updated Dec.25, 2001
Marshal Texas - Texas & Pacific
In Dec.1974 a High School friend named Russ
Perry took these two photos for me of
a 2-8-0 in a park.
2-6-6-2 #1308 sets in a city park Nov. 1976
.....July 1975 several C&O steam
locos and extra tenders are clustered in storage. Among these
were 2-8-4 #2705 and 2-6-6-2 #1309 .
Altoona PA. - Horseshoe Curve
4-6-2 K4 #1361 was built May
1918 by the famous Junita Shops. These photos
were taken on Sept. 14, 1975 as she set on display. About the
mid-1980s she was removed and restored to operating condition.
New Hope PA. - New Hope &
Ivyland Tourist Railroad
* This railroad is located in far Eastern Pennsylvania.
May 29, 1975 several of us visited their New Hope
* Engine #40 2-8-0 was built in 1925 by
Baldwin and labored around Lancaster, South Carolina for many years.
* Sister engine #1533 is a 4-6-0 built in
1911 by Montreal Locomotive Works for Canadian Northern.
* In my notes I show this as #565, however
the NH&IL doesn't show her on their current rooster.
American Freedom Train -
As our Nation celebrated the Bi-Centennial
in 1976 a special train toured the country with several of our better know
National Treasures, like the Liberty Bell. This train was pulled
by former Reading 4-8-4 #2101 through Ohio, renumbered as #1.
* #1 was at the Defense
Supply Center in Columbus Ohio on June 4, 1975.
* Art Markley took this photo of the Freedom
Train and his kids Julie and Jimmy (location unknown).
Strasburg Pa. - The Strasburg
May 30, 1976
Steam Loco #4
.....Soon 2-10-0 #90
came by with the famous coach used in the movie
is seen pulling past the Engine House.
Jacobson went to Jackson Ohio's JISCo ( Jackson Iron
& Steel Company ) plant and purchased a little 0-6-0 switcher
that had quiet an impressive heritage. As it turns out, this
switcher was built in March 1929 by the Baldwin Locomotive
Works and was kept by them for use in the Plant .
For many years, if Baldwin made it, this very engine
pulled it around the factory!
Jerry later traded
engine #3 to the Steamtown Museum ( re-numbered 26 )
for the 4-6-0 #1551 he
currently has on the Ohio Central RR.
at Sugarcreek Ohio.
Most of these following
photos were made shortly after the switcher was returned to
life in Nov. 1981, at JISCo .
* The ex-Baldwin "Shop Goat"
from the front and another
of the rear.
* "Chip" Rogers
takes a turn at the throttle.
In July 12, 1975 Bill
Goslan and I just happened to catch little #3 outside
of the building. A bored, but friendly
security guard gave us the grand tour!
The Ohio Central
ex- Canadian National
#1551 seen departing the
Sugarcreek station - July 25, 1992
engineer Bill Goslan "oils around" as
fireman Brian tends to the cab; also a view of the cab's
Ohio Central GP-9 #91 arrives with
a work train
#2700 on display
I found C&O
#2700 ( 2-8-4 ) in a Charleston W.Va. City
Park - Mar.1978
that today this same locomotive is on the Ohio Central RR at
N&W J #611 from Columbus to
Kenova and back - Sept. 1993
* The Train seen
the OSU Fairgrounds in Columbus Ohio.
* The Train pulls
ahead to reload its passengers at
side view too.
* viewed out
the window somewhere between Kenova and Ashland
Railway Museum leases ex-C&O #614 -
May 16, 1981
trip was from Columbus Ohio to Ashland Ky. and return.
* While waiting at Robins ( North of Jackson)
to photograph #614 I noticed two
steam engine's Tenders, still in use by MofW forces.
One of them was
* Soon #614 arrived at Robins as
it flew past !
* The Chessie Safety Express
unloaded the passengers at Russell, then proceeded
Ashland for servicing. A
fire department provides the water.
* After the passengers boarded I paced #614 along
a highway; here passing a Tower
it crossed the Ohio River, in route to Columbus.
* Chessie was very PR minded and created an "Open
House" atmosphere at their
Yard in Columbus.
* #614 had an Auxiliary
Tender for these trips, which made it too long
for the Roundhouse's
so it was separated from the Steam engine
and turned with a GP-9
* I was amazed by the spectators
being so close to the Turntable, as it turned
* Another B&W photo looking from
the Roundhouse toward the train.
#614 on Excursions
Photos taken Nov.1981
by Art Markley
* The Eastbound "New
River Train" is seen at Ona W.Va.
* Seen passing a signal
bridge at Barboursville W.Va. ( close-up
* 614 passes thru a Bridge
and seen on a broad curve at St.Albans W.Va.
* snaking thru an
S-Curve at Kanawha Falls W.Va.