Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Mobile, AL

Years of Operation: 1913-1948

Predecessor Roads:

Successor Roads: St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco)

Miles OperatedMain line: Nannahubba, AL to Reform, AL, 188.0 miles. Mobile Industrial line, 6.00 miles — total, 194 miles. Trackage: North Mobile to Calvert, AL, 30.0 miles.

 

Equipment

1915: Locomotives: 23. Cars: 15 passenger, 150 box, 60 flat, 40 gondola, 101 service.

 

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HISTORY by Gil Hoffman:

The Carrollton Short Line Railway was chartered in July 1897, and the name changed to Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad on September 29, 1906. The road was completed to York AL in December 1910.

 The Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railway was incorporated in Alabama in April 1913, as a consolidation of the Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad, the Tombigbee Valley Railroad and the Mobile Terminal Railway, effective in May 1913. The Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railway went into receivership on November 22, 1915, and was foreclosed in July 1918.

 The Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad Corporation was incorporated in Alabama on October 10, 1918, as successor to the A. T. & N. Ry., effective November 1, 1918.

 

REFERENCE

 

1. “Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railway Company,” Valuation Docket No. 976, ICC Reports, Vol. 135, p. 337.

 

AT&N caboose 40

AT&N motor car 31 at the depot in York.

AT&N 28 at York.

AT&N depot at Lisman. Photographer Phil Kotheimer was the driver of the Railway Express truck seen by the depot.

 

A stunning Witbeck photo of AT&N 302 at York.

 

 

AT&N depot at Mt. Vernon.

 

AT&N 4-6-0 No. 28 on the passenger train at York. 

AT&N owned at least motorcar.

AT&N pile driver about 1969.

David Price caught an EMD-rebuilt Alco RS-2 at Reform on the AT&N wye in May 1969.

AT&N 102 at York in the late 1940's.

AT&N Alco RS-1 105 at York.

AT&N 4-6-0 No. 302 was bought new in 1913.

AT&N 302 assists ailing motorcar on the passenger train.

AT&N 2-10-0 No. 401.

AT&N No. 402 at York.

Another nice view of AT&N 402.

AT&N's small depot at the north end of the line at Reform. The GM&O depot is visible in the background on the right. 

A closer view of the AT&N depot at Reform on January 31, 1971. This depot still survived as of 2007.

Frisco GP-7 No. 574 on the former AT&N at York in March 1972.

Frisco Geep 603 on the west leg of the wye at Reform on January 30, 1969.

Frisco wood caboose 1151 at York in March 1972.

The former AT&N shop building at York on June 22, 1974.

AT&N caboose 37 was bought secondhand from the Mobile & Ohio Railroad.

AT&N caboose 40 at York.

Inspection car No. 5 at Mobile on September 1, 1940.

AT&N No. 30 at York on July 26, 1931. This engine was bought by the Tombigbee Valley before the formation of the AT&N.

No. 91 at York on January 20, 1937. This locomotive was bought secondhand from the Western Ry of Alabama.

Builder's view of Alco RS-1 No. 101.

Builder's photo of RS-1 No. 110.

No. 103 was still on home rails at Mobile on August 25, 1968, twenty years after the Frisco bought the AT&N. 

No. 108 at Mobile in June 1969. Note the AT&N sublettering on the cab.

RS-1 108 at Mobile in June 1969. 

AT&N No. 203 at York on July 26, 1931. This 2-8-0 was bought new in 1920 and eventually wound up at Masonite Corp. in Laurel, MS in 1942.

Alco 2-8-0 No. 204 at Mobile on August 7, 1933. This engine was bought new in 1922, and was eventually sold to the ET&WNC in Tennessee.

Baldwin Decapod 401 was bought new in 1928. It was later sold to Woodward Iron Co. near Birmingham and exist today at the Mid-Continent Railroad Museum in Wisconsin.

2-10-0 No. 401 at Mobile, probably in the mid-1930's.

Former AT&N 2-10-0 No. 427 at the Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern on August 12, 1947. This Russian Decapod was bought by the AT&N from the Erie in 1943.

AT&N inspection car at the turntable in Mobile in the 1960's still had AT&N lettering on the side.

Alco No. 103 assists a broken down motor car on the passenger train.

AT&N 402 at York. The plate under the headlight says "The Lindburgh."

AT&N 403 was bought new from Baldwin in 1928, and sold to the Gainesville Midland in 1946 through Georgia Car & Loco. It still exists today.

AT&N 2-10-0 No. 425 came from neighbor Gulf Mobile & Ohio in 1941.

No. 428 was bought from the Erie in 1942 and sold to the Gainesville Midland in 1947.

A nice view of 428 doubleheading on a freight.

AT&N depot at Carrollton was still open in this photo taken April 1973.

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Hub of AT&N operations was in this building at York, which housed offices and passenger facilities. Photo circa 1941.

STEAM LOCOMOTIVE ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

1

 

4-4-0

 

   Baldwin

 

3099

 

1/1873

 

16x24

 

62

 

79000

 

Mobile & Ohio R.R. 1st #115

Carrollton Short Line #1, in 1899.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #1,

on 9/29/1906.

 

Out of service 1913.

 

2

 

4-6-0

 

Altoona

 

596

 

10/1881

 

18x22

 

50

 

84800

 

Pennsylvlania R.R. #619

Allegheny Valley 2nd #6, in 1/1883.

Southern Iron & Equipment Co. #228,

on 5/6/1903.

Carrollton Short Line #2, in 5/1903.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #2,

on 9/29/1906.

 

Dropped by 6/30/1918.

 

10

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

31844

 

10/1907

 

17x24

 

52

 

100000

 

New. Cost $9,800.

Baldwin class 8-28D 250

 

Mississippian Ry. #10 Amory, MS, in 1925.

Scrapped 1947.

 

28

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

35292

 

9/1910

 

19x26

 

62

 

128000

 

Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis #28

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #28

Baldwin class 10-32 D 1093

 

Terminal Railway, Alabama State Docks #28, Mobile, AL

 

30

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

31843

 

10/1907

 

17x24

 

52

 

100000

 

Tombigbee Valley R.R. #30

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #30,

on 5/1/1913.

Baldwin class 8-28D 249

 

 

 

32

 

4-4-0

 

A/Rogers

 

37528

 

3/1905

 

18x24

 

68

 

119000

 

Mobile, Jackson & Kansas City #32

New Orleans, Mobile & Chicago #32, in 12/1909.

Gulf, Mobile & Northern R.R. #32, in 1/1917.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #32,

in 11/1928. Cost $2,500.

 

Scrapped 10/1938.

 

50

 

2-6-0

 

Rhode Island

 

 

 

9/1885

 

18x24

 

54

 

98690

 

Mobile & Ohio R.R. #12-17 series

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #50, in 1910.

 

In service 6/30/1918.

 

60

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

10015

 

5/1889

 

19x24

 

50

 

120000

 

Alabama Great Southern #152.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #60,

on 12/24/1910.

Baldwin class 8-32 D 328

 

In service, 6/30/1918.

 

61

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

10016

 

5/1889

 

19x24

 

52

 

98690

 

Alabama Great Southern Ry. #153

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #61,

on 12/24/1910.

Baldwin class 8-32 D 329

 

Dropped by 6/30/1918.

 

62

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

10740

 

3/1890

 

19x24

 

52

 

98690

 

Alabama Great Southern 1st #103

Re. 2nd #154.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #62,

on 12/24/1910.

Baldwin class 8-32 D 376

 

Dropped by 6/30/1918.

 

70

 

4-6-0

 

Rogers

 

2886

 

12/1881

 

18x24

 

          

 

56

 

89050

 

Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis #9

Georgia Car & Loco. Co. #191, in 12/1911.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #70,

on 12/16/1911.

 

Georgia Car & Loco. Co. #429.

Greene County R.R. #70, Monroe, GA, on 3/4/1920.

Georgia Car & Loco. Co. #429.

R. L. Dowling & Sons #3, Bradenton, FL, on 7/24/1924.

 

80

 

2-6-0

 

New York

 

284

 

7/1887

 

 

18x24

 

50

 

98000

 

West Virginia & Pittsburgh #87.

Baltimore & Ohio #910, in 9/1899.

Georgia Car & Locomotive Co. #75, in 1909.

Upchurch Lumber Co. #7, Hastings, FL,

on 12/14/1910.

Georgia Car & Locomotive Co. #160.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #80,

on 3/4/1912.

 

Dropped by 6/30/1918.

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

 

4-6-0

 

Lehigh Valley

 

 

9/1873

 

18x26

 

50

 

87800

 

Lehigh Valley #189 H. S. Godwin.

Rebuilt 5/1897 at Weatherly Shops.

Re. #1291 in 1905.

Georgia Car & Locomotive Co. #96.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #81,

on 3/14/1912.

 

In service 6/30/1918.

 

91

 

4-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

13063

 

11/1892

 

18x24

 

66

 

103000

 

Western Railway of Alabama #16

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #91

Baldwin class 8-30 C 407

 

 

 

92

 

4-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

12889

 

8/1892

 

16x24

 

60

 

81000

 

Staten Island Rapid Transit 2nd #6.

Georgia Car & Locomotive Co. #125, in 1910..

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #92,

on 3/13/1912.

Baldwin class 8-26 C 500

 

In service 6/30/1918.

 

98

 

4-4-0

 

New York

 

682

 

12/1890

 

18x24

 

62

 

90000

 

Mobile & Ohio #70.

Re. #67 in 1910.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #98, in 1916.

 

In service, 6/30/1918.

 

99

 

4-4-0

 

New York

 

681F

683B

 

 

12/1890

 

18x24

 

62

 

90000

 

Mobile & Ohio #69.

Re. #66 in 1910.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #99,

on 2/15/1915.

 

Boiler from M&O #71.

In service, 6/30/1918.

 

200

 

2-8-0

 

 

 

 

 

1890

 

20x24

 

50

 

150000

 

Unknown.

Kilby Locomotive & Machine Works, Anniston, AL

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #200, in 1912.

 

Out of service on 12/30/1918, with tender missing

 

201

 

2-8-0

 

Baldwin

 

38477

 

10/1912

 

20x26

 

56

 

148000

 

New, via F. J. Lisman & Co. Cost $13,015.

Baldwin class 10-34 E 2010

 

In service, 6/30/1918.

 

202

 

2-8-0

 

Lima

 

5929

 

5/1920

 

20x24

 

46

 

157000

 

New. Cost $24,273.

 

Frankfort & Cincinnati Ry. #15, Frankfort, KY, in 3/1945.

 

203

 

2-8-0

 

Lima

 

5984

 

5/1920

 

20x24

 

46

 

157000

 

New. Cost $26,635.

 

Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Chickasaw, AL

Masonite Corp. #100, Laurel, MS,

on 12/14/1942.

 

204

 

2-8-0

 

Lima

 

6239

 

1/1922

 

20x24

 

46

 

160500

 

New. Cost $25,800.

 

East Tennessee & Western North

Carolina #204, Johnson City, TN

 

205

 

2-8-0

 

Lima

 

6240

 

1/1922

 

20x24

 

46

 

160500

 

New. Cost $25,800.

 

Crossett Lumber Co. #14, Crossett, AR, by 10/1945.

Out of service, 9/20/1950.

W. R. Baumgardner Wreckers,

on 4/25/1952 (for scrap).

 

250

 

2-8-0

 

Lima

 

6958

 

10/1925

 

20x24

 

46

 

164000

 

New.

 

Frankfort & Cincinnati Ry. #16, Frankfort, KY, in 3/1945.

 

300

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

36291

 

3/1911

 

18x26

 

56

 

124000

 

Compania Agricola deColumbres #1, Columbres, Mexico.

Returned to BLW for resale.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #300,

on 9/19/1912. Cost $11,915.

Baldwin class 10-30 D 572

 

In service, 6/30/1918.

 

301

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

40667

 

9/1913

 

18x26

 

56

 

124000

 

New.

Baldwin class 10-30 D 652

 

In service, 6/30/1918.

 

302

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

40731

 

10/1913

 

18x26

 

56

 

124000

 

New.

Baldwin class 10-30 D 653

 

In service, 6/30/1918.

 

303

 

4-6-0

 

Brooks

 

2391

 

10/1893

 

19x24

 

56

 

137550

 

Peoria & Eastern #504

New York Central Lines (CCC&StL) #6165,

in 1905.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. #1251,

on 8/30/1919.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #303,

on 2/3/1920.

 

 

 

400

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

11267

 

10/1890

 

19x24

 

52

 

98690

 

Alabama & Vicksburg #418.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #400, in 1912.

Baldwin class 8-32 D 401

 

In service, 6/30/1918.

 

401

 

2-10-0

 

Baldwin

 

60341

 

1/1928

 

24x28

 

56

 

213000

 

New.

Baldwin class 12-42 F 9

 

Georgia Car & Locomotive Co.,

on 11/6/1946.

Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.

Woodward Iron Co. #41, Woodward, AL, on 5/13/1948.

Mid-Continent Railway Museum, North Freedom, WI, in 1965.

 

402

 

2-10-0

 

Baldwin

 

60342

 

1/1928

 

24x28

 

56

 

213000

 

New.

Baldwin class 12-42 F 10

 

Georgia Car & Locomotive Co.,

on 11/6/1946.

Gainesville Midland R.R. #203, Gainesville, GA

National Railway Historical Society, Inc., Atlanta Chapter, in 1959.

 

403

 

2-10-0

 

Baldwin

 

60704

 

3/1929

 

24x28

 

56

 

213000

 

New.

Baldwin class 12-42 F 11

 

Georgia Car & Locomotive Co.,

on 11/6/1946.

Durham & Southern Ry. #403, Charlotte, NC, on 2/25/1947.

Re. #203 in 1953.

Sold for scrap August 1956.

 

425

 

3-10-0

 

Baldwin

 

47891

 

2/1918

 

25x28

 

52

 

200000

 

Ordered as: Russian Govt. Ministry of Ways of Communication #956

Cancelled 1/4/1918 on account of Russian Revolution. Shipped to:

U. S. A. #1131, on 2/23/1918.

Gulf, Mobile & Northern R.R. #201, in 1921.

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio R.R. #201,

in 8/1940.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #425,

by 8/1941.

Baldwin class 12-44 F 556

 

Knight Iron & Metal Co.,

Birmingham, AL, on 10/25/1947

(for scrap).

 

426

 

2-10-0

 

Baldwin

 

48053

 

3/1918

 

25x28

 

52

 

200000

 

Ordered as: Russian Govt. Ministry of Ways of Communication #991

Cancelled 1/4/1918 on account of Russian Revolution. Shipped to:

U. S. A. #1166, on 3/25/1918.

Gulf, Mobile & Northern R.R. #206, in 1921.

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio R.R. #206, in 8/1940.

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #426,

by 8/1941.

Baldwin class 12-44 F 591

 

 

 

427

 

2-10-0

 

Baldwin

 

48011

 

3/1918

 

25x28

 

52

 

200000

 

Ordered as: Russian Govt. Ministry of Ways of Communication #982

Cancelled 1/4/1918 on account of Russian Revolution. Shipped to:

U. S. A. #1151, on 3/20/1918.

Erie R.R. #2450

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #427,

in 11/1943.

Baldwin class 12-44 F 582

 

Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern #507, Minneapolis, MN

 

428

 

2-10-0

 

A/Rich.

 

58874

 

3/1918

 

25x28

 

52

 

201000

 

Built for Russian Government. Not delivered on account of Russian Revolution. Resold to:

U. S. A. #1060

Southern Ry. #8017

Erie RR. #2482

Alabama, Tennessee & Northern #428,

in 11/1942

 

Georgia Car & Locomotive Co.,

on 8/8/1947.

Gainesville Midland R.R. #202, Gainesville, GA, on 8/12/1947.

 

Note: “F” next to a construction number denotes frame of engine, while “B” denotes boiler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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