Posts Tagged ‘Chessie System 614’

Steam Saturday: A Chessie Steam Memory

July 17, 2021

Here’s a memory for some of you. It is Sept. 21, 1980, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Chessie 4-8-4 No. 614 is westbound during a one-way ferry move from Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh. The excursion was part of the first season of the Chessie Safety Express program. This was the fifth trip of 20 that the 614 and its train made this year. Another season followed in 1981.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Steam Saturday: Chessie 614 in Pennsylvania

July 10, 2021

John Woodworth and I were in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania on June 27, 1981 when I photographed Chessie System 614 on a trestle. This excursion was part of the second season of the Chessie Safety Express program.

This train had originated in Akron and traveled to Pittsburgh before returning to Akron. The next day the 614 and its train made a one-way ferry move from Akron to Pittsburgh.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Steam Saturday: No. 614 in Lowellville

December 12, 2020

Chessie System 4-8-4 No. 614 is eastbound in Lowellville on June 27, 1981, during the second season of the Chessie Safety Express series of excursions. This particular excursion originated in Akron and made a roundtrip to Pittsburgh. It ran a one-way Akron to Pittsburgh ferry move the next day. The excursions were coordinated with The Whistle Stop in Cuyahoga Falls.

Photograph by Robert Farkas