OBSS (Orange Blossom Special-South), with CSX/B&O GP40 6638 plus four, is westbound at White Marsh on B&O's Philadelphia Subdivision at 09:05 on January 6, 1987. Same symbol, same vantage point, 2... (more)
"Truncated Orange Blossom"With only two engines (Chessie System/B&O GP40-2 4296 and Seaboard System/SBD U30C 7238), and fewer than 20 trailers, an unusually short Orange Blossom Special... (more)
Heading east on the B&O's Garrett Subdivision, and crossing over the Michigan Central Porter Branch double track main.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum's prized 4-4-0 No. 25, an 1856 Mason Machine Works survivor is seen here at the Museum's back shop undergoing its mandatory 1472 service inspection and overh... (more)
A westbound B&O manifest with a blue B&O GP40 and two Chessie geeps rolls through the cut at Whitemarsh, Maryland.
B&O EMC EA No. 51
The first streamlined diesel locomotive delivered to the B&O, No. 51 set a stylistic precedent for future generations of EMC /EMD streamlined diesels. Seen here in the... (more)
B&O CB97 ("Curtis Bay 97", Baltimore/Curtis Bay to Cumberland), powered by Chessie System/B&O GP40-2 4438, CS/B&O GP30 6924, CS/B&O GP40-2 4430, and CS/C&O GP30 3028, is about to cross the Patapsc... (more)
The former Baltimore and Ohio Valley Line, from Harpers Ferry to Strasburg passes along the floor of the Shenandoah. In Charles Town the line crosses the former Norfolk and Western at grade and is... (more)
The southbound Orange Blossom Special travels within sight of the Philadelphia Art Museum after exiting the tunnel that passes under the Oval in front of the iconic art museum steps. The t... (more)
In need of visiting the wash rack (and maybe the paint shop as well), Chessie System/B&O GP40-2 4137 leads a very late SLTT, the St. Louis Trailer Train, westbound at Lansdowne, MD on Track 1 of t... (more)
"Age Before Beauty"Westbound coal empties, with Chessie System/B&O SD50 8590 in charge, are paused on the Hood siding to meet a higher priority eastbound trailer train with CS/C&O SD40 ... (more)
A trio of B&O/C&O/B&O GP-40's have cut off their train and are entering the north end of the Stockyards engine facility in pre-Queensgate days. Shot from RH Tower.
A single SW900 is seen switching cars on the east end of Barr Yard near the repair track. Note the safety-themed billboard behind the locomotive which would be updated several times a year to ref... (more)
The short-lived Roadrailer is passing KC Junction. To the left are the remaining tracks of the C&O yard.
Loads East, Empties West
Hinton, West Virginia was a busy division point on the Chesapeake & Ohio. Although there was other traffic, the predominant commodity carried on the C&O wa... (more)