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.
C&O had 15 Class C-12 0-10-0’s, most of which worked the heavy coal cuts at Peach Creek, W.Va. By Oct. 6, 1956, 142’s services were no longer needed. It’s tiny headlight was mounted on the pil... (more)
Another never-to-be-called back on stage to perform, C&O 1344 in the dead line at Peach Creek, W. Va.
Have you ever arrived at a play late, just after the final curtain dropped? That was my luck at Peach Creek, W.Va. when C&O had just shut down stream operations. This was C&O 2-6-6-2 1421 after... (more)
Locomotives tucked behind the north car shop at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD
C&O 614 sits on display at the C&O Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge, VA in a god awful green paint scheme
Engineer Steve Wickersham leans out to grab orders as the Chessie Safety Special returns to East St. Louis from an excursion to Flora, Ill.
The C&O Louisville section of the George Washington is poised for its afternoon departure under the 1891 train shed at Louisville Union Station. On the adjacent track, a car knocker awaits the ret... (more)