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7/15/2020
 
 
 
 
 
By:Gary Everhart
Dates:1/1/1881 - 12/1/1960
Album Info:This is a consolidation of several separate C&O albums posted earlier. The photos are mostly original b&w scans, some with adjustments and refinements to bring out details. The photographer, date and location are identified when known. Approximate dates and locations have been given to those without the information.
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CO 4-6-0 #129 - Cheaspeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-6-0 #129 - Cheaspeake & Ohio
Description:  Built by the Rogers Locomotive Works of Paterson, NJ, in 1889, this 4-6-0 ten wheeler served the C&O for about 35 years before the class was scrapped in 1924. According to an early Railroad & Engineering Journal "noted that these were passenger Ten-wheelers intended for heavy grades. The "vestibule" train for which it was expressly designed had nine cars and was to be moved over the section at an average of 32 mph." Specs - F-9 class, 62" drivers, 170 psi boiler pressure, 20x24" cylinders, engine weight of 137,200 lb, tractive effort of 22,374 lb. No exact date other than circa 1900, no location and no photographer were given for the photo.
Photo Date:  6/1/1900  Upload Date: 5/1/2016 9:31:46 AM
Location:  Unknown, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 129(4-6-0)
Views:  422   Comments: 1
CO 4-8-2 #549 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-8-2 #549 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  The Alco-Richmond factory shine and white walls still gleams in this photo. Built in 1923, it originally was numbered 139 but a year later renumbered to 540. No date, location or photographer was listed for the photo but it appears to be very early in its service, hence the arbitrary date set in 1924. The J-2 class was eventually retired in 1951-52.
Photo Date:  6/1/1924  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 6:16:01 AM
Location:  Unknown, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 549(4-8-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
C&O 2-10-4 #3035 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Title:  C&O 2-10-4 #3035 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Description:  Nice looking 1930 Lima built Texas type 2-10-4 locomotive sitting in the Russell, KY, yard approximately a year after being delivered for heavy service between Russell, KY, and Toledo, OH. According to www.steamlocomotive. com "The Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad designed a new Class of freight locomotive to satisfy its needs for motive power. They tested an Erie Berkshire then basically stretched the Erie design adding one set of drivers, creating a 2-10-4 that was both powerful and fast. The C&O ordered forty of it new design "Texas" type locomotives from the Lima Locomotive Works in 1930. These locomotives were designated as Class T-1 and were assigned road number 3000 through number 3039. They had 69" diameter drivers, 29" x 34" cylinders, a 265 psi boiler pressure, exerted 93,345 pounds of tractive effort and each weighed 566,000 pounds. The locomotives were equipped with a trailing truck booster that exerted 15,275 pounds of tractive effort. This basic design was used for most 2-10-4s constructed after 1930." R.W. Legg photo
Photo Date:  10/1/1930  Upload Date: 8/27/2015 3:49:36 PM
Location:  Russell, KY
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 3035(2-10-4)
Views:  608   Comments: 2
CO 4-4-2 #275 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-4-2 #275 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Good looking Atlantic type steam locomotive and the first one in the class buitl in 1902 by the Alco-Schenectady works. Specifics - class A-16, 72" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 21x26" cylinders, engine weight of 173,000 lb,modest tractive effort of 27,073 lb, later superheated in the 1920's. R.W. Legg photo
Photo Date:  5/1/1931  Upload Date: 8/23/2015 9:19:24 AM
Location:  Lexington, KY
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  CO 275(4-4-2)
Views:  451   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-8-2 #1544 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Title:  C&O 2-8-8-2 #1544 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Description:  Interesting original photo of the Alco-Schenectady 2-8-8-2 "Chesapeake-type" locomotive delivered to the C&O in 1924. Known as "Simple Simons" or "Simons" (according to C&O Power) because they operated as simple-expansion articulateds, unlike the earlier compound Mallets. Specifics - H-7 class, 57" drivers, 215 psi boiler pressure, 23x32" cylinders, engine weight of 567,500 lb, impressive tractive effort of 108,547 lb. R.W. Legg photo
Photo Date:  10/1/1931  Upload Date: 8/24/2015 4:40:29 PM
Location:  Russell, KY
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 1544(2-8-8-2)
Views:  543   Comments: 1
CO 4-4-2 #281 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-4-2 #281 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Built by Alco-Schenectady in 1902, this 4-4-2 "Atlantic type" locomotive was one of only 20 that were on the C&O roster but they did hold on for decades with thirteen of them remaining in use until 1949. This one is caught in my Hoosier state servicing Richmond, IN. Specs - class A-16, 73" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 21x26" cylinders, engine weight of 173,000 lb and tractive effort of 27,073. The class was rebuilt in 1920's with reduced boiler pressure but increased cylinder size. Net effect was the tractive effort remained largely the same. R.W. Legg photo
Photo Date:  9/1/1932  Upload Date: 5/4/2016 4:35:37 AM
Location:  Richmond, IN
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  CO 281(4-4-2)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
CO 4-4-2 #287 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-4-2 #287 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Great action shot of a 1902 Alco-Schenectady built 4-4-2 in action with its varnish in tow. Note on back states #287 westbound on train #13." This loco was one of only twenty 4-4-2 Atlantics on the C&O roster but they did hold on for decades with thirteen of them remaining in use until 1949. Specs - class A-16, 73" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 21x26" cylinders, engine weight of 173,000 lb and tractive effort of 27,073. The class was rebuilt in 1920's with reduced boiler pressure but increased cylinder size. Net effect was the tractive effort remained largely the same. Unknown photographer.
Photo Date:  7/1/1935  Upload Date: 5/4/2016 4:35:52 AM
Location:  Charleston, WV
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  CO 287(4-4-2)
Views:  310   Comments: 1
CO 4-8-2 #546 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-8-2 #546 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Note on back of the photo states "#546 eastbound on "Sportsman" lo. Charlottesville, Sept. 8, 1936. The loco was built by Alco-Brooks in 1918 as part of the J-2 class. Originally it was numbered 136 but renumbered in 1924. The class was retired between 1951-52. Unknown photographer.
Photo Date:  9/8/1936  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 6:10:21 AM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 546(4-8-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
CO 4-8-2 #549 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-8-2 #549 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Caught in this Glenn Pfleohar photo, the 1923 Alco-Richmond 4-8-2 Mountain type steam locomotive stands in the Washington D.C. yard. Originally numbered 139, it was renumbered in 1924. The class was retired between 1951-52.
Photo Date:  6/12/1938  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 6:14:36 AM
Location:  Washington, DC
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 549(4-8-2)
Views:  169   Comments: 1
C&O 2-8-8-2 #1555 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Title:  C&O 2-8-8-2 #1555 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Description:  Although this appears to be an older contact reprint, it still shows the massive size of the 1924 Alco-Schenectady built "Chesapeake-type" 2-8-8-2 locomotive. Specifics - H-7 class, 57" drivers, 215 psi boiler pressure, 23x32" cylinders, engine weight of 567,500 lb, impressive tractive effort of 108,547 lb. No date, location or photographer was listed for this photo so arbitrary points were used.
Photo Date:  6/1/1939  Upload Date: 8/24/2015 4:40:35 PM
Location:  Unknown, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 1555(2-8-8-2)
Views:  420   Comments: 0
C&O 2-8-8-2 #1550 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Title:  C&O 2-8-8-2 #1550 - Chesapeake & Ohio RR
Description:  Beautiful photo by Glenn Pfleghar of the massive 1924 Alco-Schenectady 2-8-8-2 Chesapeake- type locomotive in the Clifton Forge, VA, yard. Often called "Simons" by the C&O (short for "Simple Simon"), these locos operated as simple-expansion articulateds, unlike the earlier compound Mallets. Specifics - H-7 class, 57" drivers, 215 psi boiler pressure, 23x32" cylinders, engine weight of 567,500 lb, impressive tractive effort of 108,547 lb. .
Photo Date:  1/15/1940  Upload Date: 8/24/2015 4:40:33 PM
Location:  Clifton Forge, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 1550(2-8-8-2)
Views:  563   Comments: 2
C&O 2-8-2 #1192 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  C&O 2-8-2 #1192 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Built by Alco in 1924, this K-2 class Mikado had 63" drivers, produced 200 psi boiler pressure and generated 63,467 lbs of tractive effort. By 1952, it was scrapped to make room for the diesel generator. A mighty looking brute with a meancing face! Forrest Trittenbach photo, Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1940  Upload Date: 11/17/2013 7:05:23 AM
Location:  Unknown, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 1192(2-8-2)
Views:  518   Comments: 1
C&O 4-6-2 #471 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  C&O 4-6-2 #471 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Built by Alco in 1914 as an F-17 class "Pacific", this locomotive had the distinction of carrying the name "George Washington" while heading up passenger service on the C&O. It originally had 69" drivers and developed 185 psi boiler pressure but after a rebuild in 1934, it was given 74" drivers and could develop a 200 psi boiler pressure. As the way with the rest of steam, it was scrapped by 1952. A Forrest Trittenbach photo. With the help of Mike Woodruff (see comment below), the location is the Icy City engine terminal. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1940  Upload Date: 11/17/2013 7:06:08 AM
Location:  Unknown, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 471(4-6-2)
Views:  622   Comments: 1
CO 4-8-2 #547 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-8-2 #547 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Nice example of a Baldwin 4-8-2 Mountain type locomotive built in 1919. Originally it bore the number 137 but was renumbered in 1924. The class was retired between 1951-52. No date or photographer was given for the photo so approximations were used.
Photo Date:  6/1/1940  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 6:12:51 AM
Location:  Washington, DC
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 547(4-8-2)
Views:  176   Comments: 1
C&O 4-8-2 #543 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  C&O 4-8-2 #543 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Built by Alco in 1918, this J-2 class "Mountain" locomotive looks sharp in this Forrest Trittenbach photo. It had 69" drivers and developed 200 psi boiler pressure. Eventually retired in 1952. With the help of Mike Woodruff (see comment below), the location is the Icy City engine terminal. Date of photo is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1945  Upload Date: 11/17/2013 7:06:13 AM
Location:  Ivy City, DC
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 543(4-8-2)
Views:  1548   Comments: 1
CO 4-4-2 #286 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-4-2 #286 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Another Hoosier loco! This 1902 Alco-Schenectady built 4-4-2 "Atlantic type" locomotive poses next to the elevated gate tower in downtown Hammond, IN. This loco was one of only twenty 4-4-2 Atlantics to ever appear on the C&O roster but they did hold on for decades with thirteen of them remaining in use until 1949. Specs - class A-16, 73" drivers, 200 psi boiler pressure, 21x26" cylinders, engine weight of 173,000 lb and tractive effort of 27,073. The class was rebuilt in 1920's with reduced boiler pressure but increased cylinder size. Net effect was the tractive effort remained largely the same. Happy to be able to post a C&O loco serving my Hoosier state!Arthur B. Johnson photo
Photo Date:  4/26/1947  Upload Date: 5/4/2016 4:35:44 AM
Location:  Hammond, IN
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  CO 286(4-4-2)
Views:  413   Comments: 0
CO 4-8-2 #549 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-8-2 #549 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  THis 1923 Alco-Richmond built 4-8-2 Mountain type loco stands with steam up waiting for its next assignment. Originally built as #139, it was renumbered in 1924 to the present #549. C.W. Jernstrom photo
Photo Date:  5/11/1947  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 6:40:59 AM
Location:  Charlottesville, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 549(4-8-2)
Views:  184   Comments: 1
CO 4-8-2 #547 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-8-2 #547 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  built by Baldwin in 1919 as their #137, it was renumbered #547 in 1924. The loco only has a year or two left to serve as the class was eventually retired between 1951-52. C.T. Andrews photo
Photo Date:  5/1/1950  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 6:13:15 AM
Location:  Clifton Forge, WV
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 547(4-8-2)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
C&O 0-6-0F #37 - "Fireless Cooker"
Title:  C&O 0-6-0F #37 - "Fireless Cooker"
Description:  Built by the H. K. Porter Company in 1949, this fireless switcher ran on pressurized steam, often earning the nickname "pressure cooker" by many railroads. This was a Chesapeake & Ohio class C-8, one of three ordered. Forrest Trittenbach photo. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 11/17/2013 7:03:12 AM
Location:  Unknown, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 37(0-6-0T)
Views:  2164   Comments: 1
C&O 4-6-4 #494 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  C&O 4-6-4 #494 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Starting life as a 1926 Alco-Richmond built 4-6-2 "Pacific", this loco went through an upgrade at the C&O Huntington shops along with its 3 other sisters. They were converted to 4-6-4 "Hudsons". All but #494 here were covered with streamlined coweling and painted yellow & silver. Only one remains at the B&O Museum in Baltimore. Eventually this one was retired and scrapped by mid 1950's. A Forrest Trittenbach photo. Date is approximate
Photo Date:  6/1/1950  Upload Date: 11/17/2013 7:06:10 AM
Location:  Unknown, OH
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 494(4-6-4)
Views:  890   Comments: 1
CO 4-8-2 #316 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-8-2 #316 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  This is the Alco-Richmond builder's photo of the first 4-8-2 Mountain type steam locomotive ever built for North American railroads. C&O & Alco worked together to produce this wheel configuration to meet the needs for more power, especially in the Allegheny Mountains, hense the wheel config name. In 1924, the loco was renumbered 540. The class was retired in 1951-52.
Photo Date:  6/10/1951  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 6:16:40 AM
Location:  Richmond, VA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 316(4-8-2) CO 540(4-8-2)
Views:  289   Comments: 0
CO 4-8-2 #543 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Title:  CO 4-8-2 #543 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Description:  Powerful looking 4-8-2 Mountain type built by Alco-Brooks for the C&O in 1918, J-2 class member. Original number was 133 but renumbered in 1924. The class was retired in 1951-52. C.W. Jernstrom photo
Photo Date:  6/10/1951  Upload Date: 11/8/2018 6:09:42 AM
Location:  Louisville, KY
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  CO 543(4-8-2)
Views:  226   Comments: 1


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