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Steam-o-rama

Southern Railway 75th Anniversary

In November of 1969, the Southern Railway system celebrated its 75th anniversary with a steam celebration in Anniston, Alabama, along the Birmingham to Atlanta mainline. Dubbed the 1969 "Steam-o-rama", the railroad commemorated the anniversary by gathering three working steam locomotives in excursion service from around the region. The lineup included the legendary Flying Scotsman, which was making a Bristish Industry Tour through the United States during the late 1960s. A large crowd turned out in Anniston for the event, and several dignitaries spoke from the rear platform of the Southern Railway's office car New River.

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This page was updated on 2016-03-26