Virginia Creeper Engine No. 6, built in 1897 and ran on the railroad line between Abingdon, Virginia and Elkand, North Carolina. Retired in 1957, this is the oldest steam engine in the collection of the Virginia Transporation Museum, Inc. in Roanoke, Virginia.
The Southern 4501, a Mikado type 2-8-2 locomotive at full steam and ready for the trip to Summerville, Georgia from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Built in 1911 by the Baldwin Locomotive works, she is the sole survivor of hundreds of similar locomotives used by the Southern Railway until converting to diesel in the late 1940's. Southern 4501 is used today for routine excursions from the Grand Junction Depot in Chattanooga, Tennessee by the Tennesse Valley Railroad.
Waiting to board the 611 special in this posed shot at the Barber Junction of the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC.