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Date: 04/05/20 06:12
T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: gcm

Sept 77

A few shots from a great Roanoke-Lynchburg excursion on the N&W during the 1977 NRHS Convention in Roanoke.

(1-5) One of the runbys








Date: 04/05/20 06:13
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: gcm

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Date: 04/05/20 06:14
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: gcm

(6-8) Another runby (a repost)








Date: 04/05/20 06:14
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: gcm

(9-10) Arriving Lynchburg where the crew is uncoupling the engines.
610 will move ahead while the 4501 will diverge to the right and continue on to Alta Vista on the Southern (then back to Roanoke by way of the ex-Virginian line).






Date: 04/05/20 06:16
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: gcm

(11-13) The 610 was cut off here "due to operational restrictions at interchange points" (as described in the trip brochure).
The station was a stop for the Hilltopper. 

Gary








Date: 04/05/20 07:40
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: tomstp

Last picture shows what oil smoke can do to a previously clean engine.  Geee.  Bet they had to use lots of sand to clean out the flus.



Date: 04/05/20 09:48
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: Keystone1

I wish the BB had some of that fuel....          Overall, the pictures were disappointing.



Date: 04/05/20 10:02
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: lynnpowell

I'd say that the chiggers and ticks had a feast that day!



Date: 04/05/20 10:21
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: refarkas

An "A+" set of images. My favorite is photo seven. It captures the dramatic beauty of those two locomotives wonderfully.
Bob



Date: 04/05/20 11:38
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: krm152

An excellent excursion photo series.  Definitely like each and every one, most especially Photo 6 & 7.
Thanks for posting this series; #610 was my favorite Southern excursion steam engine.
ALLEN



Date: 04/05/20 17:32
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: Tominde

Did they install a stoker with auger to throw sludge into the firbox of 610?   Oh...somebody rquested extra smoke on the runby. 



Date: 04/05/20 17:40
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: HotWater

Tominde Wrote:
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> Did they install a stoker with auger to throw
> sludge into the firbox of 610?   Oh...somebody
> rquested extra smoke on the runby. 

For what it's worth,,many of the Fireman on the Southern Steam Crew were not all that adapt at firing a big oil burner, like 610. I remember that when the Southern first leased 610, both Dick Yager and myself went down to the Southern, and attempted to teach them some of the "tricks" of firing a big oil burner. Fun trip, but she still smoked a lot, especially on photo runs, thus sooting up the flues/tubes.



Date: 04/06/20 11:59
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: Rdg170

This from the line along the rail from that runby and I can see my friend, Tom Dinio, sitting up in the tree with his video camera. Photo by Doug Rowland.

Doug Rowland
Philadelphia, PA




Date: 04/06/20 12:54
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: tomstp

Aparently they did learn how to fire it since there is quite a bit of film and video when its running fast  with  a light amount of gray color in the exhaust.



Date: 04/07/20 10:15
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: ns1000

Thanks for the pics...



Date: 04/08/20 10:51
Re: T&P (Southern) 610 and Southern 4501
Author: Worthington_S_A

tomstp Wrote:
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> Aparently they did learn how to fire it since
> there is quite a bit of film and video when its
> running fast  with  a light amount of gray color
> in the exhaust.

There were one or two who could.  Mr. Purdie used to let the artist Mike Kotowski fire, as he had fired oil burners out west.  Kotowski could apparently fire it better than most of the steam crew.



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