Steam Returns to Georgia Railroad Museum

DULUTH, Ga. — Duluth awoke this morning to the sound of a steam engine for the first time in 15 years.

Jeddo Coal Co. No. 85, a 0-4-0T locomotive this morning pulled the first “revenue” trains at the Southeastern Railway Museum since December 2003.

Vulcan Iron Works in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., built the 41-ton locomotive in 1928. It served A.E. Dick Construction Co. and later Jeddo Coal Co.

The Gramling family has owned the steam locomotive since 2010. The family has taken their locomotives to 30 museums in 19 states since 2004.

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