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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Locomotive 4501

 
 
Locomotive 4501 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, April 16, 1985
1. Locomotive 4501 Marker
Inscription. Locomotive 4501 (Class M2s, Baldwin No. 37085, built in 1911) was the first 2-8-2 type engine to operate on the Southern Railway System and saw active service until 1948, at which time the Kentucky & Tennessee Railroad of Stearns, Kentucky bought and re-numbered her to K&T 12. Used in drag coal service on this 7-mile shortline until 1964. "The 12" was then sold to P. H. Merriman of Sewanee, Tennessee, following which the 4501 was returned to its original appearance and leased to the Southern Railway which now maintains the locomotive for passenger excursion service.

The 4501 was given to The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum by Mr. Merriman in October 1975.

On March 28, 1979, the 4501 became the second locomotive to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, United States Department of The Interior.

Presented by the TVRM Board of Directors in Honor of Paul H. Merriman, who served as President for the first 17 years (1961-1978).
April 25, 1980
 
Erected 1980 by United States Department of The Interior.
 
Location. 35° 3.654′ N, 85° 14.988′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North
Locomotive 4501 & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
2. Locomotive 4501 & Marker
Southern 4501 being serviced at the Norris Yard Steam Shop in Irondale, Alabama. April 1985.
Chamberlain Avenue. Click for map. Located on the grounds of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum East Chattanooga site. Locomotive 4501 is currently stored under a shed next to the musuem's work shop. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2202 N. Chamberlain Ave, Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Den Corput's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pettus' Brigade (approx. mile away); Gist's Brigade (approx. mile away); Ferguson's (South Carolina) Battery. (approx. mile away); Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walker's Division. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baxter's Tennessee Battery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. The marker is attached to and located under the cab of the locomotive on the right side next to the steps.
 
Also see . . .  Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. (Submitted on November 25, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
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Southern Locomotive 4501 On Excursion Run Nov. 2, 1985 Birmingham, Alabama. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
3. Southern Locomotive 4501 On Excursion Run Nov. 2, 1985 Birmingham, Alabama.
Steam shop at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Musuem. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
4. Steam shop at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Musuem.
Locomotive 4501 is currently located under a shed next to this building to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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