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Steam Locomotives at the
Southeastern Railway Museum

The Southeastern Railway Museum, operated by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, has several steam locomotives at its 35-acre facility in Duluth.

Chattahoochee Valley locomotive no. 21

Chattahoochee Valley Railway No. 21 is a 2-8-0 Consolidation built by Baldwin in 1924. Before CHV bought it in 1935, it was used for passenger service on the Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia, where it was numbered 201.

The General II locomotive and engineer Kevin Wood

At the entrance to the museum is the General II, a 1919 Baldwin 4-4-0 formerly at Stone Mountain Scenic Railroad east of Atlanta. In front is Kevin Wood, the last engineer to operate the locomotive under steam at Stone Mountain. He was instrumental in bringing the General II to the SRM in the summer of 2008.

1910 ALCO locomotive

Savannah & Atlanta No. 750, a 4-6-2 light Pacific built in 1910 by ALCO, served on Florida East Coast's Miami-Key West line. It was sold to the S&A in 1935.

Heisler locomotive front view

This 1924 Heisler geared locomotive was built in 1924 for Kentucky Lumber Company. It later served Campbell Limestone Company of Beverly, S.C.

Heisler locomotive, view of tender and cab

Along with Climax and Shay designs, the Heisler was one of the three basic types of geared locomotives.

Some of the museum's steam locomotives are undergoing restoration or are stored and not currently (Fall 2013) on display. These include:

Atlanta & West Point No. 290, a 4-6-2 Heavy Pacific built in 1926 by Lima.

Southern Railway No. 1509 (nicknamed Maud), a 0-4-4T shop goat built in 1876 by Baldwin for passenger service. The original wheel arrangement of 4-6-0 was changed to 0-4-4.

Gainesville Midland No. 203, a 2-10-0 Decapod built in 1928 by Baldwin for the Alabama, Tennessee & Northern.

Georgia Power No. 97, a 0-6-0T built in 1943 by Porter for the Army Corps of Engineers as #5050. This oil-burning, side-tank engine was used by Georgia Power Company in the construction of Plant McDonough in west Atlanta.

National Cash Register 0-4-0 built in 1913 by Lima.

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