A C&O GP9 switches cars on the north side of Toledo, while Ann Arbor No. 10, formerly Manistique & Lake Superior Alco S3 No. 1 performs similar chores on a parallel track.
Eastbound Jessup 96
A mixed lashup of EMDs and GEs on a coal train pulls out of Huntington's yard at DK Cabin. Represented are EMD models GP40-2, GP40, GP30 and GP9, plus a single rare (to C&O) U30C 3310.
Chesapeake & Ohio 614 has turned and is back on its train as it gets ready to leave Terra Alta, W.Va., with the Chessie Safety Express. The trip originated in Cumberland, Md., and featured the lon... (more)
It is February 1982, and a winter storm has dropped fresh snowfall along the New River. CW Cabin marked the west end of the Hinton yard, and the east end of the New River Subdivision. An eastbound... (more)
Several years into the CSX era, a Chessie B30-7 teams with another B-boat and two geeps to lead a northbound out of the late afternoon sun and past the old West Point coaling tower and an ex-SCL M... (more)
5608 and 1833 making a set off at Hamburg St. (HB Tower) in Baltimore. This was not a through freight, but a run that came over from the east side of town and was going to Riverside. From the Coll... (more)
SW1 #8407 passes the water fall at Sharpless Road with a westbound local on the Landenburg Branch.
From the Collection of Tim Cronin
Chessie/C&O U30B 8230 switches the yard at Kenova.
Chessie/C&O SD40 7580 leads GP9 6188 and an eastbound hopper train on the triple track at Cattletsburg, KY. Historically, this section between Big Sandy Jct. and Russell, KY, had the highest tonna... (more)
Chessie System ran their Safety Express behind steamer 614 in the summer of 1981. This image was taken as it cruised along the B&O mainline between Youngstown and New Castle. The Pittsburgh and La... (more)
The westbound New River Train passes abandoned NI Cabin in Prince, WV. The C&O in this era still had many structures from the steam era along the right-of-way.
A set pf vintage B&O power lays over in Brunswick, MD, during a motive power shortage in mid-1980.
A four unit set of EMDs led by B&O GP40-2 4156 grinds upgrade along the New River with a loaded coal train in 1983. Note the WM unit in trail.
Chessie's J3a Greenbrier class 4-8-4 leads the Safety Express eastbound up the grade past the old Cotton Hill Station, deep in the New River Gorge.