Southern Railway 1643

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Southern Railway 1643
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder American Locomotive Company (Pittsburgh Works)
Serial number 37672
Build date September 1905
 • Whyte 0-6-0
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver dia. 50 in (1.270 m)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 185 psi (1.28 MPa)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 20 in × 26 in (508 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Stephenson
Performance figures
Tractive effort 32,710 lbf (145.5 kN)
Operators Southern Railway, Morehead & North Fork Railroad
Class A-7
Numbers 1643 (SOU)
12 (M&NF)
Retired 1963 (revenue)
Current owner Jerry Jacobson
Disposition Stored, awaiting restoration

Southern Railway 1643 is a steam locomotive built in 1905 by the Pittsburgh Works of the American Locomotive Company for the Southern Railway. It is a 0-6-0 Switch engine of Southern's A-7 class.

In 1952, the engine was sold to the Morehead and North Fork Railroad in Morehead, Kentucky. Renumbered 12, the locomotive operated on the M&NF until the road dieselized on April 1st, 1963. After the engine was retired, it remained stored in one of the road's engine sheds. In 2011, the engine was purchased by Jerry Jacobson, and moved to his Age of Steam Roundhouse in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Here, the engine is planned to be restored to operating condition.