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Atlanta and West Point 290 is a steam locomotive built in 1926 by the Lima Locomotive Works for the Atlanta and West Point Railroad. The engine is a 4-6-2 Heavy Pacific type steam locomotive, remarkably similar to Southern Railway's Ps-4s class. With sister locomotive No. 190 built for the Western Railway of Alabama, 290 pulled the Crescent passenger service from Atlanta, GA, to Montgomery, Alabama, until her retirement from revenue service in 1954.

A&WP 290 starred in the 1991 film Fried Green Tomatoes making numerous appearances. It has also been the subject of Pentrex's New Georgia Steam Excursions: A & WP #290, a film appealing to rail fans covering a ceremonial run between Atlanta to Montgomery over 290's home rails.


Retired from service in 1993, she is currently stored awaiting a cosmetic restoration in Building #3.











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