C&O 614 at Meyersdale

Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 leads a Chessie Safety Express special at Myersdale, Pennsylvania, on July 11, 1981 (top photograph). The excursion operated in cooperation with Operation Lifesaver to promote grade crossing safety.

The 614 and the Chessie Safety Express operated in 1980 and 1981 with the last excursion running in November 1981.

This particular trip operated between Pittsburgh and Meyersdale and was coordinated with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

In the bottom image, the Safety Express is westbound in the Pittsburgh area on July 27, 1981.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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