CO 4-8-4 #614 - Chesapeake & Ohio         
Interesting loco built by Lima in June of 1948. Massive, powerful and commanding to say the least and a loco with nine lives. The unit would continue long after the other Greenbriers (4-8-4's to the C&O) were retired. It was a test loco for the American Coal Enterprise as they tried developing a coal burning steam locomotive that could compete with diesel loco on a cost basis. It also served as the Chessie Safety Special. This photo by Arthur B. Johnson.
Date: 12/9/1952 Location: Clifton Forge, VA   Map Show Clifton Forge on a rail map Views: 352 Collection Of:   Gary Everhart
Locomotives: CO 614(4-8-4)    Author:  Gary Everhart
CO 4-8-4 #614 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Picture Categories: Roster,Yard,Steam This picture is part of album:  C&O 4-8-4 Greenbriers
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Jonathan Spurlock General Minor correction, Gary: Clifton Forge is in VA, not WV. Regardless, thanks for posting this photo of one of the survivors! 11/9/2018 2:10:58 PM

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