ALCos of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

Matthew Sadler provided the following info:

The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee has several active, stored, and "to be restored" early Alcos. RSD-1s #8669 and #8677 (ex-US Air Force, exx-US Army) are both in service, with RSD-1s #8014 (ex-US Air Force, exx-US Army) and #8021 (ex-Tennessee Valley Authority, exx-US Army) stored; the #8021 is not serviceable but the #8014 has been reported to me as in running condition but in need of repair. RS-1 #913 is ex-Hartford & Slocomb Railroad and is out of service for good but on display with its H&S paint job. This unit has many oil and coolant leaks and was deemed too difficult to repair.
TVRM has also recently acquired RS-3 #109, the last remaining Central of Georgia RS-3. This unit is to be cosmetically restored to its as-delivered CofG paint scheme and eventually returned to service, funds and shop space permitting.
TVRM also has Alco steam power - ex-Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630, which should be returned to service sometime in 2001.

More info and photos available here: http://www.trainweb.org/tnvalley/


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