The Chessie Steam Special, led by C&O 614, heads out of Cumberland, Md on its way to Terra Alta, West Virginia.
One of Lima's finest- C&O's J3-a Greenbrier No. 614; built June, 1948- 255 psi, 72" drivers, 68,300 lbf, 4.13 factor of adhesion.
During the year that Back to the Future appeared on the silver screen, the town where time stood still had its own back to the future moment. Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 was back pulling co... (more)
With marker lamps lit and flying American flags, C&O 4-8-4 614 leads an eastbound coal train through Deep Water, West Virginia.
After close to three decades of absence, coal smoke filled the air over trains of black diamonds in January, 1985. Here an eastbound train powered by C&O 4-8-4 614 passes through Handley, West Vir... (more)
Steam returned to coal train service on the Chesapeake & Ohio main line during most of the month of January, 1985. C&O 4-8-4 614 pulled coal trains between Huntington and Hinton, West Virginia, wh... (more)
The C&O 614 with twelve cars on a photo runby, just after climbing Seventeen Mile Grade in the late summer of 1981
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway #5828 and #614 on display at the C&O Railway Heritage Center. The EMD GP7 was built in 1952 by Electro-Motive Diesel. The J3a Greenbrier was built in 1948 by Lima Locom... (more)
The Chessie Safety Express heads east through Summerfield, IL.
The Chessie Safety Express has been wyed and serviced and will soon be ready to depart on the return trip to East St. Louis.
At a location generally thought of as being on Southern Railway’s main line, Chesapeake and Ohio 4-8-4 614 is actually on home rails, as the SR main from Alexandria to Orange is jointly operated b... (more)
On October 4, 1981, the Chessie Safety Express made a one-way ferry trip from Baltimore to Richmond. Here Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 leads the train over the B&O’s Thomas Viaduct in mornin... (more)
Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 614 pulls the Chessie Safety Express over Big Gunpowder Falls at Gunpowder, Maryland.
Philadelphia bound, C&O 4-8-4 614 leads the Chessie Safety Express over the Thomas Viaduct at Relay, Maryland. The round trip, operated by the Baltimore Chapter of the NRHS, originated in S... (more)
We're looking out from an open-window coach, as the 614 makes a hard left at Viaduct Junction. It was a rocket-ride up the Potomac Valley that day.