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Thomas Kinney's Collection
 
9/26/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Thomas Kinney
Dates:1/8/2012 - 1/8/2012
Album Info:This is a series of photographs taken by and of my father, J. Lloyd Kinney in 1943. The Central of Georgia had just purchased eight 4-8-4 Locomotives from the Lima Locomotive Works to replace their 4-8-2 models. They were numbered 451-458. These pictures are of engine number 452. Other companies, including ALCO built locomotives of this type and they were used by many other railroads. These were among the last steam engines built in the U.S. Some called them "Northerns" other railroads by other names but on the C of G they were called "Big apples" or "Big A's". In some of the information I have, Dad referred to them as "Gotham" locomotives. I don't find that reference elsewhere. All eight "Big Apples" were retired from service in 1953 and sadly, all were scrapped.
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"Big Apple"
Title:  "Big Apple"
Description:  01
Photo Date:  1/8/2012  Upload Date: 1/8/2012 6:16:18 PM
Location:  Albany, GA
Author:  Thomas Kinney
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives: 
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Fired Up And Ready To Go
Title:  Fired Up And Ready To Go
Description:  03
Photo Date:  1/8/2012  Upload Date: 1/8/2012 6:17:55 PM
Location:  Albany, GA
Author:  Thomas Kinney
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  140   Comments: 2
Head On With the "Big A"
Title:  Head On With the "Big A"
Description:  02
Photo Date:  1/8/2012  Upload Date: 1/8/2012 6:17:09 PM
Location:  Albany, GA
Author:  Thomas Kinney
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives: 
Views:  119   Comments: 2
Lloyd Kinney On Board "Big A" #452 1943
Title:  Lloyd Kinney On Board "Big A" #452 1943
Description:  04
Photo Date:  1/8/2012  Upload Date: 1/8/2012 7:40:34 PM
Location:  Albany, GA
Author:  Thomas Kinney
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  157   Comments: 3
Dad At The Throttle of "Big Apple" #452
Title:  Dad At The Throttle of "Big Apple" #452
Description:  05
Photo Date:  1/8/2012  Upload Date: 1/8/2012 6:19:37 PM
Location:  Albany, GA
Author:  Thomas Kinney
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  170   Comments: 2
A 4-8-4 Built By ALCO.  Shown To Give A Full View of One of These Magnificent Locomotives
Title:  A 4-8-4 Built By ALCO. Shown To Give A Full View of One of These Magnificent Locomotives
Description:  06
Photo Date:  1/8/2012  Upload Date: 1/8/2012 6:22:09 PM
Location:  Albany, GA
Author:  Thomas Kinney
Categories:  Steam
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Views:  185   Comments: 0


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