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There are times when a B&W image communicates a sense of timelessness. Here, the C & O Signals at Callaghan, WV stand vigil over the main line, their heads slightly cocked to be better seen by a train approaching from around a curve.
Chesapeake and Ohio J-3a class 4-8-4 #614. The last Greenbrier 4-8-4 built by Lima rest during an excursion at the B&O Railroad Museum at Baltimore, Md in Feb, 1992. I bought this at a train show 10 years later. It was renumbered 611 before retirement in 1956. It was reactivated during the...
The Cardinal heads east through St. Albans following the route of the George Washington. New signals are going up in St. Albans. As the old signals are taken out of service and removed, the last visible remnants of the old C & O are gone.
Its 2 am and the last active loco still lettered C & O, on CSX, sits with a ballast train in the westward siding as an east bound coal train passes. C & O fans keep a eye out for 4617, knowing her days are numbered.
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