F7A's C&O 8016 and B&O 722 pose with PRR E8A 5711 at the former Southern Railway Spencer Shops in Spencer, NC for the Streamliners at Spencer event. If you look real close on the Pennsy E unit, yo... (more)
One of the older locomotives at Spencer was C&O 8016, which was originally built as Clinchfield 800 in 1948. Here it rides the turntable alongside FT 103.
Chesapeake & Ohio, C&O 8016 EMD F7A next to the water standpipe at North Carolina Transportation Museum's "Streamliners at Spencer" Friday May 30, 2014.
As the sun emerges from behind a layer of intimidating storm clouds, an assortment of streamliners surrounding the turntable are illuminated by the late evening sun. From left to right: NKP Alco P... (more)
NCTM staff member John Barnett gives the ease on back hand signal to the engineer aboard C&O 8016 (ex-CRR 800) during the Streamliners at Spencer event. The staff and volunteers of NCTM spent man... (more)
C&O 8016 and B&O 722 sit side by side during the Friday night photo session at Spencer.
The Streamliners posing in the night
This C&O veteran is looking mighty fine.
Great news for this grand lady! The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad announced today that it will acquire #1309, a C&O 2-6-6-2 mallet, and return the locomotive to operation. The 1309, the last ... (more)
The conquerors took over steam — C&O F units at Peach Creek, W. Va. Oct. 6, 1956.
Two C&O E units have the 13 cars of eastbound Train 6, the “FFV,” paused at Hinton, W. Va. during the holidays on Dec. 30, 1960.
It was bad enough arriving Peach Creek, W. Va. to find C&O’s steam operations had just been taken over by diesels in 1956, but the dismal, rainy, overcast Oct. 6th day didn’t help the enthusiasm. ... (more)
Not too far from Peach Creek, C&O had a string of 2-6-6-6’s condemned to scrap in the yard at Hinton, W. Va., such as 1624 on Aug. 5, 1956. I was too late to see and hear the brutes in action.
More conqueror’s of C&O steam — Alco RSD-15’s 6802 and 6808 at Peach Creek, W. Va., brand new on Oct. 6, 1956.
C&O quickly reduced its surplus steam power to scrap at Peach Creek, W. Va., and the tender and underframe of 2-6-6-2 1518 was all that remained on Oct. 6, 1956.