CRR G-1 #1 is on display liveried as IC #382 at the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum in Jackson, TN

CRR G-1 #1, liveried as IC #382, Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum, Jackson, TN

Burnham, Williams & Co., an early incarnation of the
Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA, built this Ten Wheeler (4-6-0) type locomotive as Class G-1 #1 in 1905 for the South & Western Railway Co. It was the only one of its class, followed in 1909 by four of the heavier and more powerful G-2 class.

In 1908, the South & Western became the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railway and then, in 1924, the road was incorporated with the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio of South Carolina and the Clinchfield & Northern Railway of Kentucky into the newly chartered Clinchfield Railroad, at which time the engine was renumbered #99.

The locomotive has a 24’ 6” engine wheelbase and 13’ 4” engine wheelbase. It weighs 137,700 lbs, 98,000 lbs on its 63” drivers. It is equipped with Walschaert valve gear and has 19” x 26” cylinders. With a 29.2 sq ft grate, 142 sq ft firebox and total heating surface of 2,139 sq ft, it operated at a boiler pressure of 200 psi delivering 25,327 lbs tractive effort. The tender weighs 99,300 lbs light and has a capacity of 4,500 gallons of water and 12½ tons of coal.


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In 1953, #99 was sold to the Black Mountain Railway in Burnsville, NC, where it was renumbered #3. The company was bought by the Yancey Railroad in 1955 and, the following year, the engine was sold to the City of Jackson, TN.

#3 is on display at the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum as Illinois Central #382, the engine Casey Jones was engineering in the early hours of the morning of 30th April 1900 when his train collided with a stalled freight train near Vaughan, MS. His dramatic death while trying to stop his train and save his passengers' lives made him a hero; immortalised in a popular ballad written by his friend Wallace Saunders, an African-American engine wiper for the IC.

You can see the only other surviving Clinchfield steam locomotive, #1, on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum Roundhouse page of this website.