C&O Steam To Chicago

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C&O Steam To Chicago
Posted by SPer on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:53 AM

I'm a big fan of Chessie and Ohio steam locomotives especially the Alleghenys and I want to know if any large C&O steam locomotives-Berkshires, Greenbriars,Mountains, Mallets,and Alleghenys went to ,say,Chicago since C&O serves Chicago.

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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:46 PM

Don't think the Cincinati-Chicato line really fit into C&O's heavy traffic core.  The other line out of Chicago was the Pere Marquette and did not become part of the C&O until 1947 or thereabouts.  PM 1225 is representative of the heaviest power the PM operated.


The discription above would tend to indicate that the line would not be a good fit for the heaviest of C&O power that was used to move coal to the Tidewater.


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Posted by rcdrye on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:05 PM

C&O's biggest power on the C&OofI were 2-8-2s, serviced at Nickel Plate's roundhouse near 95th.


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