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Published in Trains magazine, Railfan & Railroad, Passenger Train Journal

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Mike Ray

This photo was snapped in Tennessee just a few days ago, but it is so evocative of a bygone era as well as today’s railroading. Photographer Mike Ray was on hand on October 14 when Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum 2-8-0 No. 610 passed J Avenue in Chattanooga just as a CSX hotshot glided by. TVRM train No. 300 is heading for the Central of Georgia mainline. You do remember the CofG, don’t you? It was “the right way” to ship. In 1963 it was absorbed into the Southern Ry., which eventually became part of Norfolk Southern in a June 1982 merger.


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