“Light it, Howell!”

Video of Southern Railway’s steam crew replacing a driver tire. No. 722 can be seen in the back of the shop, no. 4501 is over the drop pit (with most of the locomotive outside). Visible are Bill Purdie, Doug Karhan, Howell Edmunds, Ronald Norman, and Steve Wickersham of the American Freedom Train crew. The time is early 1976, when Ross Rowlands’ AFT no. 1 (Reading 2101) was in Irondale getting repairs.

Film by Tom Atkinson and Don Sharpe, posted to YouTube by Cary Atkinson.