Archive Record

Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Catalog Number 2016.004.056.a-i
Collection Chattanooga News-Free Press Collection
Description a) Chattanooga Times article stamped June 3, 1953. "SOUTHERN RAILWAY WILL EXPAND YARD -- Most Land Acquired, Work to Get Under Way Soon on $14,000,000 Job." No byline. Harry A. DeButts, president of Southern RAILROAD, describes extension project for the Citico Yards. Southern began buying up land a year previously to extend current yard to Boyce Station. Project to be completed in 18 months.

b) Free Press, stamped June 3, 1953. Aerial photo with caption "Southern's New $14,000,000 Retarder Yard Area..." Photo credit Bob Sherrill, pilot Harry Porter. Points out existing Citico RAILROAD yard, Boone-Hysinger Housing Project, and Thomas Air Park on Riverside Drive. (See photo 2016.004.063)

c) Chattanooga Times, stamped June 10, 1953. "SOUTHERN TO BUILD 'FINEST' YARD HERE -- Official Tells Kiwanis Work to Begin Soon, Recounts Growth of Railroad." No byline. Reports on an address to Kiwanis Club by W. H. Oglesby, general manager of the central lines of Southern RAILROAD.

d) Free Press, stamped June 16, 1953. "STEAM LOCOMOTIVE MAKES LAST TRIP FOR SOUTHERN TOMORROW." No byline. Reports that Southern RAILROAD will be the first large line to be all-diesel. Southern bought its first diesel locomotives in 1939. Its last steam engine will pull into Chattanooga from Oakwood, TN and will be scrapped.

e) Chattanooga Times, stamped June 17, 1953. "SOUTHERN'S LAST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE RUNS TODAY, HEADS FOR SCRAP PILE." Byline Fred Schneider. Covers same ground as (d).

f) Chattanooga Times, stamped June 18, 1953. No Byline. Photo of last steam locomotive on trestle at Chickamauga Dam. Caption "Old 6330 Closes An Era..." Photo credit George Hull.

g) Free Press, stamped June 18, 1953. "SOUTHERN RETIRES LAST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE: ENGINE NO. 6330." No byline. Article with photo of railroad personnel present at ceremony to retire Southern's last steam engine. Photo credit Jim Mooney.

h) Chattanooga Times, stamped June 18, 1953. "STEAM ENGINE ON LAST RUN, SOUTHERN IS NOW ALL DIESEL." Byline R. F. Siemanowski. Article with photos covering same ground as (g). No photo credits. Photo shows Walter Gay, a "fire knocker", putting out the fire in the boiler of No. 6330. A second photo shows engines of three eras: No. 6330, a new diesel, and a replica of "The Best Friend of Charleston," Southern's first steam locomotive.

i) Chattanooga Times, stamped June 21, 1953. "THE POWERFUL BREED OF IRON HORSES HAS DEVELOPED A BETTER STRAIN." Byline R. F. Siemanowski. Full-page spread with 8 photos covering the end of the steam era. Photo credits Max Keister.
Date 1953
Dates of Creation June 1953
Extent of Description a) 2.00" x 12.00"
b) 5.75" x 8.50"
c) 2.00" x 9.00"
d) 4.00" x 5.38"
e) 4.00" x 5.38"
f) 6.00" x 5.50"
g) 7.75" x 16.00"
h) 7.87" x 27.00"
i) 16.25" x 23.00"
Accession number 2016.004