Into the Open
Southern 2-8-0 #630 pops out of Missionary Ridge Tunnel in Chattanooga with bell ringing and exhaust pounding. No doubt the 630's crew will be taking a deep breath of fresh air in a moment, not to mention the crew of #4501, coupled behind the 630's tender and still deep in the tunnel and the smoke. The train is on its way to Summerville, GA.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, November 2015.