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tanglewood engineThis locomotive has a rich history with Southern Railway and now sits on display at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC. Kids AND adults enjoy climbing in and pretending to be an engineer!

Southern Railway #542: The locomotive was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1903. This 2-8-0 Consolidation operated in North Carolina on the Southern Railway around Statesville and Winston-Salem. Repairs were performed at Spencer Shops. Similar class 2-8-0 locomotives were extensively used by the Southern for local freight trains throughout the entire system. In North Carolina tanglewood enginethey were found from Raleigh to Asheville. Southern owned only 90 of this rare J class locomotive, and the 542 is the sole remaining example. In 1954 the Southern donated the locomotive to Tanglewood Park, near Clemmons, NC. A trade was made in 1991 using the ex-Illinois Central 0-8-0 1894 to obtain the 542 for the museum. It was cosmetically restored for use in the Leatherheads movie as #604 during 2008.  The locomotive has now been restored to it’s original numbering, restored with its original coal tender and is regularly on display.


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