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Big day on the Beaver Valley

Big day on the Beaver Valley Young, Everett N Every now and then, a railfan is rewarded for his long hours spent waiting trackside by having not just an average day but a better than average day Such was March 27, 1999, when several C&O Historical Society friends got together t(spend a beautiful Saturday pursuing […]

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Durbin’s C&O centennial

Durbin’s C&O centennial Kinderman, Gibbs May 26, 2002, marks 100 years since the C&O arrived in Durbin, West Virginia At noon on May 26, 1902, the first train steamed into the town of Durbin, West Virginia, at the forks of the Greenbrier River, inaugurating service on the Greenbrier Division of the C&O Railway, later to […]

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C&OHS mailbag

C&OHS mailbag Letters to the Editors are welcome, and will appear in the Magazine as space- permits. Letters may be edited for space and content. Ferry Follow-up I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the article on the PM/C&O Detroit River car ferries in the March 2002 issue of C&O HISTORY. I’ve […]

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Modeling the C&O’s NI cabin

Modeling the C&O’s NI cabin Moseley, Jim Cabin was located at the junction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway main line with the Piney Creek Subdivision at Prince, West Virginia. Interlocking towers, or cabins as they were called on the C&O, were identified by their telegraphic call letters, in this case, “NI.” Copies of official […]

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Former Lexington, Va., Depot Moved

Former Lexington, Va., Depot Moved Lyon, Ed condensed from the Lexington, Va., News Gazette Chesapeake & Ohio’s former passenger depot in Lexington, Va., built in 1883, was moved to a new local location at McLauglin St. parking lot by current owner Washington and Lee University on May 12th. Except for two metal straps which snapped, […]

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Modeling C&O CTC

Modeling C&O CTC Burgett, Michael J Part 4: Signal Aspects and Indications Aspects and indications are the basic building blocks of the signal system. “Aspects” are the means by which the signal conveys its indication to the train crew, either by one color being displayed or by a combination of colors being displayed. The “indication” […]

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CSXT acquires new boxcars

CSXT acquires new boxcars CSXT ACQUIRES NEW BOXCARS CSXT press release, June 22, 2000 CSX Transportation unveiled the first of 220 new 60-foot high-cube boxcars specifically designed to meet the increased demands of the newsprint industry. The redesigned boxcars provide superior protection, additional loading capacity and better ride quality. “These cars are truly the best […]

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Building a C&O standard verticle standpipe in HO

Building a C&O standard verticle standpipe in HO Hass, Russ At the 2001 C&O Historical Society conference in Ashland, Kentucky, Tom Dixon and I gave a presentation on C&O water tanks. Chad already built models of both the 1882 wood-framed version and the 50,000-gallon steel-framed standard tank. I needed to build some typical steel water […]

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C&O experimental lightweight 50-ton 3-bay hopper cars 100-114

C&O experimental lightweight 50-ton 3-bay hopper cars 100-114 Dixon, Thomas W Jr These interesting cars were built in 1935 to experiment with new car-building designs. Nos. 100– 104 were built by Bethlehem Steel in Johnstown, Pa., in August 1935, while Nos. 105-114 were built concurrently by the American Car and Foundry plant at Huntington, W […]