In January 1985, Ross Roland was running tests for his ACE 3000 project with C&O 4-8-4 #614 between Huntington, WV and Hinton, WV. Here the eastbound coal train is blasting through St. Albans.
The former Chesapeake and Ohio J-3 Greenbriar 614T wears its temporary number while running westbound with hoppers during the January 1985 steam power tests.
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)
Chesapeake & Ohio 614 thunders through a downpour as it crests Sand Patch Grade in Pennsylvania with the Chessie Safety Express.
The Chessie Safety Express crosses the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry as it makes its way from Baltimore to Cumberland, Md., for a weekend of attacking 17 Mile Grade and Sand Patch Grade.
I set the way-back machine to 10-26-1996 and Rutherford, New Jersey. You are looking at the last commercially built passenger steam locomotive made in the USA. Outshopped by Lima Locomotive works ... (more)
The 614 is preparing to be turned after pulling the "Chessie Safety Express" into town from Cumberland, MD. The highlight of the trip was the climb up the B&O's legendary Seventeen Mile... (more)
The boys on the station platform are awed by the 614 as it heads east on the old B&O Metropolitan Subdivision. The unique Point of Rocks station, sometimes called the "B&O's church," is... (more)