Tennessee Valley RR Chattanooga,TN

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by kf4jqd, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    Yesterday I was at the Tennessee Valley Railroad in Chattanooga. As always it was a fun ride. However the 610 steam locomotive was in the shop for some repairs. So we had a GP7. You can find more information at Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum - chattanooga, TN. Enjoy the pictures!

    Andy

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    kf4jqd Active Member

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    Here's some more pictures! The last picture is a front plate I got for my car!

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  3. Greg Elems

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    Sweet looking GP7 in a handsome paint job. Not as nice as the steamer but still nice.

    Greg
  4. nachoman

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    That's a pretty nice little operation they have. If I recall, they are trying to re-create the feeling of a shortline...

    I was there many years ago and I think they had some old alco RSD units. Ex millitary, maybe...

    Kevin
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    That GP7 is ex-military, too? I think they were the one owner to put switcher trucks on GPs.
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    Good eye there Triplex. That GP7 may have come from the NC&StL but you are right the U.S. Army had some too. Alaska RR had some ex-Army GP9's on those trucks also IIRC.

    Greg