history of bowdon ga. railroad and current location of steam locomotive that was used?

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i would like to know if there is any chance of the locomotive being returned to bowdon in time to be displayed for the 2010 historical date of the founding of the railroad?

-- dan wooley (dmnw2300@hotmail.com), February 20, 2005


Is there a WWW site or other place (book, 'The Right Way' magazines, etc) where photos of the 349 and 403 can be viewed? I didn't see them on Otto Perry's CG steam loco page.

-- greg hodges (lwhladybug@hotmail.com), February 23, 2005.

The 349 was also used on the Talbotton RR in the 1950s. The TRR used another CofG steamer, the 403 (ex Sylvania Central 103), in its last years. The 403 also exists, in Savannah.

-- Larry Goolsby (lgoolsby@aphsa.org), February 23, 2005.

The locomotive is ex-Central of Georgia 4-4-0 #349, and she is owned by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga. The chances are slim to none of it returning to Bowdon, with the exception of a loan or other temporary arrangement. The locomotive is on display at TVRM, and is well kept. Don't be suprised if she is evaluated for a return to operation in the next few years, as well.

-- Andrew Durden (steam@srmduluth.org), February 21, 2005.

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