The B&OCT transfer departs B'ville headed for Barr Yard....if I remember correctly at Franklim Park they'll turn right onto the IHB and go south through LaGrange past the EMD plant. If they can't ... (more)
Switching at Barr Yard Chicago
The BOCT switch is working a long distance B&O train.
Shortly after sunset on a warm afternoon, the landmark Pennsylvania Railroad Eight Track Lift Bridge stands silent above the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near the Ash Street interlocking on the... (more)
B&OCT L4 0-8-0 777 with a short work train. This locomotive was clean and it looked like it was just shopped. Even the canvas storm curtains were clean. Note the unusual B&OCT name plate just abov... (more)
At the the B&OCT roundhouse (out of the view on the right), hi-tech steam thorobred 5571, a class T-3a-c 4-8-2 is spotted for service. More Chicago B&O steam is found at Railroad: Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal RailroadLocomotive: Alco S2Location: Chicago, Illinois, USALocomotive #: BOCT 517Train ID: Hostle movePhoto Date: August 12, 1956
In 1886, the Wisconsin Central Railroad had formed a new railway company, called the Chicago and Great Western Railroad (C&GW) to build a new line from a connection with the WC at Forest Park into... (more)
B&O (Chessie) 6240 sits out behind the South Branch Valley shops next to WM BL2 7172. The next time I woudl see this unit would be in 2007, 14 years later, but now 6240 wears a fresh coat of Ches... (more)
Clean Royal Blue B&OCT SW1 (1942) #8417 idles in front of a Harvey, Ill. maroon factory during spring break from College.