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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Southern GP30 #2594 Locomotive

TVRM Railfest 2013: Southern GP30 #2594

Railfest is the annual celebration at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, TN. In addition to the featured Southern #630 Steam Locomotive were two diesel engines, this one and Southern FP7 #6133 which pulled visitors along the Missionary Ridge local throughout the day during the 2013 Railfest.

According to the TVRM website:
"General Motors Corporation’s Electro-Motive Division built the 2594 in 1962 for the Southern Railway. On loan from the Atlanta Chapter NRHS, it is known as a GP-30 and has over 2,000 horsepower. The engine would have been used in tandem with other diesel-electric locomotives to haul long freight trains across the country. Today, the 2594 hauls TVRM’s excursion trains and wears the same historic Southern Railway paint scheme as when it was new. "

You can see quite a thorough collection of photos of #2594, Steam #630, #6133, and other rolling stock on the grounds. This gallery is on my website here:
seemidtn.com/gallery/index.php?album=chattanooga%2Frailfe...

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