Southern #630 ?

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Southern #630 ?
Posted by Opus17ech on Thursday, January 24, 2008 11:02 AM

Does anyone have any current info on TVRM's rebuild of Southern 2-8-0 #630?



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Posted by Jim Wrinn on Thursday, January 24, 2008 12:08 PM
TVRM is making progress... we might expect to see some steam on the gauge later this year or next, the guys in Chattanooga tell me. Jim Wrinn
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Posted by dredmann on Thursday, January 24, 2008 4:20 PM

Thanks for the update. The TVRM newsletter has occasional snippets (I'm a member from afar), but not much more.

Unfortunately, I interpret "might" to mean "if nothing significant goes wrong / not as expected". And "see some steam on the gauge" probably means "get within six months or a year of actual operation". Patience patience!


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Posted by Cheese on Saturday, January 26, 2008 4:36 PM


I was told it might be a year or two before it was operating. They also "hinted" that a donation for the engine would be nice. I have sent $100 and plan to send $100-$200 more soon, even though it probably won't do much.

They said if anyone wants to donate send them a check made out to "TVRM #630 Restoration" or something like that.


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Posted by New Haven I-5 on Saturday, March 29, 2008 12:48 PM
 I don't know if this info is correct: Here are the notes for Southern Railway No. 630, a 2-8-0 located in Chattanooga, TN

If you have additional information about this locomotive, and would like to share it, click the Add Note button.

Posted: 2008-03-27 23:16:47.233 by Frank Harrison
Went to the museum March 21st, and she is up and running on the weekends only.

 Found this on

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Modeling the Southern Pacific in the 1960's-1980's

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Posted by awalker1829 on Monday, May 5, 2008 4:15 PM
Nope, it's wrong. The locomotive is still sitting without wheels. When I saw her in February, she was at least a year away from completion.
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