T&P I-1a #610

Alexandria, LA


5 clippings of the Piedmont Limited, train #610 on a trip from Alexandria to Monroe, Virginia. Each clipping is captioned, and they read (left to right, top to bottom respectively) "Bill Purdie contemplates derailed pony truck.," "Making time at Fairfax.," "Hammering hard beneath a through truss span.," "Service Stop for water in Manassas.," and "Departing Charlotesville on southbound run." Written in the top left of the page is "Piedmont Limited/610 - Alexandria to Monroe Va & return train left Alexandria at 9:25 am instead of scheduled 8:00 am and returned at 3:21 am vs timetables 7:00 pm." Beneath the clippings are written "All Photos by J. J. Young Jr Aug 20th 1977" and "-Trains Feb. 1978 pg 35, 36, 37."

Young, J. J. Jr. [Piedmont Limited Alexandria to Monroe, Virginia Trip], clipping, February 1978; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth860793/: accessed March 5, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Grace Museum.


  •   Builder Lima
  •   Build Date 6-1927
  •   Wheel Type 2-10-4
  •   Cylinders 29 X 32
  •   Drivewheel Diameter 63 in.
  •   Boiler Pressure 255 psi
  •   Grate Area 100.00 in²
  •   Weight 448,000 lbs.
  •   Tractive Force 84,600 lbs.
  •   Photo Credit The Grace Museum - The Portal to Texas History