You are looking at the world's most powerful articulated steam locomotive, C&O H-8 2-6-6-6 Allegheny 1601. It and it's brethren were rated for 7,498 horsepower at 46 MPH. Interesting how single un... (more)
C&O 1601's cab is immaculate at the Ford Museum. Here is a fun fact, if you pull the throttle, you get steam sound effects. Cool!
To keep people from tripping on the grate shakers the museum has... (more)
The DeWitt Clinton and C&O 1601 composite the greatest display of alpha and omega design I have ever seen. Any observer can grasp the genealogy of steam locomotive engineering with this tableau.
As a heavy snow squall dumps a blanket of powder over the right of way, this classy C&O lantern rests on a tie providing us with not only heat, but a small bit of light.
A near full moon watches over the vintage St. Albans C&O Depot. The Depot is home to a small museum and occasionally hosts open houses. During the annual New River Train excursions, the depot is o... (more)
The soot-stained brick interior of the Blue Ridge Tunnel is seen after a single 30s exposure on the day after Christmas, 2009. To mourn the 65th anniversary of this majestic tunnel's abandonment, ... (more)
Derailer at Forest Hill Crossing to prevent crossing trains from collisions with very bad consequences.
What do You think, where whould a derailed train running into ?
Geeps coming and going...
Steam-powered derrick WC-11 (based at Shelby) works the huge Clinchfield derailment at Winegar.
The big push for plant rationalization in the seventies inspired C&O to rip one of two main tracks in the New River Gorge. This work train has finished for the day after picking up rip up debris.
A Richard Beal photo:
Classic west Michigan power at Pleasant Street Tower in Grand Rapids, MI on this summers day, grabbing the orders as well
Former C&O GP7 #5833 heading back to Nelsonville on the 2nd run of the santa train season.
A light engine moves heads east, about to cross the C&O.
B&O 4001 pauses so the crewmen can check the signals.
C&O 4217 & Conrail 6242 take a train slowly around the northwest trasnfer wye, headed north towards Toledo.