The C&O's switch engine captive to Milwaukee rests prior to loading 18 rail cars onto the City of Midland 41 car ferry, which will return across Lake Michigan to Ludington, MI.
The beauty of Virginia isn't so apparent in winter, when it can be cold, wet and foggy. On this visit to Clifton Forge, the forecast was for freezing temperatures later in the day, but I had to g... (more)
Geeps and cabooses mingle at Clifton Forge back when it was still a very important spot on the Chesapeake & Ohio.
A very clean B30-7 leads an equally clean SD40-2 around the connecting track from C&O to B&O.
Three dusty GP7s bring a train around the big curve in the Clifton Forge yard, back when this was still a hopping place.
An original SD40 C&O Work Horse 7534 sits stationary at the C&O Heritage Center while the CSX yard man shuffles cars around at the Clifton Forge yard in the back ground.
I think Virginia is beautiful, particularly in the mountainous areas, but it can feel grim in winter - cold, gray and wet. You can see it n this image, with C&O 6189 providing about the only brig... (more)
C&O 7517 is not quite six years old as it teams with an SD35 on a westbound train passing through the yard in Richmond.
The Cumberland Subdivision was opened in 1842 as part of the Baltimore & Ohio’s mainline, following the Potomac River. In 1914 the B&O opened the Magnolia Cutoff, a more direct route through moun... (more)
An elderly GP7 is surrounded by even older facilities left over from steam days.
C&O 5704 leads a excursion South through Unipolis.
C&O 5704 leads a excursion South out of Lima.
Chapel At The Creek. Former Chesapeake And Ohio business car "Chapel Hill" (PPCX 800043) held the markers for Amtrak 239 on Friday, May 14, 2021, seen crossing Spuyten Duyvil Cree... (more)
Tom Golden photo.
From his cupola seat in a wide-vision caboose, the conductor of a Chesapeake & Ohio hopper train gives a friendly wave to a few photographers. He is passing westward through Crozet, Virginia.