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Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
That locomotive looks fantastic,I saw these in the 1980's in Columbia S.C.
5/30/2008 9:16:22 PM
Nice shot! They have done a great job here...If it goes back to Atlanta, It will not look like this any more. It will be in the same shape it was be for. Bent & broke!
5/30/2008 11:00:48 PM
I still think they should have fept the Georgia RR GP7, That was a huge mistake to let it go.
5/30/2008 11:01:48 PM
Nice! The herald is on order, and the "X" that goes on the cab also, it does run good, but I'am not sure if it is being used in service.
5/31/2008 8:33:00 AM
I saw this unit when it was at the SE RRMuseum in Duluth, GA stinn in its NS repaint but in sad shape
5/31/2008 5:12:00 PM
David, do you have an axe to grind with the SRM? You ought to visit and view the progress that has been made since the dark ages of the 1980's before you cast stones from afar. Or perhaps volunteer some time or money if you think that you can do a better job?
6/16/2008 10:39:13 PM
GP-30's are my favorite locomotive type. They are just so interesting looking. But I am still unsure as to why a railroad would order a high hood version when you could have the normal version that includes MUCH better visability. I read that is some labor contract thing, where the union felt that kind of locomotive requires that there be two active crewmembers at all times, one looking out the right side and one out the left side. Do I have that correct?
8/14/2008 5:04:15 PM
Awsome photo very nice!!!
9/2/2008 11:43:16 AM
For sure it's a labor agreement thing, but it's all about roll-over protective structure. Would you rather see what your hitting, or survive the roll-over?
9/22/2008 8:27:21 PM
Beautiful shot!!! It's nice to see the old southern paint scheme again. I remember growing up as a kid and seeing the Southern locomotives sitting next to the dept, too bad it's just a memory now. Great paint job! Is this locomotive on display at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum?
1/18/2009 3:21:19 PM
It is in operation at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, seeing service on the longer trips down into Georgia, as well as occasionally pulling the Missionary Ridge Local. It will probably be moved to the Hiawasee River operation this spring. The original reason for its lease and rebuild was so that it could provide extended range dynamic braking on the Hiawasee line.
1/20/2009 12:14:15 PM
I'm not a big fan of the high-hoods, but the GP30's pull off the look. Great picture.
5/2/2009 7:55:52 PM
I'm a fan of any museum that rebuilds and runs stuff. God bless you Bob Soule
7/22/2009 1:52:50 PM
7/26/2009 10:51:34 PM
The GP-30 is my favorite 4 axle motor, and this baby is a GEM!! Thank goodness someone had the vision to preserve this rare specimin.
1/31/2010 5:07:41 PM
William H. Davis Jr.
2/16/2010 6:55:57 PM
The high hood GP30's look better than their short hood counterpart's to me. This pic was on the home page today.
3/23/2011 10:15:21 PM
Nice unit and shot.
10/12/2011 1:53:37 PM
12/21/2011 12:38:15 PM
Generl is this unit owned by Roger ferin of Branson the tourist line ? If it is it was at ITM for a while and it was a good running power house !! it pulled the fiber optic train!! Happy to see a old friend again nice paint job!!
1/7/2015 9:55:31 PM
Gary Richards jr.
5/5/2015 8:59:43 PM
Fantastic Shot! Seen on Homepage
9/20/2015 1:15:20 PM
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