Photos from the 2003 SRHA Convention

May 1-3, 2003, SARM was the host facility for the annual Southern Railway Historical Association convention.

On Friday, May 2, we hosted an area tour with stops at the TVA Kingston power plant, Franklin Limestone in Crab Orchard, and the Oliver Springs library in the old Southern depot. That evening, we operated a special dinner train over our railroad.

On Saturday, May 3, we operated a special trip for the SRHA members over our regular excursion route, which was operated by Southern Railway for many years. On Sunday, May 4, we operated a charter that covered the entire Knoxville & Holston River, a former Southern Railway industrial line in Knoxville, Tennessee.


The first stop on the Friday tour was the TVA plant at Kingston. Here is the inside of the car dump.

Outside was TVA 13.

And TVA 027.

Next, we went to Crab Orchard, on the former Tennessee Central line, later operated by Southern Railway. Today, Franklin Industrial Minerals (FIM) operates the line. Here is the morning train, just back from the NS interchange.

FIM built a new shop complex at Crab Orchard, a great place for a talk about the rail line.

Saturday saw a special trip over the SARM line in Oak Ridge. Here, RS-1 5310 leads the train at Blair.

A bit further down the line, the Southern coaches are clearly visible at this runby.

On Sunday, it was to Knoxville. Here you can see the crowd in the open car.

We performed a photo runby at the old quarry at Ramsey.

All photos this page by Barton Jennings.

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