Photos Past: Southern Railway Locomotive #722

In the early 1970s the Southern Railway ran a series of steam powered excursion trains throughout its system. Steam locomotive No. 722, of a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement, is shown here on the return leg of the day’s journey heading for New Orleans, Louisiana from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Mr. Walter Dove, a long time employee of the Southern, is at the throttle.

Southern Railway #722