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Southern Railway Ps-4 Class Pacific Streamlined Steam Locomotive
The Southern Railway's Class Ps-4 Pacific No. 1380 was built by Alco in 1923. It was streamlined in 1941 by Otto Kuhler for use on the Tennessean train, which connected New York with Memphis, Tennessee.
The bullet-nose streamlining designed by Otto Kuhler was similar to the bullet-style of the B&O's Royal Blue. The Southern's Tennessean service operated between Washington, DC, and Monroe, Virginia, and connected with the Norfolk and Western Railway, who had assigned its streamlined J class engines to its connecting lines. When the Southern finally dieselized the Tennesean, No. 1308 joined the remainder of the Ps-4s assigned elsewhere on the road, though it retained its streamlining.
Southern Railway No. 1401, a bright green Pacific locomotive without the streamlining, is displayed in the Smithsonian Museum.
Southern Ps-4 Overview
Southern 1380 was a rebuild of a 1923 Ps4 Pacific. The streamlining was done by Otto Kuhler. The 1380 pulled The Tennessean from Washington D.C. to Monroe Virginia.
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