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By:Bernie Feltman
Dates:11/14/1975 - 11/15/1985
Album Info:Central of Georgia "P" line excursions, mostly, from Birmingham to Opelika and/or Columbus, and return.
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Southern Railway 0-4-4T #1509 in Norris Yard
Title:  Southern Railway 0-4-4T #1509 in Norris Yard
Description:  Southern Railway #1509 (nicknamed Maud), a 0-4-4T shop goat built in 1880 by Baldwin for passenger service. The original wheel arrangement of 4-6-0 was changed by Southern Railway to 0-4-4 upon conversion of the Baldwin to Pegram Shop "goat"
Photo Date:  9/1/1974  Upload Date: 6/7/2012 3:11:27 PM
Location:  Irondale, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 1509(0-4-4)
Views:  1003   Comments: 5
Southern Railway 0-4-4T #1509 in Norris Yard
Title:  Southern Railway 0-4-4T #1509 in Norris Yard
Description:  Southern Railway #1509 (nicknamed Maud), a 0-4-4T shop goat built in 1880 by Baldwin for passenger service. The original wheel arrangement of 4-6-0 was changed by Southern Railway to 0-4-4 upon conversion of the Baldwin to Pegram Shop "goat"
Photo Date:  9/1/1974  Upload Date: 6/7/2012 3:11:32 PM
Location:  Irondale, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 1509(0-4-4)
Views:  1761   Comments: 7
Southern Railway tender #T-509 in Norris Yard
Title:  Southern Railway tender #T-509 in Norris Yard
Description:  Southern Railway T-509 was reported to be the tender eventually assigned to Southern Railway #4501
Photo Date:  9/1/1974  Upload Date: 6/7/2012 3:11:38 PM
Location:  Irondale, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Steam
Locomotives: 
Views:  717   Comments: 4
Carl Cruger and Bill Purdie, Southern Railway "Steam Experts" inspect the running gear during a service stop
Title:  Carl Cruger and Bill Purdie, Southern Railway "Steam Experts" inspect the running gear during a service stop
Description:  Southern Railway #722 was built in 1904 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Southern Railway. It is a 2-8-0 Consolidation of Southern's Ks-1 class
Photo Date:  4/5/1975  Upload Date: 7/27/2012 10:39:09 AM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 722(2-8-0)
Views:  1366   Comments: 7
Southern Railway 2-8-0 #722 eases across the Western Railway of Alabama crossing and the crowd assembled around the depot as it prepares to make a service stop
Title:  Southern Railway 2-8-0 #722 eases across the Western Railway of Alabama crossing and the crowd assembled around the depot as it prepares to make a service stop
Description:  Southern Railway #722 was built in 1904 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Southern Railway. It is a 2-8-0 Consolidation of Southern's Ks-1 class
Photo Date:  4/5/1975  Upload Date: 7/27/2012 10:39:27 AM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 722(2-8-0)
Views:  762   Comments: 8
Southern Railway 2-8-0 #722 has made the mandatory "stop" for the Western Railway of Alabama crossing and eases to the east side of the diamond for a service stop
Title:  Southern Railway 2-8-0 #722 has made the mandatory "stop" for the Western Railway of Alabama crossing and eases to the east side of the diamond for a service stop
Description:  Southern Railway #722 was built in 1904 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Southern Railway. It is a 2-8-0 Consolidation of Southern's Ks-1 class
Photo Date:  4/5/1975  Upload Date: 7/27/2012 10:39:42 AM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 722(2-8-0)
Views:  744   Comments: 9
Southern Railway Extra #2716 East (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C & O 2716) making a brief inspection stop
Title:  Southern Railway Extra #2716 East (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C & O 2716) making a brief inspection stop
Description:  The 2716 is stopped at the east House Track Switch which is on the far side of the train
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 5:52:30 PM
Location:  Gold Hill, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1462   Comments: 2
Southern Railway's steam program was so well organized that they even had the shop design a car to load coal from a gondola into the coal tender, as is taking place just east of the depot
Title:  Southern Railway's steam program was so well organized that they even had the shop design a car to load coal from a gondola into the coal tender, as is taking place just east of the depot
Description:  2-8-4 getting a topping of coal in the tender prior to the unit turning the Wye and heading back up the "P" line for Birmingham
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 6:37:26 PM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  2561   Comments: 5
Southern Railway #2716 (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C&O "Kanawha type" 2716) being coaled mid-excursion
Title:  Southern Railway #2716 (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C&O "Kanawha type" 2716) being coaled mid-excursion
Description:  Southern Railway 2-8-4 #2716, after being having its tender loaded with coal, will back around the east leg of the Opeika wye and rejoin its train for the return trip to Birmingham
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 7:15:40 PM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1508   Comments: 5
Specially equipped coal gondola Southern Railway #900096 has topped off 2716's tender and the operator is retracting the loading boom
Title:  Specially equipped coal gondola Southern Railway #900096 has topped off 2716's tender and the operator is retracting the loading boom
Description:  2716 will ease forward a few feet to clear the wye switch and begin the process of backing around the Opelika Wye. After turning the power the crew will rejoin the train's consist, wyed during the coaling operation, and sitting directly behind the tender on the main track. 2716 will make an early evening arrival back at Birmingham's Terminal Station
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 7:39:42 PM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1252   Comments: 4
Southern Railway #2716 (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C&O "Kanawha type" 2716), eastbound towards its turning point of Opelika,
Title:  Southern Railway #2716 (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C&O "Kanawha type" 2716), eastbound towards its turning point of Opelika,
Description:  Southern Railway 2-8-4 #2716, built for the C&O as one of their 90 "Kanawha" type steam engines, operated from Birmingham to Opelika, AL and return on two consecutive days this weekend
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 2:06:36 PM
Location:  Jacksons Gap, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1482   Comments: 7
Southern Railway #2716 (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C&O "Kanawha type" 2716), westbound towards Birmingham,
Title:  Southern Railway #2716 (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C&O "Kanawha type" 2716), westbound towards Birmingham,
Description:  On consecutive November weekend days in 1981, former C&O Kanawha 2-8-4 #2716 worked excursions between Birmingham and Opelika, AL
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 5:25:34 PM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CO 2716(2-8-4) SOU 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1678   Comments: 4
She is drop-dead beautiful !!  And the woman isn't bad, either
Title:  She is drop-dead beautiful !! And the woman isn't bad, either
Description:  Southern Railway 2-8-4 #2716, built for the C&O as one of their 90 "Kanawha" type steam engines, operated from Birmingham to Opelika, AL and return on two consecutive days this weekend, poses with an English teacher to put the size of the locomotive in perspective
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 11/5/2010 10:35:13 AM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1567   Comments: 7
Southern Railway Extra #2716 East (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C & O 2716) on the trestle
Title:  Southern Railway Extra #2716 East (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C & O 2716) on the trestle
Description:  Hatchet Creek Bridge, of Central of Georgia Railway lore, is located in the foothills leading up to the Talladega National Forest
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 3:51:48 PM
Location:  Hatchet Creek, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Bridge,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  2802   Comments: 7
Southern Railway "Kanawha type" 2-8-4 #2716, a 1944 product of ALCO built for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad as C&O 2716,
Title:  Southern Railway "Kanawha type" 2-8-4 #2716, a 1944 product of ALCO built for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad as C&O 2716,
Description:  The steam locomotive has been service and the 850,000 pounds of locomotive and tenders have coupled up to their train for the inward bound portion of the Birmingham to Opelika, AL roundtrip
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 7:49:48 PM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1709   Comments: 2
Kanawha ALCO 2-8-4 #2716 leads its eastbound train past the old depot site
Title:  Kanawha ALCO 2-8-4 #2716 leads its eastbound train past the old depot site
Description:  Southern Railway 2-8-4 #2716, built for the C&O as one of their 90 "Kanawha" type steam engines, operated from Birmingham to Opelika, AL and return on two consecutive days this weekend
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 5:35:53 PM
Location:  Waverly, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  2830   Comments: 5
The Opelika Switch Engine crew has the consist of the excursion creeping around the wye to guarantee no damage to equipment or passengers
Title:  The Opelika Switch Engine crew has the consist of the excursion creeping around the wye to guarantee no damage to equipment or passengers
Description:  Southern Railway U23B # 3915, the Opelika Switch Engine, is towing the consist of Southern Railway Extra 2716 East around the east leg of the Opelika wye. As soon as the train is wyed and the Kanawha 2-8-4 is serviced, the excursion will return to Birmingham
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 6:09:13 PM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 3915(U23B) SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1276   Comments: 5
Southern Railway #2716 (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C & O "Kanawha" 2716) backing around east leg of wye
Title:  Southern Railway #2716 (K-4 class 2-8-4 aka C & O "Kanawha" 2716) backing around east leg of wye
Description:  Southern Railway 2-8-4 #2716, after having its tender loaded with coal, its water tank topped off, its running gear inspected and lubricated, now slowly backs around the wye. During this lull, the crew can tend to their personal needs, as evidenced by the fireman riding the top of the coal tender and enjoying a box lunch
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 7:01:37 PM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1818   Comments: 6
Southern Railway "Kanawha type" 2-8-4 #2716, a 1944 product of ALCO built for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad as C&O 2716,
Title:  Southern Railway "Kanawha type" 2-8-4 #2716, a 1944 product of ALCO built for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad as C&O 2716,
Description:  The conductor is protecting the shove move around the east leg of the Opelika wye as the power is being turned for its trip back to Birmingham. The excursion train consist is to the left and the bridge in the distance crosses over the Western Railway of Alabama. 2716 will access WofA tracks to get to the east leg of the Opelika wye. The building on the left is the WofA freight house and just to the left of it is the crossing between the Southern Railway and Western Railway of Alabama. The former Central of Georgia depot sits to the left of the people gathered in the distance
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 11/5/2010 10:07:36 AM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  2378   Comments: 4
Southern Railway 2-8-4#2716 has been serviced (coal was loaded from specially designed car to the right - SOU 900096) and is in the process of being wyed to rejoin its Birmingham bound excursion train
Title:  Southern Railway 2-8-4#2716 has been serviced (coal was loaded from specially designed car to the right - SOU 900096) and is in the process of being wyed to rejoin its Birmingham bound excursion train
Description:  Southern Railway "Kanawha type" 2-8-4 #2716, a 1944 product of ALCO built for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad as C&O 2716
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 6:49:49 PM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1061   Comments: 3
 Southern Railway Extra #2716 West is awaiting the boarding of its Birmingham bound crew
Title:  Southern Railway Extra #2716 West is awaiting the boarding of its Birmingham bound crew
Description:  Southern Railway "Kanawha type" 2-8-4 #2716, a 1944 product of ALCO built for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad as C&O 2716
Photo Date:  11/14/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 7:29:06 PM
Location:  Opelika, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1103   Comments: 2
Southern Railway "Kanawha type" 2-8-4 #2716, a 1944 product of ALCO built for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad as C&O 2716,
Title:  Southern Railway "Kanawha type" 2-8-4 #2716, a 1944 product of ALCO built for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad as C&O 2716,
Description:  Southern Railway 2-8-4 #2716 crossing the Hatchett Creek trestle on a crisp Sunday morning. Even though the morning sun backlights the train, a different view of the detail of the train can be seen as a result
Photo Date:  11/15/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 8:03:58 PM
Location:  Hatchet Creek, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  3923   Comments: 8
Southern Railway "Kanawha type" 2-8-4 #2716, a 1944 product of ALCO built for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad as C&O 2716,
Title:  Southern Railway "Kanawha type" 2-8-4 #2716, a 1944 product of ALCO built for Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad as C&O 2716,
Description:  Located between Opelika and Gold Ridge, AL, (on the former Central of Georgia "P" line between Birmingham (AL) and Columbus (GA), Stonewall (milepost 327.5) has intermediate signals in each direction. Just ahead lies Opelika where the #2716 will get coal, water and a turn on the wye to return the excursion to Birmingham
Photo Date:  11/15/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 3:09:32 PM
Location:  Stonewall, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Steam,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CO 2716(2-8-4) SOU 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  847   Comments: 6
To avoid confusion with Camp Hill, several miles to the west, the Central of Georgia designated Gold Hill, Alabama as "Gold Ridge".  Extra 2716 East, passing the west house track switch,
Title:  To avoid confusion with Camp Hill, several miles to the west, the Central of Georgia designated Gold Hill, Alabama as "Gold Ridge". Extra 2716 East, passing the west house track switch,
Description:  Southern Railway 2-8-4 #2716, built for the C&O as one of their 90 "Kanawha" type steam engines, operated from Birmingham to Opelika, AL and return on two consecutive days this weekend, rolls by the passenger photo-line
Photo Date:  11/15/1981  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 2:44:20 PM
Location:  Gold Hill, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 2716(2-8-4) CO 2716(2-8-4)
Views:  1165   Comments: 5
Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 has been pulled out into the open air so the boiler can be fired off for a valve, fitting, gauge, etc. check. At the Southern Railway Norris Yard System Steam Shop
Title:  Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 has been pulled out into the open air so the boiler can be fired off for a valve, fitting, gauge, etc. check. At the Southern Railway Norris Yard System Steam Shop
Description:  Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 in the final stages of preparation for the fall excursion schedule
Photo Date:  8/1/1982  Upload Date: 7/27/2009 3:19:53 PM
Location:  Irondale, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  NW 611(4-8-4)
Views:  1779   Comments: 7
Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 sitting just outside the Southern Railway Norris Yard System Steam Shop
Title:  Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 sitting just outside the Southern Railway Norris Yard System Steam Shop
Description:  Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 builder plate from the Roanoke Shop
Photo Date:  8/1/1982  Upload Date: 1/20/2011 11:04:32 AM
Location:  Irondale, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  NW 611(4-8-4)
Views:  1092   Comments: 6
Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 getting some last minute attention in the Norris Yard System Steam Shop
Title:  Norfolk & Western J-Class #611 getting some last minute attention in the Norris Yard System Steam Shop
Description:  In just a few days N&W 611 will depart for Virginia, home rails and a busy excursion season.
Photo Date:  8/1/1982  Upload Date: 7/27/2009 7:22:41 PM
Location:  Irondale, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  NW 611(4-8-4)
Views:  2362   Comments: 4
Norfolk & Western J-Class #611, lightly steaming just outside the Southern Railway System Norris Yard Steam Shop
Title:  Norfolk & Western J-Class #611, lightly steaming just outside the Southern Railway System Norris Yard Steam Shop
Description:  J-Class #611 is getting a final look-over before the fall excursion season
Photo Date:  8/1/1982  Upload Date: 1/19/2011 10:15:29 PM
Location:  Irondale, AL
Author:  Bernie Feltman
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  NW 611(4-8-4)
Views:  3959   Comments: 6


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