Thursday, November 12, 2009

Today's Train of Thought- Old Army Veteran Soldiers On

Today's train of thought may look like a blast from the past, but it's actually from June of 2009. Here, contributor John Higginson catches Tennessee Valley Baldwin 2-8-0 #610 steaming past the Chattanooga National Military Cemetary on its return trip to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum right before sunset in Chattanooga, TN. The TVRM offers frequent steam and diesel excursions on trackage in southeastern Tennessee and the far northwestern corner of Georiga throughout much of the year. #610 is also a veteran of the United States Army- built by Baldwin-Lima Hamilton in 1952 for the US Army Transportation Corps. That is very new for a steam locomotive- in fact, the TVRM boasts that the #610 was the last steam locomotive that Baldwin-Lima Hamilton ever built for a domestic customer.

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