Exuding as much brute force and strength as any steam locomotive ever has, Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 walks the Chessie Safety Express up the B&O’s Sand Patch grade. As the train negotiate... (more)
Seen from the former Western Maryland Salisbury viaduct, the Chessie Safety Express rolls east down the Sand Patch grade near Meyersdale, Pennsylvania. The open farmland has given way to “p... (more)
1309's completed tender waits to be attached to the tender frame. Seen outside the shop in Ridgley WV
All dressed up! On Memorial Day weekend, the Kentucky Steam Heritage Corporation held an open house and work session for the 2716 restoration project. During this weekend, 2716 and all of her el... (more)
Only a face the Chessie could love. Hopefully, this is one of the next pieces to get a cosmetic restoration.
On the first night of the KSHC open house, members held an impromptu photo session. The numerous lights added by Bill Purdie and the Southern Steam Program members were illuminated and gave the ne... (more)
The firebox of 2716 has had lateral lines drawn on the side sheets in preparation for an ultrasonic test which will take place on Memorial Day Weekend. The remainder of the firebox including sypho... (more)
NKP 765 dressed as C&O 2765 begins its assault of Duff Mountain passing the Chaska coal tower enroute Knoxville in a steady rain.
Just a shell of its former glory is how Smith Creek Yard in Clifton Forge, Virginia is now. Not much is left except the C&O Heritage Center. Pictured is various equipment belonging to the C&O Hi... (more)
Criticism aside, it is still very cool to see what these queens of steam look like undressed. Here is a look at C&O 1309's firebox inside the shops at the WMSR during a recent tour.
Chessie System’s famous “sleeping kitten” logo still adorns the side of Chesapeake and Ohio 50-foot boxcar No. 21054—now being used by Iowa Interstate maintenance-of-way as storage at Atlantic, Io... (more)
Eastbound coal rolls through the small community of Mount Carbon, West Virginia. The Chessie SD50’s were the pride of the fleet in the mid-1980’s.