Central of Georgia Engine at the Tennessee Valley Railroad

Central of Georgia Engine at the Tennessee Valley Railroad in Chattanooga

This steam locomotive at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee, once belonged to the Central of Georgia Railroad. No, really. Go ahead, ask me how I know that.

But seriously, locomotive was built in 1891 by the famous Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Savannah and Western Railroad, which later merged with the Central of Georgia Railroad. The engine wore a few different numbers during its service, but it ended up as engine 349, and that is the number it still wears now, although you can’t see that from this angle.

This locomotive has a 4-4-0 wheel arrangement, which means that it has four leading wheels, four drive wheels, and no trailing wheels. That arrangement was so common in the United States that it was known as the American type, and that is what you will often see in old western movies and television shows.

As you can see, it was a rather gray day when we were there at the Tennessee Valley Railroad, but as with the photo of No. 5288, I thought that actually worked to my advantage for these photos. And the red of the logo on the tender along with the red trim on the cab really pops against the gray sky and black engine.

As you can see, there were lots of interesting treasures to be found at the Tennessee Valley Railroad. If you like trains, you should definitely check it out!

About the photo:
A single RAW exposure, processed in Photomatix Photoshop. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm IIR

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