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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Baldwin Locomotive No. 601

 
 
Baldwin Locomotive Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 23, 2007
1. Baldwin Locomotive Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1946 as the first “Road Switcher” of its type in U.S. Columbus and Greenville Railway’s first diesel powered locomotive. Retired in 1984 after thirty-eight years on freight and passenger trains.
 
Erected 1987 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
 
Location. 33° 29.991′ N, 88° 24.725′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue North west of 19th Street North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Queen City Hotel and 7th Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mississippi State College for Women (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sandfield Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Military Road (approx. 0.7 miles away); Adam Tonquin Stovall (approx.
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0.7 miles away); Walter "Red" Barber (approx. 0.7 miles away); James T. Harrison Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joshua Lawrence Meador (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Columbus and Greenville Railway Company
The original Columbus and Greenville Railway company ran passenger trains between Columbus and Greenville, Mississippi. The May 1944 Official Guide of the Railways shows a named train, The Deltan, with air-conditioned coaches, running daily between Greenville and Columbus. The train left Greenville at 6:15 AM and arrived Columbus at 11:55 AM. The return trip left Columbus at 1:05 PM arriving Greenville at 7:15 PM after a 30 minute stop in Winona at 3:50 PM. A mixed train (passenger and freight) ran Columbus–Greenville in the morning and Greenville–Columbus in the afternoon. The timetable mileage between Columbus and Greenville was 168 miles.
    — Submitted June 21, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
Baldwin Locomotive and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 2, 2008
2. Baldwin Locomotive and Marker
Baldwin Locomotive Right Front image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 2, 2008
3. Baldwin Locomotive Right Front
Baldwin Locomotive Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 2, 2008
4. Baldwin Locomotive Side
Columbus & Greenville Railroad Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, July 2, 2008
5. Columbus & Greenville Railroad Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 2,183 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 21, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 2, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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