Southern 722         
The first Southern Railway steam excursion train into New Orleans was the WALTER DOVE HOMECOMING SPECIAL, which arrived at Union Passenger Terminal on Sunday 28 March 1971 behind 2-8-0 722. (Mr. Dove had been the Southern’s General Road Foreman of Engines and was retiring from a 52-year career with the railroad.) The train had pulled straight into the station, so here on 30 March Mr. Bill Purdie – the Southern’s Master Mechanic-Steam – was looking down from the cab of the locomotive as NOUPT SW8 number 1 was preparing to turn it on the wye. The 722 subsequently ran a couple of excursions from New Orleans to Hattiesburg and back before heading for home on 10 April.
Date: 3/30/1971 Location: New Orleans, LA   Map Show New Orleans on a rail map Views: 592 Collection Of:   Michael Palmieri
Locomotives: SOU 722(2-8-0) NOUPT 1(SW8)    Author:  ROBERT A. SCORSONE photo
Southern 722
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