This book covers the history and development of the Alleghany Subdivision as thoroughly as possible: from the earliest proposals for canal and turnpike transportation in the region, how they... More > developed into the C&O railway, to how that railway was built and operated over the past 100-plus years.
Each location along the line is covered in detail, along with its development and significance. Also included are detailed analysis of the main line and operations as well as the lines that branched off to Hot Springs and along the Greenbrier River. Along with this is the lore of the C&O, from George Alley to John Henry.
The book is filled with hundreds of photographs and many original official railroad drawings. It contains a wealth of information not only on the railroad, but on the development of transportation in the American Industrial Age and the history of the region.< Less
The J-3 was primarily used in passenger service, although some were briefly used in freight service at the end of the steam era. These modern and powerful locomotives were used almost exclusively... More > between Charlottesville, Virginia, and Hinton, West Virginia, over a mountainous region filled with steep grades. Passenger train consists were the heaviest through this region, requiring the maximum in motive power and efficiency that was the hallmark of the J-3.
The Greenbriers were handsome and well proportioned with their compact, powerful figures, and are among the most aesthetically pleasing of all steam engines. They were all built by Lima Locomotive works and were the pinnacle of superpower technology and steam locomotive design.< Less
This book provides an in-depth account of the C&O Railway in the New River Valley and includes detailed descriptions of the history and development of the line; operations, locations, motive... More > power, freight and passenger service, coal mines and towns, short lines and branches, and landmarks along the way. It also includes narratives about famous railroad towns such as Thurmond and Quinnimont.
It is filled with hundreds of photographs, drawings, maps and other reference material. Many of the photos were taken by the author, and are unique to this book. Other reference material has been taken from original, official railroad sources.
This is the essential reference to railroading in the New River Gorge and also serves as a guide for touring famous locations in the area. It is the most complete and scholarly coverage of the topic available.< Less
Serve C&O Diner meals at your house! Softbound, 160 pages, 6x9 size. This is a direct reprint of the material contained in C&O's only standard dining car recipe book, dated 1947. It gives the... More > detailed ingredients and recipe for preparing all the meals that were available on C&O diners at the height of their operations after WWII. Photos show C&O diners in operation. Introduction gives background data on the service. Many of the recipes can be adapted easily to smaller portions and modern ingredients.< Less
This is the first in a series of books by the Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society dealing with various aspects of C&O history which have not been possible before. The introduction of... More > print-on-demand technology will allow us to publish material on a wide variety of new subjects. The first effort is a compendium of reprinted articles from the past 30 years of our magazine that deal with the history C&O Heavyweight Passenger Train Cars as well a articles on how to model this type of car. The book is 116 pages and fully illustrated, with color covers showing C&O cars in both the green and three-color schemes. The articles are direct reprints from the magazines and have not been updated or manipulated. For the first time the C&O buff, passenger train aficionado, and others will have a good reference for a variety of these cars which were an important element of C&O operations from 1911 until 1971.< Less