RailPictures.Net Photo: RDG 2101 Chessie System Steam 4-8-4 at Boothwyn, Pennsylvania by Charles Knox Freericks estate
 
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Boothwyn (more..)
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
September 23, 1978
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RDG 2101 (more..)
Chessie Steam Special (more..)
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The Chessie Steam Special races towards Philadlephia behind Reading T1 #2101. Staged in honor of the 1977 Sesquicentennial of the Baltimore & Ohio (founded in 1827), Ross Rowland's 4-8-4 toured the Chessie System in full Chessie System yellow, blue, and vermillion, and including Chessie, the sleepy C&O kitten. It was so successful during its 1977 season that the railroad decided to add a second year in 1978. Here it is heading north on a one day Baltimore-Philadelphia-Baltimore round trip.
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