Posts Tagged ‘Chessie Steam Special’

R&R Article Triggered Reading 2102 Memories

August 9, 2017

If any of you get Railfan & Railroad magazine you probably read about the Chessie Steam Special and Reading 2101.

The article states that work was done on the engine at the Saucon Roundhouse in Hellertown, Pennsylvania.

I pass through Hellertown on occasion and I have photographed the roundhouse over the years. Here are images of it with the roundhouse and coaling tower still standing in 2009, and the last time I saw it in 2014.

I never experienced the Reading 2101 except on the American Freedom Train when it came to New Jersey. I have encountered and ridden behind 2102 several times.

Photographs by Jack Norris

Another View of Chessie 614

December 16, 2016

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Roger’s Chessie System 614 image reminded me of a favorite image I took of her. It is July 11, 1981, in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, and Chessie 614 is heading west toward the former Western Maryland bridge.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

 

Railroading as it Once Was: Chessie Steam Special

July 5, 2016

Chessie Steam Special

The Chessie Steam Special is seen here between Seville and Sterling on the CL&W Subdivision of the former Baltimore & Ohio in June 1977.

Maybe it was a bit gaudy for some people’s tastes in steam engines, but who wouldn’t like to be able to see this again in this day and age and to be able to ride in one of those open window coaches.

Photograph by Roger Durfee