Logan, WV C&O shops, 09/04/53, photographer unknown. John E. Troxler collection.
A Chesapeake and Ohio Mallet runs again! WMSR / C&O 1309 is fired up and takes its first steps outside of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's shops in Ridgeley. Constructed in 1949, C&O 1309 ... (more)
WMSR 1309 is doing some testing around the shop complex in Ridgeley, WV. 1309 was dressed up in C&O lettering thanks to Trains Magazine. After these runs, 1309 was winterized and put away for some... (more)
C&O 1309 was out test running today. She looks good all stretched out. More testing and tightening up and she will be good as new.
Black Hills Central 110 Pulling the Train up Through the Black Hills in South Dakota
Black Hills Central's impressive mallet-type steamer is a fun and easy train to chase, with multiple access points to a variety of landscapes along the line. It was a gorgeous summer day to watch ... (more)
Criticism aside, it is still very cool to see what these queens of steam look like undressed. Here is a look at C&O 1309's firebox inside the shops at the WMSR during a recent tour.
Two workers discuss what needs to be done inside the smokebox of Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 No. 1309. This scene was part of a night photo session held inside the shop (while a wind and rain storm ... (more)
Work progresses on the restoration of Chesapeake & Ohio 2-6-6-2 No. 1309 in the Western Maryland Scenic's shop. This is actually a staged photo done as part of the "Farewell to 734" even... (more)
C&O 2-6-6-2 No.1309 at the WMSRThe Restoration Continues!
Chesapeake & Ohio's No.1309 is a 2... (more)
1309 Driver being moved to be prepared for shipment.
In early morning light Rayonier 14, a Baldwin 2-6-6-2 compound articulated mallet, heads south from Crane Creek reload toward the tide water log dump near Hoquiam some 40 miles away. This was the ... (more)
The 204 heads from the mine at Lauro Muller to Tubarao with loads.