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Pence Springs, West Virginia: Evolution of a station

Pence Springs, West Virginia: Evolution of a station Dixon, Thomas W Jr Pence Springs, West Virginia, is located near milepost 343, about seven miles west of Alderson and twelve miles east of Hinton on the C&O’s Alleghany Subdivision. The name comes from the Pence family, owners of the sulphur spring that flowed from eastern West […]

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A long way from home

A long way from home Holland, Kevin Pieces of Chesapeake & Ohio history can surface in the most unlikely places. Take Hamilton, Ontario, for example. Situated at the western tip of Lake Ontario, Hamilton has been referred to as “Canada’s Pittsburgh,” and with good cause. Steelmaking and its satellite industries were the city’s lifeblood for […]

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Current news

Current news Butler, Jim Please send items to: Everett N. Young 59 Vera Dr., Pikeville, KY 41501-1424 briarhopper@setel.com Beavers May Have Caused Derailment from the Detroit Free Press, May 8, 2003 submitted by H. J. Hales II Cleanup could take another day or two following a nine-car train derailment in Holly Township-perhaps caused early Wednesday […]

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CSX runs office car specials

CSX runs office car specials Moore, James D During the month of October 2000, CSXT ran two office car specials through the hills of West Virginia. The first trip occurred on the morning of October 14th with CSXT deadheading train P416-10 from Huntington to Charleston for its 12:30 pm departure east to Thurmond. CSXT planned […]

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How a railway became a corporate aviation pioneet, The

C&O Air Force: How a railway became a corporate aviation pioneet, The Holland, Kevin Today – not quite 100 years after the first powered, manned, heavierthan-air flight – the technology, safety, and accessibility of flying are very much taken for granted. Business travel in particular is an airborne exercise, as time and inclination rarely permit […]

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C&O Steam at Lexington

C&O Steam at Lexington Bogart, Charles H With the breakup of Collis P. Huntington’s railroad empire, as a result of it going into receivership, the Chesapeake and Ohio gained control of the Elizabethtown, Lexington & Big Sandy Railroad. The EL&BS was owner of a rail line from Ashland, Kentucky, to the east side of Lexington, […]

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New CSX aggregates business

New CSX aggregates business CSXT’s minerals group recently secured a unit train deal representing 4,000 new aggregates carloads annually. This is not an unusual move for the minerals group in the core CSXT market, but this win is new for CSXT’s northern territory. “This move wouldn’t have been possible without the Conrail acquisition,” said Dean […]

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C&OHS Calendar

C&OHS Calendar Shows and events of interest to C&OHS members. Contact the editor to have a listing added. C&OHS Archives Fall Work Session Clifton Forge, VA Sept. 28-Oct. 1/05 Copyright Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society, Inc. Jul/Aug 2005 Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning Company. All rights Reserved

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Stapleton, Virginia: C&O railway mile post 130.8–elevation 458.4

Stapleton, Virginia: C&O railway mile post 130.8–elevation 458.4 Wiley, Chris C&O Railway Mile Post 130.8 Elevation 458.4 A community’s railroad station was often the center of activity. This was no different at Stapleton however this area’s roots go back even further to the James River. The James River has played an important role in the […]

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Manifest schedule changes

Manifest schedule changes CSX train Q690 now runs from Erwin, Tenn., to Willard, Ohio, instead of Chicago. It departs Erwin 1030, by Elkhorn City 1915, Iv Shelby 2230, ar Russell 0530, Iv 0830, ar Columbus 1400, lv 1900, by Fostoria at 2345, and ar Willard 0130. Q691’s run now terminates at Russell instead of Erwin. […]