Having begun the return journey to Baltimore at Martinsburg, West Virginia, the eastbound Chessie Safety Express makes a station stop at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Some passengers rode t... (more)
The westbound Chessie Safety Express crosses the Potomac River as it slows for a station stop at Harpers ferry, West Virginia. Passengers were given the option of riding to Martinsburg or s... (more)
The Chessie Safety Express rolls west through Bartholows, Maryland. In about ten miles, the train will meet the Metropolitan Subdivision at Point of Rocks. Former B&O observation-buffet-lou... (more)
The Chessie Safety Express works its way west through Morgan, Maryland on the Baltimore & Ohio’s Old Main Line.
The calm solitude along the south branch of the Patapsco River is interrupted as a 4-8-4 storms west on the Baltimore & Ohio’s Old Main Line near Sykesville, Maryland. The train is a Chessie Sa... (more)
The Chessie Safety Express is on the first leg of its Baltimore – Harpers Ferry/Martinsburg trip at Lansdowne, Maryland. In about two miles, C&O 614 will be within sight of the Thomas Viadu... (more)
Chesapeake & Ohio 614 leads an excursion over New Jersey Transit/Metro North at Moodna Viaduct. The extra smoke was put out for the benefit of two video companies shooting the crossing in dueling ... (more)
Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 continues its assault of B&O’s Seventeen Mile Grade at Swanton, Maryland. This Chessie Safety Express excursion ran from Cumberland, Maryland to Terra Alta, Wes... (more)
Former Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 leads the Chessie Safety Express up B&O’s Seventeen Mile Grade at Bond, West Virginia. There was no better place to be to hear the stack talk.
Pan view of the C&O 614 performing one of several full track speed runbys through the site of the old Erie RR yard. The 614's train of NJT Comet coaches and several private cars originated in Hob... (more)
On this day in June, C&O 614 led a Chessie Steam Special from Hartsford, Michigan, to Barr Yard in Riverdale, IL. Tom Golden photo.
The Baltimore and Ohio never had a 4-8-4 on its roster. Only three times did a Northern conquer Seventeen Mile Grade on the St. Louis main line. In 1977, former Reading T-1 2101 pulled a Cumberla... (more)
Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 takes a well-deserved rest at the servicing area in Cumberland, Maryland. After pulling the Chessie Safety Express up the B&O’s iconic Seventeen Mile Grade today... (more)
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)