• Graham Claytor Jr.,Steam Railroader

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Discussion related to railroads/trains that show up in TV shows, commercials, movies, literature (books, poems and more), songs, the Internet, and more... Also includes discussion of well-known figures in the railroad industry or the rail enthusiast hobby.

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  by ErieAtlantic7597
 
I had the opportunity to see Graham Claytor Jr. in the cab of 4501 in 1976 at the Jacksonville Yards of Southern Railway. The occasion was my first main line steam trip. It was certainly quite a sight to see the head man, in his suit, at the throttle. And, a little sooty to boot.
It was Mr. Claytor that rescued the 4501 and instituted the steam program at Southern that so many of us enjoyed.

Take care,

Bruce