When 662 was originally put on display in the museum, the manufacture's name plate was missing. Something that I had not known even existed on this engine. It has since been added and after carefu... (more)
First ever heritage unit on the Chesapeake Western. The Monongahela is on point leading 83 empty grain cars back to the NS Shenandoah yard. 8025 Monongahela unit came in town shortly before Christ... (more)
CW running classic Southern style with long hood forward on return trip from the new end of the line in Broadway. This line was once a B&O passenger line then turned Southern freight that connecte... (more)
The Harrisonburg yard was quite full today with these for units in the normal tie down spots while two more NS & two UP units brought up the rear near the old depot. But what caught my eye the mos... (more)
One of the famous "Lost Engines of Roanoke" has been rescued and sets awaiting better days. There is the rumor that one of the prime movers on this unit or its sister could be restored to operate... (more)
Chesapeake Western 662 was one of the extremely derelict rust-buckets known as the "lost locomotives of Roanoke". It was moved to the Roanoke Chapter NRHS's 9th Street facility and meticulously re... (more)
As one of the Lost Engines of Roanoke the CW 662 shows some of her models unique details in this top view! How about those six Stacks, she was built with four. After years of languishing in the Sc... (more)
Chesapeake Western T6 #10 switching at Harrisonburg, VA || December 1974
Chesapeake Western caboose No. 1 trails a local freight as it makes it way west at Weyers Cave, VA on April 21, 1980.
On the way back from a trip farther north, we decided to stop by Harrisonburg and check out the Chesapeake Western. Upon arriving at the yard, we found their entire roster, two T6s, coupled with ... (more)
Chesapeake Western Alco T6 No. 11 was resting outside the shop building at Elkton, VA on June 25, 1978.
CHW T-6 #11 westbound from Elkton in this September 1969 view.
Chesapeake Western T-6 #11 showing its Alco heritage at Harrisonburg, VA in the summer of '70.
Chesapeake Western #11 at the Bridgewater, VA station in December 1972.