SR 2-8-0 154 in Knoxville : LUSENET : Southern Railway : One Thread

Just wondering if anyone has any information or even better a recent picture of SR 2-8-0 #154 that is listed on as being in Knoxville Tn in Chilhowie Park. Thanks, Eric

-- Eric Lauterbach (, May 06, 2001


Locomotive is currently owned by Old Smoky Railway Museum. As long as they own it, is will NEVER see steam again.

-- Chris Williams (, May 07, 2001.

Try this one, from the Virtual Railroad site. It should be a good one.

-- Hayes Smith Jr. (, May 08, 2001.

The 154 is cosmetically in much better shape under the ownership of Old Smoky but it will never steam again. An inspection in the 1980's reveled much worse rust damage than had been thought. The cap on the stack had rusted through and rain water had therefore rusted out the underside of the boiler/smoke box. She wasn't much of a steamer anyway, very tiny plus she has that shotgun boiler that makes it so miserable for the fireman. It is encouraging to know that she will always be there and is being kept up pretty nicely.

-- Albert Pope (, May 09, 2001.

A big "AMEN" to Chris Williams' comment about the Old Smoky Railroad Museum (DEFINITELY AN OXYMORON...with emphasis on the word MORON!). They could not even get a stationary railroad stepstool to operate!

-- Bill Stevens (, July 06, 2004.

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