The American Locomotive Company, also known as ALCO, built the 630 for the Southern Railway in 1904. The wheel arrangement of this engine is a 2-8-0, known as a Consolidation. Railroads used these locomotives to haul freight on short trips or around large rail yards. The 630 was recently under restoration at TVRM for almost ten years. It has been returned to service and will haul passenger trains at the museum as well as for Norfolk Southern Railroad’s “21st Century Steam” program.