Project 2716 Restoration Update

“We will begin the tender truck conversion the second week of April at KRM. The conversation will be requiring the fabrication of lateral bearings that support the tender from the bolster. We are also fabricating an extension ring for the bowl to adjust the height on the new conversion trucks to meet those of current specs. Once we have completed those the tender will be lifted on both ends and the new trucks installed. I’m anticipating that we will complete those the third week of April. Rods will be removed the second week of May for crank pin and brass inspections. Rods will also be polished and sealed with Cosmoline.

The move date has not been set. However, we have some remaining work to be completed all through May and early June. We anticipate having all of the work for the move done by the second or third week of June.”

Report courtesy of Andy Wartman – Director Restorations – KSHG

Artwork courtesy of Tom Rock.


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C&O Railway #2716’s Return to Steam

Video courtesy of Kentucky Steam Heritage Corp. via YouTube.


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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Steam Feature for April 2017

Featured Chesapeake & Ohio steam subjects for this April post are of the famous Allegheny at various locations in Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.  The history of the 2-6-6-6 Allegheny Type locomotive can be viewed at the enclosed link, courtesy of American-Rails.com.

  • C&O #1605 – Toledo, OH – 8/5/50
  • C&O #1624 – Hinton, WV – 8/5/56
  • C&O #1631 – Columbus, OH – 7/7/48
  • C&O #1632 – Richmond, VA – 8/1/46
  • C&O #1639 – Hinton, WV – 8/2/46
  • C&O #1653 – Russell, KY – 10/7/52
  • C&O #1650 under construction – Lima, OH – 10/1/48
  • C&O Allegheny under construction – Lima, OH – 11/48

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Steam Feature for February 2017

C&O Rwy Logo

Featured Chesapeake & Ohio Railway steam subjects for this February post include locations in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Washington, DC and West Virginia:

  • C&O #444 – Hammond, IN – 6/24/47
  • C&O #450 – Huntington, WV – 7/35
  • C&O #472 – Cincinnati, OH – 10/6/49
  • C&O #482 – Washington, DC – 12/27/46
  • C&O #549 – Washington, DC – 6/12/38
  • C&O #2987 – New Buffalo, MI – 9/24/49

All photos courtesy of www.rr-fallenflags.org.


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