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Friday, October 10, 2014

Central of Georgia Steam Locomotive #349

Central of Georgia Steam Locomotive #349

This Steam locomotive is one of the rolling stock on display (but non-functional) at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga. This upcoming weekend is the yearly railfest.
www.tvrail.com/pages/railfest

Here's the info about this train engine from their marker:
Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1891 for the Central of Georgia Railway, the 349 is one of the few remaining examples of the most common type of locomotive ever built. The design was so ubiquitous that it earned the name "American" locomotive. It is distinguished by its four small wheels in the front and four large wheels behind, with no wheels in the rear. Thus it is a 4-4-0 type wheel arrangement. Various locomotive manufacturers built the American-type locomotive from prior to the Civil War until the 1920's.

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