several locomotives almost in Georgia.
Cleveland-Helen area. 1904 ALCO 0-4-0T.
Columbus. Army Quartermasters Corps 2-6-2T.
Conyers. Milstead Railroad no. 104.
Duluth. Southeastern Railway Museum.
Gainesville. Gainesville Midland no. 209.
Jefferson. Gainesville Midland no. 116.
Kennesaw. The General.
Macon. Central of Georgia no. 509.
Marietta. Glover no. 81421.
McDonough. Engine no. 7.
Moultrie. Georgia Northern no. 105.
Savannah. Georgia State Railroad Museum.
Stone Mountain Park. The former Yonah II.
Sylvester. GAS&C no. 100.
Tifton. 1917 Vulcan 0-4-0 saddle-tank locomotive.
Waycross. Old Nine and a narrow-gauge Porter.
Winder. Gainesville Midland no. 208.
The first 70 years of locomotives in the U.S.
Pocket Guide to American Locomotives by Walter A. Lucas, 1953. Online at HathiTrust Digital Library here.
For more information on surviving steam locomotives see steamlocomotive.com and steamlocomotive.info.
RailGa.com. Georgia's Railroad History & Heritage
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